Co-op Purchasing

NIESC has several ways of increasing the purchasing power of our member schools. A few of these are listed below.


Local Bidding: Using information from participating school corporations, NIESC develops specifications, advertises, publishes, reviews, and tallies all bids. Evaluation of the bids are done by participating member school corporations and the NIESC Cooperative Purchasing Department. Some of the most recent local bids that NIESC has conducted are a Regional Copy Paper Bid, Fire Safety Equipment Inspection Bid, Waste Removal/Recycling Bid, Cafeteria Food and Supplies Bid, Government Commodity Bids, Bakery Bid and Dairy Bid. The NIESC Executive Board then awards bids to the most responsive and responsible bidder as recommended by the evaluation committees for each school corporation.

Online Procurement Purchasing: Contact NIESC for options available to you that can be tailored to your school corporation's individual purchasing needs. Our sight of choice is K12IndianaK12Indiana is supported and provided by the State Of Indiana (IDOA) and is FREE to K12 Indiana ESC Member School corporations and is supported by NIESC staff.  This support provides you with unique individualized and personalized customer service. Visit our K12Indiana Procurement Page for more details on what this system can do to help your corporation save time and money!

For more information on any of these services listed above, contact Lisa Abell at NIESC.

Vendors: To register to receive the NIESC Local Bids mentioned above or find out if you can partner with NIESC to become a preferred vendor, contact Lisa Abell: To view a list of NIESC Members, select the About Us tab from the homepage of our website.