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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. 

National IPA logo

National IPA saves you time and money. Participating in the cooperative buying power of more than 50,000 entities allows you to pay less for products and reduce administrative costs, which helps you do more with less. So why is National IPA so effective at creating more economical buying opportunities for you? Because we offer strength in numbers and years of government purchasing experience, you can have confidence in every contract.  Contracts are competitively solicited, evaluated and awarded by a government entity acting as the lead agency.  Contracts are awarded utilizing industry best practices, processes and procedures, ensuring maximum value and absolute security with complete​​ transparency of the process.  Most experienced cooperative team in public procurement, cooperative purchasing and supply chain management.  Founding Member of National Coalition for Public Procurement.​  Robust portfolio of quality contracts.​​​ ​In these days of dwindling dollars, you want a partner who can help strengthen your buying position, reliably and consistently. 

U.S. Communities Logo

U.S. Communities is the leading national cooperative purchasing program, providing world-class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofits looking for the best overall supplier government pricing. 

Best Overall Supplier Government Pricing – by combining the potential cooperative purchasing power of up to 90,000 public agencies, you are able to access the best overall supplier government pricing.

Quality Brands – thousands of the best brands in a wide variety of categories, services and solutions. 


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.



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.