What is the Cooperative Purchasing Service (CPS)?
A purchasing service that enables Wisconsin municipalities to buy goods and services at discounted prices under contracts already negotiated by the State of Wisconsin.
Who can subscribe?
Any municipality as defined by Wisconsin Statute 16.70(8). This includes counties, cities, villages, towns, school boards, sewage, drainage, vocational, technical and adult education districts, and other bodies with the power to award public contracts.
How much can subscribers save?
Hundreds of products are available through the service. Some products include "post consumer waste" recycled materials. Municipalities can usually expect to save between 20% and 60% off retail prices. Available products include:
- library and textbooks;
- janitorial supplies and equipment;
- clothing and uniforms;
- personal computers and software;
- office supplies;
- paper products: facial tissue, napkins, toilet paper, envelopes and stationary;
- cars, tires and retreads;
- light bulbs and lamps;
- furniture and office equipment;
. . . and much, much more!
Why is it important to join the CPS?
This service can maximize a municipality's time and money by getting the highest value for the taxpayer's dollars. CPS helps members to:
- reduce time required to research specifications;
- minimize bidding;
- eliminate time required to identify new vendors; and
- buy high quality and get low prices.
How do I subscribe?
On-line access to state contracts and other relevant state purchasing information is available to Wisconsin municipalities. Registration can be completed on-line. Please see Registration Information for more details.