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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 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
 
 
Express
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. The Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative provides purchasing opportunities for schools and agencies in South Dakota. 
      

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

  •  OPG - 3 logo

    Document management is now available from OPG - 3. This Eagan, Minnesota-based company provides Laserfiche Electronic Content Management solutions at discounted prices. This user-friendly system helps you digitize, organize, automate, streamline and transform your documents. Learn more here.

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  • LaserSystems logo

    Laser Systems provides discount pricing on the software package IntelliCloud, powered by Intellinetics. This Red River Valley-based company will assess your needs to customize document output and storage solutions. This contract also provides initial configuration services. Learn more here.

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  • Hiller Commercial Floors

    Hiller Commercial Floors now offers beautiful carpet and resilient flooring to CPC members at a 25% discount! they also provide discounted accessories and installation services. This Minnesota based company has experience working with government agencies, nonprofits and schools! Learn more here.

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  • 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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  •  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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