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  • CPConnect: We're here to help - here's how!

    Posted by Mary Juliot on 9/22/2022

    Saving you time and money ๐Ÿ’ฒ



    North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative & Cooperative PurchasingConnection

    โ˜Ž 1-866-337-2005 | ๐Ÿ“ง info@purchasingconnection.org




    NDESC & CPC Save You Time and Money


    North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative and Cooperative Purchasing Connection is dedicated to providing our members with extraordinary service and value. Here are a few ways that we demonstrate that commitment:




    CPC goes through the competitive sealed solicitation process, saving you the time and cost of running the solicitation yourself. We award contracts to vendors who bring exceptional value to our members. That value can be in the form of products and/or service discounts, shipping discounts, consultation services, and more.




    • ServiceMaster - During a natural disaster, CPC members will be taken in as a priority client and moved to the top for priority response.




    CPC pioneered public sector eProcurement when we created our online marketplace, Express. Through Express your team can shop across multiple contracts at the same time to secure the products they need; whether you all are ordering from multiple schools, across departments, or in a centralized procurement office! The entire process is convenient!


    CPC Team


    Every member of the CPC Team is a public, nonprofit procurement professional. We're here to help! We are always thrilled to help you work cooperative purchasing into a project plan, select the best vendor for a product or service, or better understand online eProcurement through an Express training!




    Innovative Office Solutions


    New Furniture Brands!


    Innovative Office Solutions now offers Integra Seating, Jonti-Craft, Fleetwood, Tenjam, and Via Seating on the CPC Contract!


    Paragon and Sixinch Furniture are no longer covered on the contract.





    Furniture in Express


    Did you know that you can buy furniture through Express? Standard seating, tables, sit-stand, shelving and cabinets are all available.


    To see the most popular types of furniture that are ordered through Express, just log-in and click on the Furniture tile. It's that easy!


    For more information or to schedule a training, please email express@purchasingconnection.org.






    NDESC In Your Area



    North Dakota Association of Technology Leaders (NDATL): October 17, 2022, Baymont Inn and Suites in Mandan


    North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders (NDCEL): October 19-21, 2022 at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND


    Pictured: John Johnston of SwedeBro




    Vendor Promotions and Resources







    Administration and Support


    Cooperative Purchasing Connection is made up of a team of public nonprofit procurement professionals.


    We love hearing from our members!







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  • School Specialty Summer Sale

    Posted by Mary Juliot on 8/1/2022

    The School Specialty Summer Sale provides deeply discounted items that CPC education members need to restock and get ready for back-to-school.  These items are priced with a deeper discount than the standard 35% contract discount and there are savings to be had in all categories!

    Click on the image below to see more examples of items that are on sale. And don't forget that ALL purchases made online throughout the calendar year (via Express or through School Specialty's website) receive a 1% rebate directly back to your school district next year!

    Learn more about School Specialty's contract with CPC →

    School Specialty + 3M

    School Specialty is featuring its supply partner, 3M.  Click the link below to see a selection of 3M products available to your CPC members through School Specialty.

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  • NDESC Vendors with COVID-19 Tests

    Posted by Mary Egstad on 2/7/2022

    Please contact vendors directly for additional information.

    Innovative Office Solutions
    Reference Contract #20.8-OFS

    Jeanne Thompson
    Customer Care

    AccessBio CareStart OTC Antigen Test [pdf] – Reserved for K-12 Schools only
    Pallet (4640 Packs of 2 Tests) - $89,320.00 ($9.65/test)
    1/2 Pallet (2320 Packs of 2 Tests) - $46,376.80 ($9.99/test)
    1/4 Pallet (1160 Packs of 2 Tests) - $23,188.40 ($9.99/test)

    Celltrion DiaTrust Ag OTC Test [pdf]
    Master Case = 60 Packs (2 tests per pack) - $1,225.00 ($10.21/test)
    By the Pack = 2 Tests per pack $24.00/pack ($12.00/test)

    School Health
    Reference Contract #018.5-C

    Danita Jones
    Account Manager

    Clarity COVID Antigen Rapid Test Cassettes [pdf]
    25 per box at $239.75/Box ($9.59/test)

    School Specialty
    Reference Contract #AEPA 018-D

    Call your School Specialty representative for a quote or to place an order.

    Robert Ostler | 920-243-5418 | robert.ostler@schoolspecialty.com
    Curt Nix | 360-483-4048 | curtis.nix@schoolspecialty.com

    AccessBio CareStart OTC Antigen Test [pdf]
    2 per box at $37.56/Box ($18.78/test)

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  • Saving A List, Saving Time

    Posted by Mary Juliot on 1/31/2019 2:00:00 PM

    New Year, New Shopping List

    Did you know you can build and share Shopping Lists on Express?

    We can show you how!

    Imagine the time you’ll save. Click here to view a how-to guide. Call us if you would like to schedule a training. If you would like to learn more about Cooperative Purchasing Connection or the Express online marketplace, contact us at info@purchasingconnection.org or 866-337-2005.

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  • Savings On Deck With CPC

    Posted by Mary Juliot on 1/28/2019 11:00:00 AM


    Fields of Dreams at a Discount

    Kids playing baseball

    Competition is the name of the game – good equipment and a quality field contribute to success; CPC contracts help you compete for best pricing:

    • Partac Peat provides materials and products for baseball, softball fields and golf courses.
    • Schutt Sports has batting helmets, bases, mouth guards and much more.
    • H & B Athletic Equipment offers a wide variety of sports equipment for outdoor and indoor sports.
    • School Health will meet your needs for sports medicine.

    CPC contracts are competitively solicited so if you’re looking for a big athletic upgrade like: gymnasium floor, new flooring by your pool or lockers, outdoor signage and sound systems, stadium seating, artificial turf or a track, CPC has already done the work for you. To see all of the Athletic contracts available for your use, click here.

    Thank you for supporting NDESC and CPC!

    If you would like to learn more about Cooperative Purchasing Connection or the Express, online marketplace, contact us at info@purchasingconnection.org or 866-337-2005.

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