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Saving Big With Cooperative Purchasing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Saving Big With Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative purchasing allows districts and schools to stretch their limited dollars. Here's how.

Products that Work

Cooperative Agreements: The Timing is Right... NOW!

Products that Work

Save Time and Money on Quality Products

taking control of shippin costs

Smart Business & Purchasing

You Better Shop Around

It's time to take control of what you are spending on shipping costs. Since 2006, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has saved our taxpayers over $1 million negotiating our own transportation contracts.


Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Making the Outsourcing Decision

Strong opinions aside, the truth is that many school districts outsource one or more services, and for reasons that include financial savings, as well as enhancing organizational flexibility, economies of scale, risk avoidance and access to capital invest

Managing Cooperatives

Less work, good prices and higher-quality goods and services — sounds great, but it doesn’t always work great. While purchasing cooperatives will reduce your workload, there is still plenty of work to do. You have to select the right cooperative