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, at 207-774-9891, ext. 216 or by email..

2022 Cooperative Purchasing Bid Schedule

Bid Product or ServiceEstimated Needs
Requested from Towns
Estimated Needs DueBids AvailableBid OpenBid Awarded
Catch Basin Cleaning1/3/20221/14/20223/27/20224/4/20224/8/2022
Heating Fuels
3/9/20223/18/20223/27/20224/6/20224/7/2022
Transportation Fuels
3/9/20223/18/20223/27/20224/6/20224/7/2022
Road Striping3/10/20223/18/20224/15/20225/2/20225/4/2022
Paving
3/11/20223/22/20224/5/20224/20/20224/20/2022
Road Salt4/14/20224/26/20225/4/20225/23/20226/5/2022
Crack Sealing
5/15/20225/22/20226/4/20226/17/20226/18/2022
Snow Plow Cutting Edges
6/22/20227/3/20227/15/20227/29/20227/30/2022
Bulk Copy Paper7/30/20228/17/20229/9/20229/23/20229/28/2022


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.