The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) initiated its cooperative purchasing program in 1974. Originally created as the Pennsylvania Education Joint Purchasing Council (PAEJPC), the program offered area members opportunities to save on basic supplies. In the ensuing years, the PAEJPC expanded membership to allow statewide entities throughout Pennsylvania the opportunity to utilize our contracts. In the year 2000, PAEJPC became a member of the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). Through this partnership, the PAEJPC could offer members additional commodities in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. These programs and their successes were the building blocks for the national program that we offer today, known as The Keystone Purchasing Network (KPN).
KPN is a cooperative purchasing program that offers premier products and excellent service at competitive prices under each contract. KPN will work on your behalf to secure volume-pricing contracts that meet or exceed your expectations!
KPN Mission Statement – We shall exceed our members expectations through dedication to anticipating and satisfying their needs while providing services and contracts of superior quality, value and delivery through teamwork with our vendors.
KPN Bid Process – Satisfies the procurement laws of most states.
KPN conducts the following steps of bidding and awarding contracts for commodities and services that meet our members purchasing needs:
If you need additional space, temporarily or permanently, our experienced staff can help you through the entire process, from design and planning to site work and installation. We provide turnkey services to make your project go smoothly.