Cooperative Purchasing Resources

Cooperative Purchasing Organizations

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) Marketplace

The CREC Cooperative Purchasing MarketPlace is an all-in-one solution for schools, towns, and non-profits, allowing searches on items to be compared to other like items from multiple suppliers in one search. You will no longer have to visit multiple vendor websites to find what you are looking for, at the best price. We’ve already done the work for you!

Contact: Cara Hart, Coordinator of Cooperative Services

(860) 534-4021

Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)

Franklin Regional Council of Governments has a fee-for-service program that provides bidding, contracting and troubleshooting services to member municipalities and others.

Contact: Andrea Woods, Chief Procurement Officer

(413) 774-3167, ext. 104

General Services Administration (GSA)

GSA Federal Supply Schedule 70 information technology products and services including mobile device and mobile application management (MDM/MAM) tools, automated data processing equipment (firmware), software, cloud computing services, hardware, support equipment, and professional services.

(855) ITaid4U (482-4348)

GSA Federal Supply Schedule 84  Used for the purchase of security and law enforcement equipment.  It features alarm and signal systems, facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, special purpose clothing, and related services.


Houston-Galveston Area Council – HGACBuy

Program of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, which is a regional council of governments. Specializes in high ticket, capital intensive products and services, primarily public safety, public works and communications.

P.O. Box 22777
Houston, TX.  77227-2777
Phone: (800) 926-0234
Fax: (713) 993-4548

Keystone Purchasing Network

KPN is a national cooperative purchasing program, with bids awarded through its parent government entity, the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit.  Districts and agencies in most states may piggyback on these contracts and services.


Jeffrey Kimball
Cooperative Purchasing Services Director
(570) 523-1155 x2130
Carrie Adams
Cooperative Purchasing Program Assistant
(570) 523-1155 x2182
Mark Carollo
Cooperative Purchasing Network Administrator
(570) 523-1155

Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP)

A free, voluntary group purchasing organization for government facilities that provide healthcare services. Members receive access to a full range of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products.

Jeff Schimbeno
Eastern Region Senior Account Executive

NASPO Value Point (formerly WSCA-NASPO)

NASPO ValuePoint is a unified, nationally focused cooperative aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities spurring best value, innovation and competition in the marketplace.


National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance

NCPA is a nationwide government purchasing cooperative working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. Lead agencies competitively solicit master contracts, which are available for use to over 90,000 agencies nationwide in both the public and nonprofit sectors including: K-12, Higher Education, City, County, State and all non-profit organizations.

(888) 543-6515

National IPA

Cooperative purchasing organization for public agencies across the United States. Uses the “lead agency” format.

Stephen Maxwell
Northeast Regional Manager
Office: (615) 771-8781, ext. 2006
Cell: (732) 608-4403


Sourcewell (formerly the NJPA – National Joint Powers Alliance) is a public agency serving as a national contracting agency that facilitates the bidding and contracting process on behalf of its Members. Sourcewell awards and hosts its own contracts under the authority of Minnesota State Laws. Said contracts are solicited, awarded, and monitored by a public agency with a publicly elected board of directors, and do not require the services of a lead agency.

CRCOG has joined the Sourcewell on behalf of those CRPC towns who would like to use Sourcewell contracts but are not members. The account number that should be referenced if you are purchasing off of an Sourcewell contract through the CRCOG Account is #112278


Membership Relations and Communications

Duff Erholtz
(218) 894-5490
(281) 894-6812 (cell)

National Purchasing Partners

NPP is one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations, leveraging the purchasing power of its combined membership to offer superior discounts from world class vendors.


Phone: 800.810.3909
Fax: 206.515.5445


Technology bidding and purchasing program.


PEPPM Program
90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847
(855) 654-5290


The Cooperative Purchasing Network competitively bids and awards contracts to national vendors in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations.


Susan Ross
Regional Manager, Northeast
(914) 525-4071

US Communities

Non-profit government purchasing cooperative, lead agency develops RFP/Bid and US Communities Advisory Board, made up of public purchasing professionals, reviews and recommends an award.


Zac Adams
Program Manager
(518) 603-3263

Other Purchasing Resources

Public Surplus Auctions

Public agency auction site for buyers and sellers


Municipalities interested in allowing other members to purchase off of their bids can use the language included in this document.