ACTC contracts let our member schools purchase products and services at more competitive rates while exposing our suppliers to increased sales.

Joint Purchasing Contracts

View the contract list

About the Purchasing Program

ACTC contracts are open to our core and associate member institutions. The joint purchasing program is managed by the Procurement Committee and ACTC’s Assistant Director for Strategic Support.

The Procurement Committee meets monthly to discuss current contracts and new contract opportunities. Associate members participate regularly in email and listserv conversations and convene three times annually to network, engage in professional development, and discuss contract updates and activities.

Contract Benefits for ACTC Members

  • Larger buying power leads to lower prices, higher quality products, and better service.
    • Last year ACTC contracts saved our members $3.3 million, in addition to the staff time saved through centralized contract negotiation and administration.
  • Thorough and competitive joint bidding process reduces the time commitment for an individual institution to generate contracts.
  • Centralized contract administration improves efficiency and reduces time commitment for campus staff.
    • ACTC maintains a centralized contract archive with all relevant records.
    • ACTC staff can help manage vendor relationships and contract issues as they arise.
  • The Procurement Committee serves as common resource and expert on ACTC contracts and general procurement information, connecting members with a network of peers in higher education.

Interested in becoming an ACTC supplier?

Companies or vendors interested in becoming an ACTC preferred supplier should complete the New Supplier Questionnaire.

ACTC’s Assistant Director for Strategic Support reviews questionnaire responses regularly. If your organization may be a good fit for our member institutions’ needs, ACTC will follow up with the contact person named in your questionnaire.

All ACTC agreements are set up as preferred supplier contracts. Contract participation is open to our five core members and fourteen additional associate members.

Hotel Discounts

ACTC has established discounted rates with hotels in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. View the list.

Interested hotels should complete our Preferred Hotel Questionnaire for consideration in our program. Current hotel partners should resubmit this form annually to update their rate information.