Purchasing Contracts

What is COSTARS?

COSTARS is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Cooperative Purchasing Program, a service provided by the Department of General Services for Local Public Procurement Units within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as established by Section 1902 of Act 57 on May 15, 1998, as amended by Act 142 of December 3, 2002, 62 Pa. C.S. Section 1902, and Act 77 of July 15, 2004, 62 Pa. C.S. Sections 1902 and 2107. These acts authorize Local Public Procurement Units to participate in those contracts for supplies and services made available by the Department of General Services. Eligible Local Public Procurement Units are defined as:

  • Any political subdivision;
  • Any public authority;
  • Any tax-exempt, nonprofit educational or public health institution or organization;
  • Any nonprofit fire, rescue, or ambulance company;
  • And to the extent provided by law, any other entity, including a council of government or an area government that expends public funds for the procurement of supplies and services


PEPPM is a technology bidding and purchasing program that for thirty years helped schools and educational/government agencies buy billions of dollars worth of technology products.

The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit solicits bids for popular lines of technology products using a bid process that satisfies all Pennsylvania and most other states legal bid requirements for K-14 schools and agencies.

Buyers eligible to purchase through PEPPM incluse k-14 schools and agencies, and (with vendor approval) four-year colleges and universities, local, county and state governments, authorities and other non-profits.

With all PEPPM contracts, buyers enjoy complete bid protection backed by PEPPM's terms and conditions. You avoid the time and expense of bidding yourself and our awarded vendors promise to give you the lowest prices they will offer in your state.


Cannon U.S.A., Inc.'s Government Marketing Division (GMD) was established in 1979 specifically to serve federal, state, and local customers nationwide. the GMD provides sales, service and support of office technology to government agencies. the GMD holds and participates in numerous GSA, Federal and State and Local government contracts which allow the marketing of Canon's full range of products, including multifunction imaging systems, copiers, facsimiles, color graphic systems, micrographics and digital imaging equipment. Cannon's dealer network also represents Canon's commitment to excellence. In turn, the Government Marketing Division will support Canon dealers in their efforts to serve government customers.