member benefits

Join over 22,000 other participating members and increase your buying power. You will enjoy discount pricing from over 45 nationally acclaimed vendors with thousands of products, all awarded under a national competitive bid process. Through our enabling legislation, we are able to provide you valued purchasing solutions that will save time, money and avoid duplication of the competitive bid process. The purchasing process is simple. Submit your no cost membership application online from NJPA, contact the vendor directly and advise them of your participation in our program.


  1. Competitively bid, nationally leveraged contracts.
  2. Having a choice, through National Contract Purchasing.
  3. No cost memberships available regardless of the size of your organization.
  4. Time and resource savings in the purchasing process.
  5. Large volume pricing, regardless of the quantity needed, on quality products and services from national vendors.
  6. Access competitively bid contracts procured by a governmental agency that you are a part of.
  7. Nationally leveraged and aggregated pricing and services.
  8. Nationally known and recognized vendors.
  9. Broad range of high quality products and services.
  10. Contracts managed by government purchasing professionals.
  11. Comfort level of contracts solicited, awarded and monitored by a government agency with a publicly elected board. NJPA conducts an annual, independent audit as a government agency and submits it to the State of Minnesota.


  • Helps justify the customer purchasing decisions and contract pathway.
  • Helps overcome objections from competitors or other vendors.
  • Puts a paper trail between our two organizations for legal pathways.
  • Puts a paper trail between the customer and the NJPA procurement file.
  • Allows you to receive NJPA contract communication regarding future purchasing opportunities.

Because our membership is a Joint Powers Agreement, your municipality or non-profit organization is an owner as well as a member of NJPA. You actually become a represented participant in the bidding process.

Over 22,000 governmental, education and nonprofit units are currently participating in and enjoying the quality products available at huge savings through NJPA, with hundreds more joining at each monthly Board Meeting.

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