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 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



Northwest Service Cooperative

Cooperative Purchasing Connection



Southeast Service Cooperative



Visit the AEPA at: www.aepacoop.org 


  • Lakeshore Learning

    One of the most popular educational companies in America is now a partnered vendor with CPC. Teachers and principals are anxious to order from Lakeshore Learning’s extensive catalog of early childhood and elementary instructional materials – including special education. The easiest way to order is through our online marketplace Express at www.cpcexpress.org.


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  • Motion Math logo

    Math as a game! What a concept. CPC's newest early learning partnered vendor focuses on math. Far more interactive and challenging than worksheets or computer-based practice programs, Motion Math successfully merges game play with learning. CPC members get 10% off the Motion Math Educator Suite! See all of your options when you sign up for a free 14 day trial. 

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  • 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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  • 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 summer 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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