cmERDC continually seeks value-added solutions for our member districts through our cooperative volume purchasing program.  In addition, we offer value driven joint powers contracts with qualified and quality providers to meet your ongoing needs for supplies, equipment, and furniture solutions.

Our goal is to make your purchasing as simple and cost-effective as possible through compliant and competitive bidding driven by the strength and volume of our members.

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cmERDC is a joint powers educational cooperative, established through Minnesota statute 471.59.

In a dynamic and evolving world of educating students, cmERDC strives to continually provide value driven and cost effective cooperative purchasing solutions for our member districts and schools.

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cmERDC combines the purchasing needs of over 100 School Districts, including public, private and charter schools for a once a year volume purchasing opportunity. 

This process enables cmERDC to purchase and leverage large volume discounts on more than 1,500 unique items. These products are bulk shipped into cmERDC’s distribution center, where individual school orders are consolidated and redistributed over the summer months.

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cmERDC offers year-round on-demand, on-line purchasing opportunities through these joint-powers contracts to meet your ongoing school needs.

cmERDC active and affiliate members are eligible to leverage the value and timeliness that these contracts deliver.

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Interior concept furniture

The learning environment of today’s students has undergone a major transformation from the classroom of a decade ago. Schools are less structured now.

They encourage flexibility and connectivity while facilitating students’ desires to learn using the latest technology as well as from each other.

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Are you looking to buy or sell used or excess school equipment?  Register with cmERDC’s school marketplace forum.  There is no cost to join.

This communication platform is available to help schools find a home and repurpose items that may have value to other schools.

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cmERDC combines the purchasing needs of over 100 School Districts, including public, private and charter schools for a once a year volume purchasing opportunity. 

These products are bulk shipped into cmERDC’s distribution center, where individual school orders are consolidated and redistributed. Through this process cmERDC offers more than 1,500 unique items. Commodities include: Paper, Office, Art, Audio Visual, Custodial, Non Perishable Foods and Kitchen Supplies.

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