- Member Services
- 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
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|
Please note that all dates are subject to change. Contact Tony Plante or check the bid page for current solicitations.
Bid documents may be accessed by clicking the links in the above schedule or by visiting the Cooperative Purchasing folder in the Document Center.