Gem State Paper & Supply provides national and regional contracted pricing programs for all types of municipal agencies and educational facilities.  We have programs available for:

Universities and colleges
Public school districts
Private and non-profit schools
City and county government agencies

State agencies
Airport Authorities
Post Offices
Correctional institutions
Non-profit organizations

We can help you reduce procurement costs through the utilization of manufacturer contracted pricing as well as through cooperative purchasing programs such as the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA)

A competitively solicited and publicly awarded cooperative contract that is available to educational institutions and public agencies via 


 Your Janitorial Supply Needs
ONE Cooperative Contract

Gem State, as a member of Network Services offers eligible customers the access to a Janitorial Supplies and Equipment Contract between the City of Tucson and Network Services Company

This contract is a catalog wide agreement, offering a comprehensive product list of the most frequently ordered Janitorial and Sanitation Supplies items, which are offered at substantially reduced prices. In addition, the contract offers Custom Product Lists, so that participating institutions and agencies can create an offering that is unique to their facilities. 

Bottom Line:  By piggybacking off the City of Tucson cooperative contract, your institution/agency can reduce administrative time and supply costs.  

One vendor, one truck, one invoice, one contract!!

Cooperative Contract Highlights

  • Term:

    • August 2, 2010 through August 1, 2015

  • Pricing:

    • Deep discounts based on national aggregate pricing

    • Custom Price List for your agency to meet your specific needs

  • Comprehensive Offering

    • All product categories provided through one agreement

    • Nationally recognized, industry-leading brands

    • Green cleaning products and environmentally sustainable cleaning solutions

    • Customized cleaning solutions to meet your unique needs

    • Chemical proportioning systems

    • Professional high performance cleaning products

  • Consulting Services available from Gem State

    • Includes services such as Sustainable Supply Chain Management, LEED, Green Programs and Environmental Effectiveness Audits

  • Training and Education

    • Customized on-site training programs for either one individual or an entire staff

About National IPA 
National IPA is a cooperative purchasing organization established for agencies and institutions nationwide in order to reduce procurement costs by leveraging group volume.  All contracts are competitively solicited, awarded and held by a public agency and made available for “piggybacking” to agencies nationwide via National IPA.  

This is an optional use program with no fee to participate.  Visit for more information and to register for participation. 
Additional information about the National IPA Janitorial and Sanitation Supplies Contract with Network/Gem State may be viewed on the National IPA website:

Contact:   Deanna Comstock, Sales Assistant, 1-800-727-2737


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