Cooperative Purchasing & Procurement

About Cooperative Purchasing

For more than 40 years, Greenbush – The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center has helped schools, municipalities, and other organizations save time and money through cooperative purchasing. 

Greenbush has contracted vendors in a variety of spending categories, all awarded through a competitive solicitation process that meets current bid laws. Procurement through a Greenbush cooperative contract is more efficient and effective, saving you the cumbersome and time-consuming work of managing a bid process. 

Greenbush is also the designated Kansas member of the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). This membership allows Greenbush to harness the purchasing volume of 26 states to bring competitively bid prices on high-quality products from vendors nationwide.

AEPA contracts are bid nationally and locally awarded – meaning Greenbush is the contract holder for each and every vendor on our bid list. 

The Greenbush team is dedicated to providing you with the very best service and purchasing experience. We do the work and we’ll be your advocate every step of the way to help increase buying efficiencies that maximize your budget.

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Who’s eligible? 

  • K-12 Public and Private Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Public Entities
  • City, County and State Governments
  • Not-for-Profits

What are the benefits? 

  • No membership fees
  • Streamlines the purchasing process
  • Meets all statutory bid requirements
  • Avoids time and expense of bidding
  • Saves money through volume discounts
  • Free shipping on most products
  • Ongoing support from Greenbush