Cooperative Purchasing

for central Minnesota communities

Put the power of many to work for you.

Sourcewell combines the buying power of more than 50,000 government, education, and nonprofit organizations to save you time and money. Our cooperative purchasing program manages the solicitation requirements and offers members easy access to an established network of awarded contracts.

  • No Cost or Commitment

    Membership is free and there are no charges or requirements to use our contracts. Suppliers pay a fee to Sourcewell each time their contract is used, which funds our services. Our contracts are nonexclusive, with no obligation to purchase.

  • Regional Rebate Program

    Earn 1 percent cash back when your entity purchases from a Sourcewell contract. These rebate dollars are kept in a Sourcewell account, and you'll automatically receive the rebate cash payout every fall. Eligibility is limited to local government entities and 501(c)(3) nonprofits with an office in our five-county service area.

  • Easy

    You don't need to go through the solicitation process yourself. Our procurement team has already solicited our contracts and they are ready for use. Purchasing is simple: you review awarded contracts and select a supplier.

  • Local Choice

    You can shop local and purchase with a Sourcewell contract. Sourcewell awards contracts at the manufacturer level when possible. Manufacturer's authorized dealer networks are eligible to sell the products at the local level.

  • Meet YOUR Needs

    Members can propose supplemental terms and conditions to the Sourcewell contract to meet their local requirements. Plus, we offer a wide range of solutions from technology to construction with specialists in-house to help meet your unique needs.

  • Compliant

    Like you, Sourcewell is a government agency. We understand the complexities of government purchasing. We have the expertise and resources to solicit contracts the same way you would—in compliance with local and national regulations.

  • Transparent

    Access all competitive solicitation and contract documentation compiled by our procurement team. Find the documents you need on each supplier's contract webpage.

Sourcewell staff talking to a member in the Sourcewell booth at a industry tradeshow

VIDEO OVERVIEW

Cooperative Purchasing

This brief video series walks you through how Sourcewell cooperative purchasing works, including addressing several common questions, such as:

- What is Cooperative Purchasing?
- How do I become a member?
- How do I find a contract?
- How do I obtain a quote?
- How do I make a purchase?

View the Video Series

Questions?

Contact community@sourcewell-mn.gov or 218-894-1930.