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.
Sourcewell - Cooperative Purchasing Partner
CPC is now able to offer selected Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) contracts along with our list of contracts. We’ve partnered with NJPA to select contracts that complement CPC solicited contracts. Sourcewell will be using select CPC contracts in their region.
This partnership gives our members more buying power and more choice in the contracts they can use to save time and money and bring value to your organization. Plus, all of the contracts have been awarded through the required competitive process.