Cooperative Purchasing Connection has awarded a contract to Bobcat Company to provide members with access to Compact Tractors, Toolcat Utility Work Machines, Mini Truck Loaders, Utility Vehicles & Articulated Wheel Loaders. Members will get 20% discounts on select products from the industry leader in compact equipment for construction, landscaping, and grounds maintenance.
You can purchase through your local dealer. Bobcat Company has the most extensive compact equipment distribution network in the world. Bobcat dealers are known for their dedication to providing outstanding customer service to ensure long, reliable equipment performance.
For more information, visit www.purchasingconnection.org or contact Jesse Rheault at 701-241-8759. Reference contract # AEPA 020-E
Please welcome our newest CPC vendor, Husqvarna!
Husqvarna is pleased to provide a large majority of professional and consumer grade lawn and garden products under contract pricing to Cooperative Purchasing Connection. Products under contract pricing include robotic lawn mowers, a full line of zero turn and stand-on zero turn mowers, riding lawn mowers, chainsaws, pole saws, trimmers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters, leaf blowers, edgers, battery handheld equipment, snow throwers, and attachments and accessories. Click here to learn more.
For more information regarding Husqvarna outdoor products included on contract with Cooperative Purchasing Connection, please contact one of the following Husqvarna representatives, or email [email protected]. Within the purchase order or inquiry, please reference Cooperative Purchasing Connection contract AEPA #020-E to receive the contracted discounts!
Jake Breig, Government Sales Manager | 704-340-7367 | [email protected]
Andrew Witzel, Inside Sales Representative – Government | 704-890-3323 | [email protected]
CPC is pleased to announce three new contracts under our Facilities and Grounds category! Please find additional information – including member benefits, audit paperwork, and additional contact information – at the individual vendor pages on purchasingconnection.org.
Partnering for Playground Safety:
The Cooperative Purchasing Connection has awarded a contract to SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance to provide members with access to safer, more enjoyable playgrounds. SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance is a family owned and operated company founded in 2010 who’s services include surfacing, playground relocation, maintenance/repairs, inclusion and problem specific solutions. SafetyFirst has maintained and resurfaced hundreds of playgrounds across the Midwest and members will receive the best pricing on installation, maintenance and products by accessing this contract through CPC.
Eliminate the bid process and connect with SafetyFirst on your next playground maintenance project. For more information, visit www.purchasingconnection.org or contact Marissa Bauer at [email protected] or call/text 763-389-2076
LED Supply Co:
Founded in 2009, LED Supply Co. is a wholesale distributor of over 250 LED lighting manufacturers. LED Supply Co. is a manufacturer neutral lighting partner that serves end-users with proactive retrofits and new construction projects. CPC members will be supported by LED Supply Co.’s Midwest team. With over 10 years of Xcel Energy rebate experience, LED Supply Co. can often instantly deduct any utility rebates to minimize the necessary budget approvals. Their energy saving proposals are very impressive, they offer both on-site and off-side audits, and they stand to be excellent partners.
For more information, visit www.purchasingconnection.org or contact Tony Beman at [email protected] or call at 715-864-0846
The Retrofit Companies Lighting and Design:
The Retrofit Companies (TRC) now carry two contracts with CPC! They are an environmental services vendor doing business as TRC Environmental and they are a lighting audits and solutions vendor doing business as TRC Lighting and Design. TRC is offering a CPC Members exclusive access to a website with information on lighting and energy resources, discounted pricing for design and solutions services, and turn-key solutions. They also come with strong recommendations from members who are already TRC customers.
For more information, visit www.purchasingconnection.org or contact Jake Andrist at [email protected] or call at 507-363-0656
Alert – Nelson Auto Center has soon to be discontinued, 2019 Dodge Grand Caravans (7 passenger) now available to be purchased on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Melissa Larson at 218-998-8865 or [email protected] to get yours today!
Best Plumbing Specialties Now Available On Express!
Best Plumbing is your one stop shop for MRO plumbing and maintenance repair parts, safety items, chemicals, hardware, tools, storage solutions and more!
As a member of Cooperative Purchasing Connection, you will receive a 20% discount for the entire Best Plumbing Catalog as well as no shipping & handling costs on all orders!
How to Order
Pitsco is now available through Express!
The STEM/STEAM focused retailer Pitsco is now available through Express! Please shop Pitsco for individual, classroom, and district level programs relating to robotics, coding, dragsters, drafting supplies, STEM, STEAM, or online testing. Find more information about Pitsco by signing into Express, clicking All Suppliers on the left side of the screen, and then clicking on the Pitsco logo!
**There is an order minimum of $100. When an Express order contains Pitsco items, the total of the Pitsco items must be a minimum of $100.
To shop Pitsco through Express, simply click on the globe icon beneath the Pitsco logo.
Alicia Berhow, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council
What is your official title?
Senior Services Manager
What do you like about Express and Cooperative Purchasing Connection?
When I first started at Tri-Valley in January of 2018, I was the Administrative Assistant.
I was tasked with getting supplies for the office and I was looking for something that was streamlined and easy to use for everyday items as well as the specialty items at the same time. I love that the program is so easy to use, and you can form it to meet the needs of your company.
Has using CPC/Express saved you time and money?
Our CEO mentioned that there was ordering options through the CPC site that we were a part of, so I started to do some research to see if it would be a good fit for the Tri-Valley team as a whole. It was a simple site to learn, and the staff did a wonderful job with teaching me how to use it, and to utilize the program to best fit our needs. We have many sites within Minnesota, and it was very easy to get them set up with the program. Ordering is quick, easy and very reliable.
Have you done any “big” orders through Express
Our Admin Office in Crookston is moving to a new location. We worked with the CPC vendor, Innovative Office Solutions to order new furniture for the new location. They were able to secure a discount, and the process was very easy. They were great to work with!
Express ran a scheduled update on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Some things to note:
Let us know if you have any questions, [email protected].