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Cooperative Purchasing

EASTCONN operates 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! Please download and fill out the 2023-2024 Membership Form.
There is a $100 fee for the 2023-2024 EASTCONN Membership.


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

EASTCONN currently bids on these items:

Office Paper & Supplies / Cafeteria Paper & Supplies / Custodial Services / Food Service Items

Price and Nutritional Documentation:

Forms & Contacts

Cooperative Purchasing Forms

For more information please contact:

Heidi Radcliffe
Heidi RadcliffePurchasingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Cooperative Purchasing of these items:

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

Please contact:

Cara Hart
Cara HartManager of Cooperative Purchasing at CRECThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Center, which has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980.

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