About Us


NJPA’s cooperative contract purchasing leverages the national purchasing power of more than 50,000 member agencies while also streamlining the required purchasing process. As a municipal national contracting agency, NJPA establishes and provides nationally leveraged and competitively solicited purchasing contracts under the guidance of the Uniform Municipal Contracting Law. Joint Powers laws enable members to legally purchase through our awarded contracts.

We offer our Members contract purchasing solutions that are leveraged nationally to enable contracted suppliers and member agencies to work smarter and more efficient as they do business with each other. NJPA does this by establishing a business and service alliance between member buyers and contracted suppliers ensuring a valued and successful national cooperative contract program.

Locally in Minnesota, NJPA is one of 9 Minnesota Service Cooperatives that offers regional focused programs for our government and education members that comprise an area known as “Region 5.” We successfully aid our local members in the planning, development and provision of valued services in a vast array of fields.


Our Vision:

The National Joint Powers Alliance provides member-centered solutions that enable Government, Education, and Non-Profit agencies to work more efficiently and leverages its resources to effectively re-invest in the communities we serve as an invaluable Service Cooperative partner.

Our Mission:

To build valued relationships, deliver innovative solutions with integrity, and exceed the expectations of our members.