Cooperative Purchasing

ESUCC Cooperative Purchasing represents 17 Educational Service Units statewide who in turn service Nebraska school districts with over 300,000 students and is currently in its 5th decade of operation. ESUCC Cooperative Purchasing is authorized to coordinate purchases for public school districts, nonpublic school systems, other ESUs, and other public agencies, including any county, city, village, school district, or agency of the state government, any drainage district, sanitary and improvement district, or other municipal corporation or political subdivision of the State of Nebraska.

  • Vision:  
    Nebraska ESUCC Cooperative Purchasing shall provide compliant, competitive, aggregated bidding and purchasing to control and reduce costs to it’s members by maximizing efficiency of resources and processes in Nebraska and nationally.

Becoming an ESUCC Coop purchasing member will provide your agency the ability to purchase commodities and/or services from ESUCC bids, contracts or negotiated buys with no membership dues.

Does your agency qualify to become a member?

  • Nebraska public school districts, nonpublic school systems, and ESUs are automatically a member.
  • Nebraska community colleges, state colleges, Universities are automatically a member.
  • Other Nebraska public agencies, including county, city, village, or agency of the state government, any drainage district, sanitary and improvement district, or other municipal corporation or political subdivision of the State of Nebraska can become a member. Membership requires an Interlocal Agreement between agencies.  See Steps in the link on how to become a member.
  • A nonprofit is not eligible for membership unless it is a public agency as listed above.

The ESUCC Cooperative Purchasing online Marketplace provides the best value for supplies and services when purchased through ESUCC Cooperative Purchasing contracts. The Marketplace provides members the ease and convenience of ordering from multiple vendors, and programs through one site, while knowing that the contracts are purchases that comply with state purchasing regulations.
Craig Peterson

Craig Peterson

Cooperative Purchasing

Coop Purchasing Director
http://www.neesucoop.org
Holdrege Office
308-995-0665
craig.peterson@esucc.org

Priscilla Quintana

Priscilla Quintana

Cooperative Purchasing

Business Manager
Ainsworth Office
(402) 387-1245
pquintana@esucc.org

Colleen Lentz

Colleen Lentz

Cooperative Purchasing

Programs Assistant
Ainsworth Office
402-387-1245
clentz@esucc.org