Saving time and money are important goals for every school district, municipality, and non-profit organization. By leveraging the buying power of thousands of organizations – the program is able to offer competitively bid savings opportunities on thousands of products, which means your organization can purchase high-quality products for less. Our cooperative purchasing programs include:
Connecticut Consortium for Cooperative Purchasing (CCCP)
This foundational program features an ever-expanding variety of low-cost, high value products. Currently over 120 member districts and organizations purchase over $10 million in pre-bid products and services annually. The program offers paper, office, classroom, art, health supplies, office machines, and AV equipment.
PEPPM Technology Bidding and Procurement Program
This national technology bidding and purchasing program includes over 300,000 items. The bidding is done in advance, saving districts time and money. All sales go through the PEPPM office to ensure districts receive the best prices and service.
AEPA - Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies
The Capitol Region Education Council is one of 26 Educational Service Agencies from around the country involved in the AEPA. AEPA works on behalf of its agencies to secure multi-state volume purchasing contracts that have benefits that are measurable, cost-effective and continuously exceed AEPA’s membership expectations. AEPA contracts are pre-bid to enable districts to leverage buying power for better pricing and time savings. Many CT school districts can use cooperative purchasing vehicles such as AEPA to achieve their purchasing objectives without the need for further bidding.
For more information on our cooperative purchasing programs, please visit their home page.