howtopurchaseHow can NJPA contracts benefit my agency?

National Cooperative Contract Purchasing provides considerable time and resource savings for participating member agencies.


  • Streamlines the contracting processes and maximizes efficiency
  • No need to establish and or duplicate solicitation docs or contract process
  • Reduce the impact of staff reductions and budget cuts

What is the value of membership with NJPA?



Membership establishes a legal paper trail between the member and NJPA, justifying your contract purchasing decision. A no-cost, no-obligation NJPA membership provides access to competitively solicited contracts, procured by a national municipal contracting agency. Our contracts leverage national volume pricing and provide our members with the desired vendor choices.


  • Ease and time-saving benefits of purchasing through national contracts procured,
    awarded and hosted by a national municipal contracting agency
  • Unique advantage to purchase quality products/services deserving of the agency

Does NJPA satisfy my local bid requirements?

NJPA has nationally solicited, evaluated and awarded contracts through a competitive solicitation process on behalf of its members. These contracts can be leveraged by municipalities under the authority of NJPA’s enabling legislation and your state’s procurement laws and/or Joint Powers Authority. These laws allow access to NJPA’s contracts and procurement process to satisfy your local/state bidding requirements, avoiding duplication of the process.


The National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) is a public agency; established through Minnesota State Statute in 1978. NJPA serves as a municipal contracting agency for over 50,000 members throughout the nation with competitively awarded cooperative contract purchasing solutions through industry-leading vendors.


NJPA membership is available to government, education and non-profit agencies located in all 50 states at no cost, liability or obligation to the member. As a public, government agency itself, NJPA responds to its members’ purchasing needs by facilitating and awarding national competitively solicited contracts. NJPA cooperative contract purchasing solutions result in valuable product and service solutions that range from office supplies to heavy equipment.