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Cooperative Purchasing


Resource Training & Solutions: Celebrating Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth and its significance in commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Resource Training & Solutions offices will be closed today as we reflect on the journey towards equality and justice for all.


Vol. 6: The Central Connection

Check out Volume 6 of The Central Connection, your place for regional news, events, and information.


Electronic Buyback is on contract through Total Technology

Streamline your process by leveraging CPC’s Electronic Buyback contract! We conducted the competitive solicitation process on your behalf and awarded a contract to Total Technology.


Flinn Scientific is now on the CPC Contract!

Learn more about Flinn Scientific and CPC Member Benefits


Tremco: National Cooperative Contractor Network

Tremco has added their National Cooperative Contractor Network under the CPC Contract. This process allows Tremco to vet contractors that are local to you and award them work on your roofing project - all under the CPC Contract!


Vol. 5: The Central Connection

Check out Volume 5 of The Central Connection, your place for regional news, events, and information.


Player Tested, Hockey Mom Approved!

Thanks to The Retrofit Companies and Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC), Andover Community Center now boasts upgraded lighting with consistent levels and convenient controls. Learn about how CPC's streamlined procurement process made it all possible.


Hiller Commercial Floors: Special Services

CPC has a contract for Carpet and Resilient Flooring with Hiller Commercial Floors. They offer a broad assortment of carpet, carpet tile, rubber base, vinyl base, sheet vinyl, vinyl composition tile (VCT), and luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Hiller also offers special services that are available to CPC members. 


Cooperative Purchasing Connection

Hello from the Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) team! We typically use this space to highlight our partnered vendors, but this time we’re overviewing the mission and value of CPC!


Happy Holidays

Season's greetings from the Resource Training & Solutions team! As the year draws to a close, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a season filled with peace, joy, and prosperity.


MASA Now Links to Express!

The CPC Online Marketplace offers MASA members access to a wide range of products and services, including office supplies, technology, facility maintenance, and transportation, allowing you to conveniently find everything you need to meet your district purchasing needs in one place.


CPC Paper Program

All orders must be submitted by July 14th.


CPC is here to help you save time, effort, and money!

CPC engages in the expensive, time-consuming competitive solicitation process on your behalf and then provides the awarded contracts to your organization to leverage!


Let CPC Help with Winter Preparedness

Cooperative Purchasing Connection’s (CPC’s) contracts meet Minnesota’s competitive solicitation requirements so you can move forward on your project without having to go to bid. Leverage our Facilities and Grounds contracts to stay on top of your preparedness as we dive into another Minnesota winter!


Career Connected Learning

Resource Training & Solutions is excited to launch a series of programs and support to integrate career exploration and experiences within all content areas by collaborating with central Minnesota businesses, workforce centers, and our regional school districts.


Cooperative Purchasing Connection

From classroom supplies to building infrastructure to technology, Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) has the products and services that you’ll need this year.


CPC's 2022 Paper Program is LIVE

The Cooperative Purchasing Connection's 2022 paper program is now live!


CPC Bids on Your Behalf

The competitive sealed solicitation is lengthy, time consuming, and expensive - that's why CPC does it for you!


Manage Safety Data Sheets With SDS Depot

We know how important it is for you to be able to quickly and easily retrieve and review your SDSs. Resource Training & Solutions now offers SDS Depot, an online tool that makes accessing and managing your SDS information a snap.


Honoring 31 Years of Outstanding Service

Resource Board Member, Jeannette Kester, was honored with the Outstanding Service Award at the Minnesota Service Cooperative Annual Board of Directors Conference.


Cooperative Purchasing Connection Updated Contract Catalog

Check out the updated contract catalog from the Cooperative Purchasing Connection!


CPC Vendor Trafera is Giving Away 30 Chromebooks!


Express Online Marketplace Has A New Look

Shopping in Express has gotten a lot easier! Check out all of the new features on the Express Online Marketplaces website.


When You Think of Winter Maintenance - Think Cooperative Purchasing Connection!

Take a look at all of CPC's Facilities and Grounds vendors like Bobcat, Husqvarna, Tremco, and more!


Cooperative Purchasing Connection Awards Eight New Contracts!

Cooperative Purchasing Connection has recently awarded eight new contracts!