Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission's Cooperative Purchasing Program began in the early 1980s as a way for member municipalities and school districts to save money and time for municipal services and products.

As a group, working in conjunction with Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), municipalities and school districts use collective buying power to reduce prices on everyday supplies and seasonal services, and at the same time reducing administrative costs. Many of our towns actually save several times over their " yearly dues" through this opportunity.

Bids and Schedules:

We encourage you to contact Marian Alexandre or phone her 324-2952 X 10 for more information or to be notified of bidding.

GPCOG charges an administrative fee (based on percentage of purchase) to SMRPC towns that purchase through their bids. Even with this fee, participants report significant savings. While we strive to offer you the best quality products at the lowest price, you are not obligated to purchase through our bidding process, participation is voluntary.

If you didn't get a copy of the GPCOG bid results, and want to see them, just go to GPCOG's website, click on the Cooperative Services button, and register as a member, reference which product you are interested in and get the results. Simple and quick.

View individual town's 2008 savings through this purchasing program.