Welcome to the NCEPC Website!
The North County Educational Purchasing Consortium was formed in 1985 by a small group of school district purchasing officials with an idea of combining efforts to affect greater buying power and savings, meet legal requirements and reduce duplicate administrative efforts.
From there, the Consortium has grown. Individual participating school districts administer contracts on behalf of the Consortium membership. Some of the success stories began right away. The joint bid for Xerographic paper saved Poway Unified School District $20,000 in the first year alone. When San Dieguito Union High School District joined, that district saved $9,200 on just 15 items carried in their district warehouse. The list of cooperative bids now extends well beyond the handful anticipated back in 1985. The savings and benefits continue today.
Consortium membership now includes 26 Member Districts, 19 Associate Member Districts and serves 150,000 students throughout San Diego County! The Consortium also encourages vendor participation.
Click here to visit the Consortium history page for the full story!
Click here to view the Consortium Charter.
1992 - Honored for their successful service as members of the purchasing methodology committee of the North County Educational Purchasing Consortium are representatives from six school districts and Palomar College. From left, they are Bryant Guy, Palomar College; Nancy Powers, Carlsbad Unified, Kathy Mattox, Vista Unified; Donna Caperton, San Dieguito Union High; Janay Greenlee, Encinitas Union; Ron Wise Poway Unified; and Tom Ashton, Escondido Union. At the right is Don Shelton, San Diego County Office of Education. Not Pictured: Andrea Ketteringham, Bonsall Union.