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Capitol Region Council of Governments

CRCOG is made up of 29 municipalities in the Greater Hartford/Capital Region. The executive elected officials of those 29 municipalities provide the direction and guidance for CRCOG.

These municipal governments have been cooperating for over 30 years, at CRCOG, to complete projects which work to improve the quality of the Capital Region. CRCOG also helps to implement a long term vision in the Capital Region. CRCOG members work together to decrease costs and increase efficiency of government through providing shared services and other programs like their cooperative purchasing program.

CRCOG operates the Capital Region Purchasing Council (CRPC), a voluntary purchasing cooperative serving 88 municipalities, boards of education, and public agencies.  Learn more at their website.

Also available through CRCOG is the EZ IQC program.  The competitively bid Indefinite Quantity Construction (IQC) contract features on-call construction contractors ready to perform renovation, repair, and small to medium sized construction work quickly and at competitively bid prices.  To learn more, click here.

Jessica Muirhead
860-522-2217 x4283

CT Library Consortium

The Connecticut Library Consortium is a statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries by initiating and facilitating cost-effective services to strengthen their ability to serve their users. CREC has partnered with the CT Library Consortium to expand their book bids and expand membership to more schools throughout the state.

CLC Member Relations


EASTCONN, one of Connecticut’s RESCs, offers competitively bid pricing for the following items:

  • Cafeteria & Food supplies
  • Cooperative Fuel Purchasing

These awarded bids are available to all CT school districts, municipalities, non-profit organizations and libraries. There is no annual membership fee.

Contact: Heidi A. Radcliffe

Public Purchasing Association of Connecticut (PPAC)

CREC is a member of the Public Purchasing Association of Connecticut (PPAC). The group was chartered by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) on May 11, 1994 to foster and promote advancement of the public purchasing profession though education training opportunities, cooperative interaction, development of best practices, and technical assistance and discussion.

The PPAC provides a medium for the interchange of ideas and information among the purchasing buying agencies of Connecticut and professional certification is encouraged for all members to validate the expertise required for effective public procurement.

PPAC is a membership-based non-profit organization. Membership in the PPAC Chapter of NIGP is open to persons who are employed by a governmental, quasi-governmental or non-profit agency or subdivision thereof, and whose duties in whole or in part consist of purchasing supplies, materials, or services or duties related thereto. For more information, visit

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