What is the Cooperative Purchasing Connection?

Service cooperatives, and their purchasing program, are an integral part of communities across the state. Empowered by legislation passed in 1976, eight service cooperatives in Minnesota created the Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) which also serves participating agencies in North and South Dakota.

The Cooperative Purchasing Program (CPC) is an efficient and cost-saving program designed to help fulfill your purchasing needs.  Our cooperative partners work with reputable vendors and combine the purchasing power of service cooperative members to provide a wide variety of high quality projects and services with excellent volume discounts to our members.

Local governments, schools and nonprofits are eligible for the value and cost savings provided through this partnership.

Membership is open to:

  • Schools – Public, Charter, & Private
  • Cities, Counties, Governmental Agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations and other partnership agencies

Benefits of Using the Cooperative Purchasing Connection:

Volume Counts!

The combined purchasing power of our nearly 1,500 member agencies create 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.

Satisfies Bid Requirements!

Our formal bids and RFPs satisfy the Minnesota competitive bidding requirements so you can purchase off our contracts without needing to bid on your own. Saving you time and money!

  • Minnesota statute §123A.21 and 471.345 subdivision 15
  • North Dakota statute §54-40.3 of the North Dakota Century Code
  • South Dakota statute §5-18A-37

Expertise On Your Side!

The statewide Cooperative Purchasing Connection team has experience working with members and vendors. This established relationship is the foundation of our assurance on great pricing, quality, and service.

Vendor contracts are established through a formal bid process conducted by Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC).

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How do you access CPC Contracts?

As a member of the Northeast Service Cooperative, you will have full access to the Cooperative Purchasing Connection online marketplace, Express. It allows you access to members-only discounted pricing in a single, convenient online location. This unique benefit allows you to purchase products and services using only one login and password; no reference codes are needed and discount pricing is guaranteed.

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The CPC website allows members to view our vendor profile pages, members-only discounted pricing, and online ordering instructions. We will work with you, our members, to determine your purchasing needs.

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Vendor Spotlight

Hiller Commercial Floors offers carpet, resilient flooring, accessories, and installation services. Cooperative Purchasing Connection members will choose from a wide assortment of popular products at consortium discounted pricing. With more than 65 years of experience, Hiller strives to make your floor covering purchase stress free from product selection to installation.

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Opportunities Await!

Below you will find links to our CPC Catalogs. Over 50 Vendors will work with you to help your school, city, county, or agency find the best products for you!

Cooperative Purchasing Connection Website:  CLICK HERE