The Greater Portland Council of Governments’ (GPCOG) Cooperative Purchasing program saves our municipalities thousands of dollars every year. We coordinate a competitive bidding process for the purchase of a wide variety of vendor products and services to obtain the best possible pricing for our municipalities, and those of our colleagues at SMPDC and MCOG.
For our 2020-2021 bid cycle, we saved our member communities, other cities, towns, and school districts more than $545,000.
View Our Bids/RFPs
Products and Services
GPCOG’s cooperative purchasing program offers ten products or services:
- Bulk copy paper
- Catch basin cleaning
- Crack sealing
- Heating fuels
- Road salt
- Road striping & pavement marking
- Snow plow cutting edges
- Transportation fuels
If your community is interested in purchasing through our cooperative purchasing program, please contact Tony Plante, Director of Municipal Collaboration & COO, at 207-774-9891, ext. 216 or by email..
2023 Cooperative Purchasing Bid Schedule
|Bid Product or Service||Estimated Needs|
Requested from Towns
|Estimated Needs Due||Bids Available||Bid Open||Bid Awarded||Bid Awards Contract Start|
|Catch Basin Cleaning||2/6/2023||2/17/2023||2/22/2023||3/8/2023||3/15/2023||4/8/2023|
|Snow Plow Cutting Edges||4/12/2023||4/25/2023||4/27/2023||5/15/2023||5/15/2023||5/15/2023|
|Bulk Copy Paper||3/13/2023||3/24/2023||4/12/2023||4/27/2023||4/28/2023||5/1/2023|