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 above to view a complete list of partnered vendors
  • Click on Vendor Categories to the left to search by product type or service 
To see vendor-specific shopping lists click here.
To see our new Contract Catalog 
click here.
 Contract Catalog
Want to order online? Express is the CPC online marketplace. It allows you access to member discounted pricing in a single, online location. Click on Express at the top of this page to register or start shopping. 

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 60 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



Northwest Service Cooperative

Cooperative Purchasing Connection



Southeast Service Cooperative



Visit the AEPA at: www.aepacoop.org 


  • Tierney Brothers logo

    Tierney Brothers continues to be a valued partner with CPC. We just signed a new contract that provides even more great products and services to meet your need for interactive technology solutions! To see the products and learn more about the Edge Support Services click here. To see the updated vendor profile page and videos on the new SMART board and zSpace click here

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  • H & B logo

    H & B Specialized Products, Inc. has the athletic equipment, wall mats and lockers you're looking for! Lockers are suitable for schools and law enforcement. The wall mats available under this contract meet fire code requirements and the athletic equipment includes: foul poles, gym divider curtains and sports cages in addition to basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball and other sporting equipment. You can also get discounted pricing on training and maintenance. Learn more here. 

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  •  SAAFE logo

    Seating for athletic events is now available at discounted pricing through CPC! “Stadium Steve” and his company Seating and Athletic Facility Enterprises (SAAFE) offer Interkal telescopic seating, installation, maintenance and repair services. Members can also save on outdoor aluminum bleachers and I-Beam grandstands from Southern Bleacher Company and pre-fabricated press boxes from ProBuild. Get more information at this vendor profile page.

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  • And the winner is ...

    Congratulations to Tammy from Parshall Public School in North Dakota! She is the winner of the Express Birthday Giveaway. Thanks to everyone who signed up and ordered during our birthday celebration, Express is nothing without you. Be on the lookout for upcoming giveaways!


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  • Geneva Capital logo

    Are you looking to finance? CPC has a new vendor that can help! Minnesota-based Geneva Capital provides members with flexible solutions for: major construction projects, remodeling, project furniture, security solutions, lighting replacement, vehicles and more! It's simple to apply. Geneva Capital and CPC have created a page just for you.



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  • 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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