A recent change in the law amended the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act to allow for Cooperative Purchasing. Currently, Cooperative Purchasing allows state and local governments to purchase from Schedule 70, Information Technology and Corporate schedule contracts. The information includes automated data, processing equipment, software, supplies support, and equipment. Since its implementation in May 2003, state and local governments have purchased over 8 million in products and services, the majority being services, under the cooperative purchasing agreement. See the Cooperative Purchasing FAQs for more detailed information.