Illinois School Purchasing Network (ISPN)


Illinois School Purchasing NetworkThe Illinois School Purchasing Network offers all school districts in Illinois access to high-quality products at some of the best available government prices. The network was developed by the State Board to create savings opportunities that help Illinois school districts.

U.S. Communities is a nonprofit purchasing cooperative founded and owned by the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Association of School Business Officials, International and National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).  U.S. Communities is also sponsored in the State of Illinois by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois School Business Officials and the Illinois Municipal League.  Over 2,500 Illinois public agencies are registered with the program.

School district contracts through the Illinois School Purchasing Network are free, voluntary and non-exclusive, with no spending minimums.  Because all of the contracts in the network have been bid by another governmental entity, school districts will avoid the administrative burdens associated with the bidding process while accessing some of the best governmental pricing options available.

U.S. Communities

US Communities Logo Public K-12 Schools and Regional Offices of Education can access multiple suppliers through US Communities.

U.S. Communities is a nonprofit purchasing cooperative founded and owned by the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Association of School Business Officials International and NIGP (National Institute ofGovernmental Purchasing.) We are also sponsored in the State of Illinois by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois School Business Officials and the Illinois Municipal League.  Over 2500 Illinois public agencies are registered with the program.

Important facts about U.S. Communities:

ISPN Background Information

U.S. Communities Information

Resources

Contact Information

Katherine Tople
Procurement Coordinator
Phone: 217-785-8777
Fax:      217-782-5727
E-Mail: ktople@isbe.net