ILTPP (Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program) is an Illinois cooperative whose mission is to provide accessible, high-quality, affordable technology, digital learning resources, and opportunities to K-12 educational communities. The cooperative aggregates the buying power of hundreds of districts to help them procure products and services from quality vendor partners and partners with vendors to help them reach the correct audience.
In partnership with Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service Centers, the Learning Technology Center formed ILTPP in response to a needs assessment that identified technology procurement as an area for growth. Since ILTPP’s inception in 1998, the LTC has worked to grow cost savings and expand its reach to include technology infrastructure, devices, hardware, digital platforms, and all technology-related elements within the school ecosystem.
In 2019, ILTPP joined the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), a multi-state non-profit cooperative of state educational entities that work together to negotiate competitively bid contracts. By leveraging the combined buying power of 30+ member states, ILTPP and AEPA allow all schools and agencies, regardless of size, the ability to purchase at equal buying levels.
The ILTPP is a program of the Learning Technology Center, which in turn utilizes the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education #9, a county governmental office, as its fiscal agent. The legal authority of the LTC to operate a statewide cooperative is pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq., and the Illinois School Code’s Cooperative Educational and Operational Programs provisions, 105 ILCS 5/3-15.14.
To assist in our work, the LTC facilitates the ILTPP Advisory Council to provide insight on educational technology products, services, and purchasing best practices. Learn more about the ILTPP Advisory Council.
Collaboration and communication with our vendor partners and schools is key to our success. As part of our commitment, we follow these guiding principles:
Hope leads ILTPP, a free, member-based program for negotiated educational technology contracts. She also manages vendor relationships, coordinates negotiated contracts, and leads cooperative membership services, including quote requests and group purchases.