Southwest Ohio Purchasers for Government (SWOP4G) was founded in 1986 after many years of planning by a small group of purchasers from local governments in Southwestern Ohio including Cincinnati, Dayton, Kettering and Montgomery County. A Charter and By-Laws were adopted in 1986.
The State of Ohio permits the practice of cooperative governmental purchasing under the Ohio Revised Code. Southwest Ohio Purchasers for Government makes it possible for governmental entities to:
- Save money and staff time through joint or cooperative buying
- Provide a network to share purchasing expertise and information
- Provide educational opportunities to those involved in public purchasing
- Promote and enhance Ethics