BuyBoard

The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative helps save time and money while purchasing the products school entities use every day.

Developed to comply with state laws which require government entities to make purchases from an approved list of vendors who have gone through a competitive procurement process, BuyBoard gives school entities the advantage of leveraging the cooperative’s ability to get volume discounts and combines it with the ease of online, web-based shopping and ordering. Purchase everything from pencils to modular classrooms, and everything in between.

All OSSBA member districts are eligible to use BuyBoard. For more information, visit the BuyBoard website.

Benefits

A major benefit of this program is the opportunity to combine the cooperative’s ability to get volume discounts with the ease of online shopping and ordering. Other benefits include:

  • Power in numbers — By combining the purchasing power of cooperative members, BuyBoard participants are able to leverage better pricing from vendors they may already use. The program also helps reduce administrative and resource time.
  • Purchase with confidence — BuyBoard features many well-known vendors on its product list. The cooperative analyzes and makes award recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive procurement. All awarded products and services are posted on BuyBoard’s secure website.
  • Save time — Contracts on BuyBoard have already undergone a competitive procurement process, which saves your entity time and the cost of bid preparation. A unique feature of BuyBoard is the Request for Quote (RFQ) function, an electronic request that permits your entity to select numerous vendors when submitting requests.

Another time-saving feature is the ability to shop and order online. Your entity can place orders online or fax purchase orders for same-day processing. Searches by vendor and product type can also be done online.