About CPC

Who We Are

The Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) team are public, nonprofit employees who excel at helping CPC members and participating agencies navigate the public procurement process. CPC is the purchasing program of eight service cooperatives created, but not directly funded, by the Minnesota Legislature. We primarily serve local governments, schools, and nonprofits in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota but similar organizations in the United States can become participating agencies at no cost.

What We Do

CPC helps members and participating agencies purchase products and services while remaining compliant with state and federal procurement statutes and regulations. We do that by conducting the competitive solicitation process, resulting in contractual agreements with vendors who provide exceptional value and service.

Our Contracts

CPC offers a wide variety of contracts ready for you. Utilize our contracts to meet procurement rules, secure high value for your organization, and move forward on your project without having to go out for your own competitive solicitation. And the CPC Team supports you through the whole process!

Local & National Vendors Make Up CPC’s Growing Portfolio
  • Technology
  • Facilities & Grounds
  • Supplies – Office & Classroom
  • Athletics & Phy Ed
  • Books
  • Copiers & Printers
  • Fleet
  • Food & Kitchen Supplies
  • Furniture
  • Health & First Aid
  • Professional Services
  • Security & Safety
  • Software

Why Choose CPC

Contract Value

CPC contracts provide significant discounts and value on quality products and services.


The award-winning CPC Team has a deep understanding of members & their needs. Our public-to-public relationships are based on individualized, cooperative support.

Contract Offerings

CPC’s broad contract portfolio includes a large number of National and Regional Vendors – and we continue to grow!

Local Economy

Know who you support!
CPC’s vendor fees support programs of public, nonprofit service cooperatives.

Shop Our Contracts Online!

CPC provides free to use online marketplace, Express!

Built for public agencies, your organization can use Express to purchase from multiple vendors with one login and password. Competitively solicited contract discount pricing is displayed directly in the platform and there is no reference code needed when you transact! Click to learn more