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.

In Fiscal Year 2019, we saved our member municipalities more than $365,500 in road salt purchases alone.

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 and office supplies
  • Crack sealing
  • Culvert pipes
  • Heating fuels
  • Paving
  • Road salt
  • Road striping
  • Signs
  • 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, at 207-774-9891, ext. 216 or email Tony Plante.

2020 Cooperative Purchasing Bid Schedule

Bid Product or ServiceEstimated Needs
Requested from Towns
Estimated Needs DueBids AvailableBid OpenBid Awarded
Road StripingJanuary 7, 2020January 31, 2020February 28, 2020March 18, 2020April 3, 2020
Heating FuelsJanuary 14, 2020February 7, 2020February 28, 2020July 22, 2020July 22, 2020
Transportation FuelsJanuary 21, 2020February 14, 2020February 28, 2020March 18, 2020March 20, 2020
Paving
January 28, 2020February 21, 2020March 4, 2020March 25, 2020April 10, 2020
SignsFebruary 11, 2020March 2, 2020March 11, 2020April 1, 2020April 17, 2020
Snow Plow Cutting EdgesFebruary 18, 2020March 9, 2020March 18, 2020April 8, 2020July 30, 2020
Culvert PipeMarch 3, 2020March 23, 2020April 1, 2020April 22, 2020May 1, 2020
Crack SealingMarch 10, 2020March 30, 2020June 4, 2020June 17, 2020June 24, 2020
Road SaltMarch 31, 2020April 20, 2020April 29, 2020May 20, 2020June 5, 2020
Office Supplies and Bulk Copy PaperJuly 28, 2020August 17, 2020August 26, 2020September 16, 2020September 25, 2020


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.