U.S. Communities


Online Training and Information


U.S. Communities offers a range of educational and informational webinars to help your organization get the most out of cooperative purchasing. Subjects vary from introductory U.S. Communities overviews to presentations addressing specific topics such as supplier offerings or e-commerce. Webinars are free but registration is required. New webinars are added on an ongoing basis so check back regularly.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Aug 23

    NAEP Webinar: Tips to Save Time and Money in the Student Housing Make Ready Process

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  • Aug 28

    Webinar: New Energy Consulting and Management Services Contract

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  • Sep 20

    Webinar: How To Utilize Back-to-School Budgets Effectively with Amazon Business

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"NAEP Webinar: Tips to Save Time and Money in the Student Housing Make Ready Process"

The make ready or turns process of getting student housing units ready from one semester to the next can be costly, time consuming, and taxing on your procurement, residential life, and maintenance staff. How cost effective and efficient are your make readies? This session will explore best practices on how you can improve your make ready processes, saving time and money.

Contact: Sarah Mallon (smallon@uscommunities.org)

Speaker: HD Supply Facilities Maintenance


"Webinar: New Energy Consulting and Management Services Contract"

We are excited to announce the new U.S. Communities contract for energy consulting and management services has been awarded to Tradition Energy. This contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency, City of Mesquite, Texas.

Register today to learn more about this new contract and the solutions available!

Tuesday, August 28th at 8 am PT / 11 am ET
Wednesday, August 29th at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET

Contact: Andrea Williams (awilliams@uscommunities.org)

Speakers: Travis Brown (Program Manager, U.S. Communities) , Ryan Williams, CPPB (Manager of Purchasing, City of Mesquite, TX) , Bob Wooten, C.P.M., CEP (Sr. Director, Tradition Energy)


  • Tuesday, August 28th 45 minutes REGISTER
  • Wednesday, August 29th 45 minutes REGISTER

"Webinar: How To Utilize Back-to-School Budgets Effectively with Amazon Business"

Join Amazon Business and Tracy Unified School District (CA) to learn how they are working together to give teachers access to the best and most budget-friendly office products & classroom supplies and achieve excellent educational outcomes. REGISTER NOW for this 45-minute webinar to learn how you can achieve operational efficiency and transparency, ensure compliance, reduce costs and more.

You'll also hear from the Superintendent of Tracy Unified School District who will share their journey to support the district’s savings efforts. Join this webinar to better understand how your school can:

  • Overcome key challenges and complex processes
  • Improve operational efficiency and contractual compliance
  • Simplify the buying experience of essential Office Products and Classroom Supplies for your teachers and classrooms

Register today to find out why the Amazon Business cooperative contract can benefit your organization!

Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 pm ET

Contact: Sarah Mallon (smallon@uscommunities.org)

Speakers: Dr. Brian Stephens (Superintendent, Tracy Unified School District) , Richard Stanton (Head of K-12 Education, Amazon Business)


  • Thursday, September 20th 45 minutes REGISTER

On-Demand Videos

Listen to previously recorded contract webinars and on-demand videos. 

On-Demand Videos