E&I Cooperative Services

E&I Cooperative Services

E&I Public Sourcing, a not-for-profit cooperative purchasing organization, is dedicated to bringing contract savings and efficiencies to public entities nationwide. As a division of Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services (E&I), E&I Public Sourcing draws on more than 75 years of experience in higher education procurement. E&I Public Sourcing aims to leverage its consortium purchasing expertise to connect state government agencies, cities, municipalities, counties and school districts (K-12) with high quality, easily accessible contracts.

State of Minnesota

State of Minnesota

The State of Minnesota’s Materials Management Division provides cooperative purchasing opportunities (CPV). This is a free service in which eligible organizations can purchase goods and services from more than 800 state contracts directly from vendors. Cooperative purchasing leverages economies of scale that very often result in lower pricing and better terms and conditions. All cities, counties, townships, school districts, colleges and universities, fire departments, watershed districts, certain non-profit organizations and others are eligible.

If you are already a State of Minnesota Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV) member, use your password to log-in for complete contract details here.

National Joint Powers Alliance

NJPA’s cooperative contract purchasing leverages the national purchasing power of more than 50,000 member agencies while also streamlining the required purchasing process. As a municipal national contracting agency, NJPA establishes and provides nationally leveraged and competitively solicited purchasing contracts under the guidance of the Uniform Municipal Contracting Law. Joint Powers laws enable members to legally purchase through our awarded contracts.

US Communities

US Communities

U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofits looking for the best overall supplier government pricing. The program offers no user fees, the best overall supplier government pricing, quality brands, integrity and experience, and oversight by public purchasing professionals.

 

The Coalition for College Cost Savings

Coalition for College Cost Savings

The Coalition for College Cost Savings (The Coalition) was conceived as a catalyst for the first comprehensive and collaborative purchasing effort focused exclusively on independent, private higher education. The Coalition’s goals are to leverage the collective buying power of private colleges to reduce operating costs, improve the efficiency of internal procedures and ultimately lower the cost of delivering education

 

The Cooperative Purchasing Network

The Cooperative Purchasing Network (“TCPN”) assists Region 4 ESC in helping other public agencies and non-profits reap the benefits of national leveraged pricing, with no cost to the member. TCPN leverages one of the largest pools of purchasing potential. This is accomplished by competitively soliciting proposals and awarding contracts for commonly purchased products and services. Through the TCPN solicitation process, Region 4 ESC awards contracts covering Facilities, Furniture, Office Supplies & Equipment, Security Systems, and Technology and other goods and services industries.

Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Midwestern Higher Education Compact

The purpose of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact is to provide greater higher education
opportunities and services in the Midwestern region, with the aim of furthering regional access
to, research in and choice of higher education for the citizens residing in the several states which
are parties to the compact.

For more information on MHEC’s Technologies Committee, click here.