The program that I work for is called Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC). We are a program of eight Minnesota Service Cooperatives and we’re affiliated with associations like MASMS, MASA, MASBO, and others. The Service Cooperatives created CPC to provide procurement solutions for education communities in Minnesota for free.
So, for example, if you go to https://purchasingconnection.org/contract/298/ then you’d fine the CPC Vendor Profile Page for Barnes and Noble. Education communities can use our contract to get 35% off the list price of books just by referencing our contract. That’s it! There’s no fee or catch.
Our full list of vendors is listed at https://purchasingconnection.org/category/