NW Service Cooperative partners with facilities planning company ICS Consulting (recently merged with Foster, Jacobs & Johnson (FJJ) to offer members assistance with facility management and construction services. ICS strives to improve schools, build safer communities, and ensure facility planning success. ICS Consulting has partnered with four different Minnesota Service Coops to provide programs and services through unique and collaborative partners for facility assessment and planning.
ICS consultants help make facility improvement plans based on data collection, facility adequacy assessment, financial analysis, and stakeholder input. Constituents are engaged in the decision-making process and become financially prepared for the cost of necessary upgrades or building replacement.
NWSC members do receive a discount on ICS's services.