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Cooperative Purchasing

A statewide cooperative purchasing partnership endorsed by the Alliance of Regional Educational Service Centers 

This statewide collaborative cooperative purchasing initiative was formed to counter the rising costs of products used by schools and municipalities. As membership expands, we are able to expand the variety of products available at increased savings. Below are the products available through CREC and EASTCONN. Join one or both cooperatives depending on your purchasing needs.

If you are not yet a member, we invite you to join us as we seek out the lowest prices available for a number of essential supplies. As you know, the more partners we have, the greater our purchasing power – and the broader the variety of products available to your school district and your municipality, as well.

We now offer reverse auctioning for select bids!

Fill out the 2018-2019 membership form here

There is a $50 fee for the 2018-2019 EASTCONN Membership and an additional $90 fee per reverse auction for 2018-2019.

Benefits:

  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Choose from a broader variety of quality goods and services
  • Relax and rely on our professional procurement staff
     

Currently, we bid on:

As a member of the Cooperative, you will be able to purchase a variety of break room and office supplies at very low prices.

Below is a sampling of the types of supplies available:
• Coffee
• Creamer
• Pens
• Binders
• Staples
• Crayons

Click here to view the Awarded Office Supply Bid 2018-2019

Complete this form to start the savings!

Complete this form to start the savings!

As a member of the Cooperative, you will be able to purchase a variety of custodial supplies at very low prices. Below is a sampling of the types of supplies available:

    • Window cleaners
      Air Fresheners
    • Brushes
    • Sponges
    • Rubber gloves
    • Trash can liners
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
      Facial Tissue
    • Floor Pads
    • Dry and Wet mops
    • Hand soap and dispensers

 

Complete this form to start the savings!

As a member of the Cooperative you will be able to purchase a variety of grocery and cafeteria supplies at very low prices. Below is a sample of the food service items available: 

Also available is kitchen equipment.

Complete this form to start the savings!

#2 heating, diesel, propane and gasoline

Complete this form to start the savings!

As a member of the Cooperative, you will be able to purchase a variety of technology equipment at very low prices.

Below is a sampling of the types of supplies available:

  • •Laptops
  • •Desktops
  • •Servers
  • •Chromebooks
  • •Screens

Complete this form to start the savings!

 

Please fill out the membership form and return it to the Cooperative Purchasing office. Fax your completed form to 860-450-0853, email to sgarica@eastconn.org or, mail it to:

EASTCONN Cooperative Purchasing 
Attn: Sandra Garcia
Tyler Square
1320 Main St
Suite #25
Willimantic, CT  06226

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Sandra Garcia at 860-455-1584 or sgarica@eastconn.org with questions or concerns regarding Food Service bids. All other bid questions or concerns should be directed to Carol Klemyk at 860-455-1565 or cklemyk@eastconn.org.

Forms

Complaint Form
Quarterly Quality/Inspection Check Sheet
Operating Procedures

Meeting Minutes

March 29, 2018 Meeting Minutes

February 22, 2018 Meeting Minutes

December 4, 2017, Meeting Minutes

For Cooperative Purchasing of the following items:

Athletic Lighting
Athletic Surfaces
Industrial Arts, Career, and Technical Education
Interactive Classroom
Mobile Learning Solutions
Musical Instruments
Roofing
Scoreboards & Marquis Signage
Work Order & Asset Management

Contact Cara Hart, 860-524-4021