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MCS Presentations at MCEL 2018:

MCS is excited to offer the following presentations during the Montana Conference of Educational Leadership (MCEL) in Missoula Montana on Thursday, September 18th and Friday, September 19th!

Increasing Efficiency In School Purchasing
Clinic Session 1: Thursday – 10:40-11:30 a.m.

MCS is part of the national AEPA consortium that leverages that purchasing power of 27 states in developing bids on thousands of products and services used by schools across the nation. These bids meet all Montana legal requirements and save Montana Schools tens of thousands each year. This session will feature information on the latest national bids now available to Montana schools along with updated information on the Online Marketplace and new Food Services Online Ordering System implemented this past year. MCS can save Montana schools tremendous time and precious resources…don’t miss this update on a program owned and operated by-and-for our Montana Schools!!

The MCS Top Ten!
Save your School Thousands $$ on Our Most Popular Products and Services
Clinic Session V:Friday – 8:30-9:20 a.m.

This clinic session will feature the most popular products and services offered through MCS and our national AEPA bids being used by 27 states across the country. Come hear from a variety of experts on how your school can save thousands on these top-quality products.


Two Great Ways to Order:

  1. Use our traditional Vendor List and contact the company directly via email, phone or their own website.  Be sure to specifically request your MCS Member Discount!  The most recent vendor list is always available as a PDF File to the left….“MCS Vendor Contact Info
  2. Use our new Marketplace.  Order online with many of our MCS vendors where you can instantly see   and compare products and pricing.  Place your orders with your district’s p-card, credit card or purchase order.

The MCS Marketplace allows participating member school districts to access MCS contracts through an online shopping environment that integrates many suppliers into a single marketplace. Marketplace users can make their online purchases using a p-card, credit card, or purchase order. The site provides participants with quick visibility into products and pricing so that they can easily identify if the MCS contracts cover the products they are looking for and what the prices for those products are.

CLICK HERE to Register OR to Sign-In and use the MCS Marketplace

CLICK HERE for a short 5-minute introduction to the MCS Marketplace

NEWCLICK HERE for video, “From Sign-up to Placing your First Order”
A step-by-step short video guide – (13 minutes)

CLICK HERE to View the Instructional Webinar on Using the Marketplace

MCS Food Services Program

The MCS Food Services Program is now the largest provider of products and services specifically designed for schools across the great State of Montana!  If your school is still not a member of MCS, we encourage you to give us a call and get a quote on how much your school could be saving through our program.

Benefits of the MCS Purchasing Program

  • Volume counts! The combined purchasing power of MCS working with 25 other states and serving over 27 million students creates substantial discounts on products and services.
  • Convenient ordering! Purchase directly from the companies and order only what you need when you need it.
  • Favorite brands—excellent quality! You’ll find your favorite brands all at lower prices. Quality is guaranteed, as every product in the program meets strict content and pricing criteria.
  • Satisfies bid requirements!

MCS…27 states bidding nationally together with contracts awarded locally here in Montana!