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Coop Purchasing

Annual Buy:

Nebraska ESU Cooperative Purchasing coordinates mass purchases on behalf of educational service units, public schools and state colleges in Nebraska. The objective of this effort is to obtain the best quality merchandise for the lowest possible price in order to conserve tax revenue.

Bids are sent to vendors nationwide in December. Awards are announced in February, and catalogs, with over 1,800 items, are distributed to all schools in March. The orders are then sent to vendors in May and the merchandise is delivered to the ESUs and schools during July and August.

The product categories offered are as follows: Equipment and Related Supplies, General Supplies, Furniture, Paper, Maintenance & Shop Supplies, Health & Safety, Athletics, Hot Lunch, Science, and Art Supplies.

Each school has the capability to departmentalize their orders. This allows the schools to enter and track their order for each item by department, with the system automatically calculating a total school order. It can be made as detailed as they like; however, it will be more time consuming to enter the data.

Year-round Buys:

  • Athletic floors, running tracks, synthetic turf, tennis courts
  • Athletic lighting
  • Athletic scoreboards
  • Cafeteria furniture
  • Custodial supplies
  • Industrial supplies
  • Interactive classroom
  • Learning management systems
  • Light bulbs & more
  • Management solutions
  • Medicaid
  • Mobile learning solutions
  • Musical instruments
  • Office/school supplies
  • Photocopiers
  • Prime vendor buys
  • Roofing
  • School security solutions
  • Software
  • Technology


Questions? Comments? Please email Scott or Tracey.