E&I Cooperative Services

E&I Cooperative Purchasing is the not-for-profit buying cooperative established in 1934 by members of the National Association of Education Procurement (NAEP) to provide goods and services to members at the best possible value. The Cooperative is owned by its membership of more than 2,700 colleges, universities, K-12, hospitals, medical research institutions and hospital purchasing organizations located throughout the United States.

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U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is a government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides world class procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education and nonprofits.

U.S. Communities Website

University Wide Contracts

University-Wide contracts are contracts with vendors for goods and services that are available to all University departments.

University Wide Website

Admin Minnesota

Minnesota’s Materials Management Division facilitates the strategic acquisition of goods and services for the State of Minnesota and other governmental entities. The division aspires to meet its customers’ reasonable expectations while upholding the highest legal and ethical standards of responsible business and procurement practices.

Department of Administration Website


The Cooperative Purchasing Network is a national governmental purchasing cooperative able to leverage the purchasing potential of governmental entities in all 50 states – this means equal pricing for the smallest entity and the largest buyer. All TCPN contracts are competitively bid and evaluated by a government entity serving as the lead agency.

TCPN Website


National Joint Powers Alliance is a national municipal contracting agency committed to serving our Members purchasing needs. We are driven to provide efficient public service through or national contract purchasing solutions and other related programs. We are only able to do this as we work together, creating a unified purchasing alliance that is valued by both NJPA Members and contracted suppliers.

NJPA Website