PASBO members will enjoy better communication and insider tips on technology purchasing thanks to a new partnership with PEPPM, the Pennsylvania-based cooperative that brings bid protection to more than two million tech products, all posted on the website at

With more than 300 contracts currently awarded, PEPPM offers PASBO members competitively bid pricing on major technology brands such as Apple, Cisco, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Panasonic, and Xerox. The co-op's product line contracts include Uniform Grant Guidance language to facilitate the use of federal funds, and E-rate language to coordinate with Pennsylvania's statewide 470 filings.

Serving Pennsylvania school districts since 1982, PEPPM is a leading innovator among national purchasing cooperatives with services for school business officials that include personal online dashboards, purchasing graphs, personal and districtwide shopping lists, and photographs of products under contract.

PEPPM is a program of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16 (CSIU). PASBO members can register for free to see pricing, documentation, and ordering instructions at