Cost Saving Programs

Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA)

Created through a partnership between Tompkins and Tioga counties 20 years ago, MEGA is a Local Development Corporation that provides more than 30 counties and 250 local governments and schools with cost savings on electric and gas through an aggregated purchasing process.

Payment Solutions (P-Card) Program

NYSAC’s Payment Solutions (P-Card) Program, in partnership with PFM, provides counties with a tool to receive rebates for their purchases. The P-Card payment process may reduce the typical requisition process and related costs associated with purchasing materials and services. The P-Card, which is a special type of credit card, streamlines the purchase of supplies, furniture, construction materials, utilities and much more, saving staff time and money for your county. For more information, please email

U.S. Communities/Omnia Partners

Membership in NYSAC provides counties and local governments access to the single largest cooperative purchasing network. OMNIA Partners (formerly US Communities) connects New York’s municipalities with hundreds of world class suppliers. Our collective purchasing power provides counties with access to high quality contracts at lower costs and greater flexibility than other procurement vehicles. Counties need to adopt best value local laws or resolutions to take advantage of the benefits of cooperative purchasing. For more information, contact Mark LaVigne or check out Omnia Partners at