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National IPA

With our team of experts dedicated speci´Čücally to higher education, National IPA eases the burden with the nation’s most comprehensive portfolio of products and services, all from industry-leading suppliers. Our participants join together to leverage their volumes, commanding higher discounts from manufacturers, distributors, and other vendors. 

As the nation’s largest cooperative, National IPA connects thousands of educational institutions and public agencies for combined purchasing power.  As the industry leader in service and value, National IPA  makes it all easier, less expensive, and more efficient. All contracts available through National IPA are competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a lead agency (government entity/educational institution), using a competitive solicitation process consistent with applicable procurement laws and regulations.

Member Meeting on Collaboration Top Sponsor:
                 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Member Meeting on Collaboration Vendor:
                2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Member Services Collaboration Brochure Sponsor:
                2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

CONTACT: Lisa Sloane,  lisa.sloane@nationalipa.org or 770-265-0262

For more information about National IPA, go here 

2009 Inaugural AICUP Good Citizen Golf Outing
Doug Aldinger, Jon Enos (F&M College), Mike Schwalm (Provista) and Eric Hellstern

Group Purchasing

Aggregated Group Purchasing

AICUP Endorsed ProgramNational IPA is the leader in cooperative purchasing dedicated to serving public agencies including: higher education, K-12 schools, nonprofits, and state and local government. National IPA has a robust portfolio of contracts as well as an exclusive strategic alliance with the largest group purchasing organization in the United States, Vizient, which has over $100 billion in annual purchasing power. Participating in the cooperative buying power of more than 48,000 entities allows you to pay less for products and reduce administrative costs, which helps you do more with less.

So why is National IPA so effective at creating more economical buying opportunities for you? Because it offers strength in numbers and years of government purchasing experience, so AICUP can have confidence in every contract. AICUP members save on such products and services as office supplies, janitorial, MRO, roofing, financial products (P-card), food and related products, pharmacy, lab, capital equipment, computers, campus promotional products, document and forms management, and furniture. The National IPA team provides an unparalleled level of service to the market. AICUP continues to have a dedicated team of account managers who assist members with strategies to fully utilize the National IPA portfolio of agreements.

Contract categories include:

  • Administration 
  • Food and nutrition
  • Technology
  • Student health
  • Facilities 
  • Learning environment 
  • Sustainable solutions

National IPA Redefining Cooperative Purchasing

CONTACT: Lisa Sloane,  lisa.sloane@nationalipa.org or 770-265-0262

  • AICUP Member Participants: 90
  • AICUP Member Purchasing Volume: More than $4.0 Million in 2016

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