Interested in becoming a CRPC member? Call or email Jessica Muirhead for more information!
Would you like to be a CRPC vendor? Take the following steps:
- Register as a vendor with Bonfire (online at crcog.bonfirehub.com ) Make sure you select a commodity code to indicate the goods and/or services you offer.
- Contact Jessica Muirhead to be added to the preferred vendor list!
The Capitol Region Purchasing Council is a cooperative council of over 100 towns and other entities in the State of Connecticut. We have several programs available to members, including the CRPC annual/biennial bids, the ezIQC Job Order Contracting construction program, the IT Services Cooperative, and Energy Consortia. You can find out more about these programs by clicking the program page link on the left.
If you are interested in learning more or joining the CRPC, please contact Jessica Muirhead at (860) 522-2217, ext. 4283.
Who we are
The Capitol Region Purchasing Council was created in 1968 in response to CRCOG member towns’ needs for regional procurement of common goods and services. Today, we serve over 100 municipalities, Board of Education and other government entities in the State of Connecticut. Operating under the auspices of the Capitol Region Council of Governments, the CRPC functions as both a supplemental procurement office for its member municipalities and as a central clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of purchasing-related information and expertise.
How our bid process works
For our annual and biennial bids, CRPC solicits requirements from our members, puts the bid specification together, advertises the bid to the vendor community through our e-procurement system, newspaper advertisements, and on the CT DAS Procurement Portal, opens the bid and puts together a bid tabulation.
The CRPC does not make awards for our annual/biennial bids. Our members make their own awards based on which vendor is the lowest responsible, responsive vendor for their particular needs.
Municipalities and other government entities – interested in joining the CRPC?
Check out our trial membership!
Presentations from the 10/27/16 CRPC Annual Meeting: