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CO-OPERATIVE BUYING ORGANIZATIONS

NSHE and/or BCN Purchasing are members of these co-ops. In turn, the co-ops provide access for their members to contracted suppliers' products and services.  You are encouraged to search the co-op's website for the products and services you need.  In most cases, you can search either by type of product-service or by supplier name. 

Co-Op Buying Organization or Service Description
This table contains a list of Co-Ops with descriptions
E & I logo

E&I is the largest, member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education. We provide over 120 competitively awarded contracts as well as consulting services and dedicated member resources nationwide. As a trusted advisor to the education community, we exist solely to help our members save time and money. Last year alone, we delivered over $200 million in savings. 

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector is the nation’s largest and most experienced cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public sector procurement. Our immense purchasing power and world-class suppliers have produced a comprehensive portfolio of cooperative contracts and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide.

Through the economies of scale created by merging National IPA and U.S. Communities into OMNIA Partners, our participants now have access to an extensive portfolio of competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreements. The lead agency contracting process continues to be the foundation on which we are founded.  OMNIA Partners is proud to offer more value and resources to state and local government, higher education, K-12 education and non-profits.

National IPA logo

See OMNIA Partners

 

U.S. Communities Logo

See OMNIA Partners

 

 

These master service contracts have several benefits to the State; they allow for the leverage of agencies' combined spending to negotiate more favorable pricing, reduce individual agency procurement time, and limit potential liability exposure.

 

NASPO Logo

The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers best value, reliable, competitively sourced contracts. NASPO ValuePoint is a unified, nationally focused cooperative aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities spurring best value, innovation and competition in the marketplace.