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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). 

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

  • MCD Solutions logo

    Are you looking for a security solution for your school, city or county?

    CPC is proud to announce it has partnered with MCD Solutions, a Minnesota-based company. This contract meets state bid requirements and will provide members with access to the most reliable technologies available.

    Learn more about the products, expertise and savings you can realize through your local service cooperative at www.purchasingconnection.org/mcd


     

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    Adobe logo CDW G logo

    Adobe is once again partnering with the Cooperative Purchasing Connection to offer K12 districts access to the latest creative tools for photography, video, audio and design. 

    The Creative Cloud suite includes: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro DC and more.

    This amazingly low pricing is only available through July 15, 2016. We must reach 5,000 FTEs across all regions so sign up now. Learn more at the Adobe vendor profile page.

     

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  • Kajeet logo

    CPC is now providing the lowest prices available to bridge the gap for students without Internet access at home. 

    Kajeet is the only wireless provider dedicated solely to providing safe, filtered Internet access off-site.

    CPC participants receive up to a 62% discount on SmartSpot mobile devices and up to a 47% discount on data services.

    Learn more at the Kajeet vendor profile page.

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  • Sherwin-Williams logo

    In plenty of time for spring painting, CPC has added Sherwin-Williams to its vendor portfolio. Members receive 30% off paint, coatings and paint tools. Just tell the staff at your local store you're a member of CPC. For more information go to the vendor profile page.

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