With hundreds of companies under contract, and hundreds more competing for PEPPM contracts,businesses large and small have come to enjoy PEPPM as the preferred vehicle for responding to schooldistricts with bid-protected pricing.Why? PEPPM provides more services to schools and vendors thanany other cooperative purchasing program. PEPPM doesnot start its work with the bid, and it does notstop its work with the award of bids. We do more on all sides of the bid, striving to make PEPPM a valuable tool for vendors who participate in the prog ram. Here are some of the reasons why vendors are eager to get in the door and use PE PPM contracts for their sales to education, government and non-profit agencies.