State Legal References

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) is a public agency and political subdivision of the State of Minnesotai.

As a service cooperativeii NJPA provides regional support programs and national cooperative purchasing contracts to all levels of government, E-12 schools, higher education institutions and non-profit entities across North America.

An eight member board of directors comprised of elected public officialsiii is the governing body of NJPA.

Cooperative purchasing contracts are awarded at the conclusion of a procurement processiv following Minnesota’s municipal contracting law.v

NJPA’s cooperative purchasing program offers competitively solicited purchasing contracts available for use by any government and non-profit entity through joint powers/cooperative purchasing laws in their respective jurisdictions. vivii

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Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, 2015-2016 Minnesota Legislative Manual 445 (2015).  http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=15240

ii Minn. Stat. § 123A.21 Subdivision 2 (2015). https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=123a.21

Minn. Stat. § 471.345 (2015) https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=471.345

vi Minn. Stat. § 471.345 (2015) https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=471.345

vii Minn. Stat. § 471.59 (2015) https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=471.59