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Cooperative Purchasing

The Cooperative Purchasing Program offers Ohio counties, townships, municipalities, school districts, public libraries, regional park districts and other political subdivisions the benefits and costs savings of buying goods and services through state contracts.  See our brochure for additional details.

To participate:

  1. Pass an ordinance. Your council or board must pass legislation authorizing participation in the program. For a model resolution, click here.

  2. Complete enrollment form. For enrollment form, click here.

  3. Pay administrative fee. The chart below outlines the annual fee structure based on the population of the political subdivision or type of district/authority.

  4. Issue a quarterly usage report. Ohio Revised Code 125.04B requires quarterly summary reports on use of the program. For the usage report form, click here.

    Fee Table
    Townships, Villages, Cities, Counties by Population: Fee
    Up to 25,000 $100
    25,001 - 100,000 $170
    100,001 - 350,000 $300
    More than 350,000 $420
       
    Other Categories:  
    School Districts and Libraries $100
    All Other Public Entities and Authorities, Including Colleges and Universities $235


Participants also assume responsibility for ordering directly from the vendor and vendor payment for any supplies or services purchased from state term contracts and schedules.

Search for Available Contracts

Vendor Performance or Complaint to Vendor Web Site

Contract links and related programs:

Search for Coop members:


Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, please contact:
Jean Stephenson, State Purchasing Contracts Manager
Phone: 614.644.8495
Fax: 614.485.1056
E-mail: jean.stephenson@das.ohio.gov