Innovative Programs

SPURR is a buying group of public agencies focused on utility services. We aggregate buying power and expertise to obtain the best available pricing and terms for our participants.

What We Do

Since 1989, SPURR has conducted complex procurements for schools, colleges, and other public agencies.
We have decades of experience and technical expertise that we put at the service of our program participants. We offer innovative procurement programs for solar, energy storage, natural gas, electricity, energy expense management and conservation, LED lights, energy demand response, telecommunications and internal networking to California public school districts, community colleges, county offices of education, public universities, cities, counties, municipal agencies, and non-profit educational organizations.

What Sets Us Apart

As a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), a public agency, we aggregate purchasing power and expertise for our member and non-member participants. Our standards of transparency and competitive sourcing ensure that your best interests are being served.

Benefits Include:

  • Aggregated, competitive purchasing for thousands of facilities
  • Best available pricing and terms
  • No hidden risks or fees
  • Clear, concise participation agreements
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Superior client service
  • Regulatory representation

Our Services

Telecom and Internal Networking

Our master contracts are competitively sourced and available for your review. We have taken care of all the details to save you money and make your job easier. Our contracts can be used to procure leading brands such as Avaya, Cisco, HP, Jive, Palo Alto Networks, Samsung and others.

Solar and Energy Storage

We conducted a statewide RFP process and made all the leading solar providers compete. Our cooperating agency, Fresno Unified School District, worked with us closely every step of the way to create a master contract with unprecedented pricing and terms.

Natural Gas and Electricity

With hundreds of participating agencies and thousands of facilities, we have tremendous buying and bargaining power with wholesale suppliers. We can lower the risk by providing the best available combination of low, stable and predictable rates.

LED Lighting

We make sure you get the best pricing and installation through our proven procurement process. We invited dozens of vendors to submit pricing and terms for our published RFP and evaluated them on criteria like pricing, range of design and quality of proposed products, and more.

Energy Manager

Let us help you make full use of your utility data to save money and be more efficient. Tracking and managing your electricity, natural gas, water, sewer and solid waste services can be headache-inducing. We make it easy with a web-based solution that turns stacks of paper into powerful tools that link invoice information to other useful data – such as prior period billing details, facility square footage, facility type, occupancy or local weather data.

Press And News

Three California school districts choose ForeFront Power to add solar.

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ForeFront Power chosen to install 2.3 MW of solar for Bakersfield City School District.

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Sacramento City Unified School District leveraged a SPURR Master Contract awarded to AMS.NET, Inc., for the district’s classroom technology update.

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Ready To Participate


SPURR members benefit from the procurement work we’ve done and the great prices we negotiate.

SPURR contracts are ready and waiting.

If you like our terms and if your internal contracting rules allow, you can start buying right away.