There are several formal communities whose members work together for synergies and best practice sharing in their procurement projects.
Agentrics A Neogrid Company
NeoGrid originated in Brazil and extended its network across the world by acquiring Agentrics, known formerly as World Wide Retail Exchange (WWRE) and Global Network Exchange (GNX). With operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Agentrics now also operates under the NeoGrid brand.
Business Continuity Institute
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to enable individual members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners.
Globuyteam is a global purchasing network enabling professional buyers to classify their purchasing categories in order to find and exchange with buyers who have the same categories in their portfolio with one goal: Networking, Purchasing benchmarking and Consortium buying.
GroupRfx is a robust suite of cloud computing applications was designed to improve your business practices by streamlining the procurement and tendering process for both suppliers and buyers. By allowing users to create and reuse document templates and communicate with an efficient anonymous messaging system, all organizations are able to achieve increased efficiency as well as better business.
The Outsourcing Institute is a neutral professional association dedicated solely to outsourcing - the global "go-to source" for outsourcing information, consulting and networking opportunities. Membership in OI's global network is free.
Sourcing Interests Group
Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) is a membership organization that has served sourcing and outsourcing professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies throughout its 20-year history.
Spend Converge is a Group Purchasing Organization that utilizes social media to capture the category to source as well as the participating companies.