Pennsylvania Cooperative Purchasing Program

Pennsylvania Cooperative Purchasing Program

COSTARS Contract #009-E23-103

COSTARS is Pennsylvania’s cooperative purchasing program and serves as a gateway between approved and registered local suppliers and state-affiliated members. COSTARS members are able to utilize exclusive contracts established by the Department of General Services to easily and cost effectively identify suppliers with whom to do business.

This program provides a variety of choices to obtain goods and business services at exclusive, competitive rates only for COSTARS members.  With no need to hold a competitive bidding process, authorized suppliers like GDS have been throughly vetted and awarded contracts in their area of expertise.

Goals of The PA COSTARS Program

  • To encourage and facilitate opportunities for Members to achieve more value and cost-savings through a cooperative partnership.

  • To provide greater opportunity for Suppliers of any size to compete for Members’ business.

  • To provide accessible contracts with competitive pricing.



GLOBAL DOCUMENT SERVICES | Graphic & Printing Services, Equipment and Supplies Contract

In September of 2023, Global Document Services, LLC was awarded the COSTARS Contract for Graphic & Printing Services, Equipment and Supplies. It is our goal to provide COSTARS Members with competitive pricing in an environment where we can fulfill their professional needs without navigating the typical bidding process. As an official COSTARS Service Supplier we are so excited to provide professional document scanning, film conversion and shredding services to all registered public procurement units, and affiliated entities.

If you are in need of a quote or bid for an upcoming project, please contact our COSTARS specialist at [email protected].


Document Scanning and Conversion Services

Digitizing files creates 24/7 access and simpler collaboration

Our document scanning service provides you with searchable documents that are just a click away, while eliminating storage costs and freeing up your space. Protect your assets, lower risk of loss or damage and collaborate easily by having your documents scanned. Scanning files means you can retain them indefinitely with minimal longterm costs.

Why use a Document Scanning Service?

  • Converting your paper files to digital versions increases productivity by improving access, allowing for faster workflow and easier collaboration amongst your employees.
  • Digitizing documents and storing remotely or on an onsite server means a huge cost reduction in long-term storage. Our average cost per scanned page is 6-12 cents.
  • Access to secure information is more easily controlled using encrypted databases


Conversion Services for Microfilm

Global Document Services is also one of the only conversion companies with the experience and ability to provide high-quality conversion services for microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards. Our highly trained professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and software to recreate the image in highest quality possible.

Film scanning services allow you to digitize microfilm and convert to digital, creating a more easily manageable system that makes your data more easily adaptable to future technology.

Some of the notable benefits that come with film scanning services include:

      • Accurate Data Preservation
      • Easier Information Access
      • Ability to Share Data and Collaborate Easily
      • Search-ability Within Your Data
      • More Space!
      • Efficiency Increase
      • Improving Your Bottom Line
      • Peace of Mind
      • Backups!

Document Destruction & Shredding Services


Secure destruction ensures information protection and security

Our paper shredding service in another easy choice when it comes to destroying information safely and securely. Shredding services save money in storage fees and provide peace of mind, protecting you from a potential data breach and the costs associated. Document shredding is environmentally friendly and for a less than a dollar per pound, a secure container and regularly scheduled shredding services automates the destruction of sensitive information.

Our Secure Destruction Services Include:

  • Mobile Shredding Services – documents are shred on-site at your location and you can even watch the shredding being done.
  • Regular Shredding Bin Service – regular scheduled shredding pickups and ongoing shredding appointments for businesses, legal offices and medical facilities
  • Bulk Shredding service for large office clean outs, storage units or large amounts of files that have met their required retention period.
  • Shredding Events – a shred event allows members of a community to safely shred smaller amounts of personal files at a centralized, convenient location. It’s a great way to raise awareness regarding identity theft, fundraise for a good cause or prove your commitment to your community.
  • Hard Drive Destruction – electronically stored information is still susceptible to HIPAA and FACTA privacy laws and proper destruction of computers, tablets, phones, flash drives and hard drives eliminates the risk of a data breach.

Professional and Affordable Document Management for Your Agency


With Global Document Services, your agency can have peace of mind in knowing that your conversion or destruction project will be handled by our knowledgeable and well-trained staff. We guarantee satisfaction in all aspects of our service and our experience has given us:

  • Seasoned imaging experts knowledgeable of ever-changing digitization practices and standards
  • A unique ability to safely handle and convert rare media like microfilm, aperture cards and microfiche
  • The flexibility to scan in-house or on-site, as require
  • In-house document solutions to efficiently scan, convert and store all types of documents and records
  • A better and more responsible way to shred private information

Contact our COSTARS specialist at [email protected] or by filling out the quote form below with your project information.