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Schools, local governments and nonprofits have full access to the Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) which is a program of eight service cooperatives in Minnesota and the North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative (NDESC). 
Contact us at 888-739-3289 
 
CPC works with member agencies to determine their purchasing needs. Our staff partners with vendors based on price and value-added services such as free shipping, free consultations, extended warranties and more. Our website allows members to view vendor profiles, member-only discounted pricing and online ordering instructions. Vendor profile pages can be viewed two ways:
         
  • Click on Vendor List to view a complete list of partnered vendors
  • Click on Vendors/Category to search by product type or service
 
To see vendor-specific shopping lists click here.
 
Express
Express is the CPC online marketplace. It allows you access to member discounted pricing in a single, online location. 

Benefits of our program:
  • Volume Counts! The combined purchasing power of our nearly 1,500 member agencies creates substantial discounts on products available from our more than 50 partnered vendors.

  • Convenient Ordering! Purchase directly from the vendors and order only what you need, when you need it.

  • Expertise on your side! The statewide Cooperative Purchasing Connection team has a combined 152 years of experience working with members and vendors. This established relationship is the foundation of our assurance on great pricing, quality, and service.

  • Satisfies Bid Requirements! Our formal bids and Requests for Proposals meet the competitive bidding laws so you can purchase off our contracts without needing to bid on your own. That saves time and money.
    Minnesota §123A.21 and 471.345 subdivision 15
    North Dakota §54-40.3 of the North Dakota Century Code
    South Dakota §5-18A-37 
     
    Below are the widely-recognized service cooperatives in Minnesota that formed the Cooperative Purchasing Connection. 
      

Lakes Country Service Cooperative

Metro

NESC

Northwest Service Cooperative

Cooperative Purchasing Connection

Resource

scsc

Southeast Service Cooperative

SWWC

 

AEPA
Visit the AEPA at: www.aepacoop.org 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Announcements

  • Fargo 3D Printing

    Great news! Fargo 3D Printing filament, spare parts and printers are now available on Express. You will find fabulous prices and products from this locally owned company.

    To learn more about Fargo 3D Printing go to: www.purchasingconnection.org/Fargo3D

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  • Failure Free Reading logo

    Failure Free Reading is a nationally recognized reading intervention program that will help your students achieve reading success by increasing 
    their vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and confidence! CPC members get 10% off all catalog prices and an exclusive CPC package deal adding up to 45% in savings! Visit the vendor profile page to learn more. 


     

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  • Achieve3000 logo

    Imagine having your students make double, even triple, the expected literacy gains in a single school year! Achieve3000® is CPC’s newest Instructional Resource vendor. It’s a leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, serving all students at their individual reading levels — including accelerated learning for the gifted and talented. Go to Achieve3000’s profile page to learn how to get a 5 percent discount on programs and professional learning services!


     

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  • ONEder logo

    The founders of ONEder created a system, unlike any other, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of special education! It’s a system that involves teachers, students and parents.  Click here to learn more.  


     

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  •  LEGO Education logo

    Early childhood educators will be thrilled to learn they can now save on LEGO Education products! CPC is the only consortium to offer a discount on LEGO Education preschool products. Click here to learn how to save on solutions that enable children to build fundamental skills for school readiness! 


     

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  • Really Good Stuff logo

    Really Good Stuff creates products that help teachers make a difference in students lives! This new CPC partnered vendor offers a wide range of supplemental curriculum materials aligned to state standards for: early childhood, elementary, intermediate and middle grades. Products include: ELA, ESL, ELL, Literacy, Math and Dual Language. If that's not enough, they also provide organizational and classroom management tools. Click here to see how easy it is to order.


     

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