The North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative (NDESC) is a joint powers of North Dakota school districts, multi-district special education units, cities, counties, other governmental agencies and nonprofits organized under the provisions of Chapter 54-40.3 of the North Dakota Century Code. NDESC has a joint powers agreement with Lakes Country Service Cooperative, participant with the Cooperative Purchasing Connection. NDESC works in conjunction with the Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) to solicit vendors through a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) and Invitation for Bid (IFB) process. RFPs are conducted and submitted for NDESC through CPC, while IFBs are conducted and submitted on a national level through our affiliated partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA).AEPA is a multi-state (26) nonprofit organization made up of service agencies through a Memorandum of Understanding between all participating states.To receive email notifications about bid opportunities through NDESC and CPC, visit our Vendor Registration page. Every vendor is given an equal opportunity to participate in solicitations and bidding procedures.To receive email notification about bid opportunities through AEPA, visit www.aepacoop.org for more information.