North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative

  • The North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative is a joint powers organization of school districts, cities, counties, and other governmental groups working together to achieve savings on goods and services. Nonprofit groups are invited to be associate members.


    NDESC has strong programs in the areas of Cooperative Purchasing and Insurance/Risk Management. We also partner with other cooperatives to periodically bring educational opportunities to members.


    NDESC is governed by an eleven member board and has a diverse membership across the state. Organized through the Joint Powers provision of the North Dakota Century Code, it has been working for members for over ten years.



    Not a member? Click Here to find out more about eligibility for membership.
    Our website allows members to view vendor profiles, member-only discounted pricing and online ordering instructions. Vendor profile pages can be viewed two ways:
    • Click on Vendor List above to view a complete list of partnered vendors
    • Click on Vendor Categories to the left to search by product type or service
    To see vendor-specific shopping lists click here.


    North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative
    1001 E. Mount Faith Ave.
    Fergus Falls, MN 56537

    Toll Free: 866.337.2005 



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  • Bobcat

    North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative and Cooperative Purchasing Connection has awarded a contract to Bobcat Company to provide members with access to Compact Tractors, Toolcat Utility Work Machines, Mini Truck Loaders, Utility Vehicles & Articulated Wheel Loaders. Members will get 20% discounts on select products from the industry leader in compact equipment for construction, landscaping, and grounds maintenance.

    You can purchase through your local dealer. Bobcat Company has the most extensive compact equipment distribution network in the world. Bobcat dealers are known for their dedication to providing outstanding customer service to ensure long, reliable equipment performance.

    For more information, click here or contact Jesse Rheault at 701-241-8759.
    Reference contract # AEPA 020-E


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  • OnToCollege

    The North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative (NDESC) is excited to announce their partnership with OnToCollege, a company that works with schools to strengthen their college and career readiness culture through effective test prep (grades 6-12) and college counseling tools.  

    The OnToCollege video test prep courses have a proven track record of increasing school composite ACT scores and increasing scholarship dollars for students. (See attached ND scholarship guide, part of the OTC College Counseling tools, which shows the financial impact of an increased ACT score.)

    Through the partnership, all NDESC member schools receive a 10% discount off OnToCollege courses, which helps make this already reasonably priced product even more affordable. (The Rural Education Achievement Program is a possible, additional funding opportunity).

    Their local rep, Betsy Bahn, will be hosting a couple webinars to demo the OnToCollege product, answer questions, and share more about the partnership/special pricing for NDESC schools. 

    Please click on the date below to register for the time that works for you:

    Tuesday, February 18th from 2:00-2:20pm


    Wednesday, February 19th from 10am-10:20am

    If those times don't work for you, just reach out to Betsy at [email protected] or 612-987-8098 for more information.


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  • Husqvarna

    Please welcome our newest vendor, Husqvarna!

    Husqvarna is pleased to provide a large majority of professional and consumer grade lawn and garden products under contract pricing to Cooperative Purchasing Connection. Products under contract pricing include robotic lawn mowers, a full line of zero turn and stand-on zero turn mowers, riding lawn mowers, chainsaws, pole saws, trimmers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters, leaf blowers, edgers, battery handheld equipment, snow throwers, and attachments and accessories. Click here to learn more.


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  • Best Plumbing Specialties Now Available On Express!

    Best Plumbing is your one stop shop for MRO plumbing and maintenance repair parts, safety items, chemicals, hardware, tools, storage solutions and more!

    As a member of NDESC, you will receive a 20% discount for the entire Best Plumbing Catalog as well as no shipping & handling costs on all orders!

    Best Plumbing


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