Cooperative Purchasing

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

Complete list of 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
  • Paving
  • Road salt
  • Road striping & pavement marking
  • Snow plow cutting edges
  • Transportation fuels

Further Information

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..

2024 Cooperative Purchasing Bid Schedule

Bid Product or ServiceEstimated Needs
Requested from Towns
Estimated Needs DueBids AvailableBid OpenBid AwardedBid Awards Contract Start
Catch Basin Cleaning2/7/20242/18/20242/23/20243/8/20243/15/20244/8/2024
Heating Fuels
2/14/20242/25/20242/28/20243/13/20243/13/20243/13/2024
Transportation Fuels
2/14/20242/25/20242/28/20243/20/20243/21/20243/21/2024
Road Striping2/7/20242/18/20242/28/20243/15/20243/22/20244/16/2024
Paving
3/6/20243/17/20244/12/20244/27/20244/28/20245/1/2024
Road Salt4/12/20244/28/20245/3/20245/24/20245/31/20246/11/2024
Crack Sealing
4/12/20244/25/20244/27/20245/15/20245/15/20245/15/2024
Snow Plow Cutting Edges
4/12/20244/25/20245/1/20245/15/20245/15/20245/15/2024
Bulk Copy Paper3/13/20243/24/20244/12/20244/27/20244/28/20245/1/2024

Please note that all dates are subject to change. Contact Tony Plante or check the bid page for current solicitations.

Bid Documents

Bid documents may be accessed by clicking the links in the above schedule or by visiting the Cooperative Purchasing folder in the Document Center.