BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative

The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative is a cooperative formed by governmental entities to streamline the procurement process for public schools, municipalities, and other governmental entities.

Developed to assist members in complying with their state and local purchasing requirements, BuyBoard vendors have been awarded contracts for products and services through a competitive procurement process. This gives members the opportunity for bulk discounts combined with the ease of online shopping.

What is CASB's Relationship with BuyBoard?

CASB is one of the twenty-plus associations across the United States that endorses the BuyBoard as the procurement solution for their members.

CASB membership allows your school district to become a member of the BuyBoard as well – and BuyBoard membership is free! Once your district signs up, buyers will have the ability to make direct purchases from an approved list of vendors that have already gone through a competitive bidding process, saving your district valuable staff time.

BuyBoard Benefits

BuyBoard helps entities like yours save time and money when it comes to procurement. These are the top 5 reasons to choose BuyBoard:

  1. Compliance
    1. Members meet state and local purchasing requirements through the interlocal purchasing agreement. BuyBoard provides a documented audit trail for all awarded vendors which gives members peace of mind.
  2. Simplified Purchasing

    1. Vendors are competitively procured and vetted so members don’t have to go out for bid. We also have an RFQ tool within our platform so members can get quotes from multiple vendors at the same time.
  3. Competitive Pricing

    1. Combining the purchasing power of local governments allows members, big and small, the leverage to achieve better pricing through economies of scale and reduced administrative costs.
  4. Trust and Transparency

    1. BuyBoard is member-focused and member-governed by a board of directors and has been serving school districts, higher education, and state and local governmental entities since 1998.
  5. Choice and Value
    1. With a wide range of offerings from more than 90 contracts and 2,000 awarded vendors, members will find everything from pens and pencils to dorm furniture and stadium lighting on BuyBoard. Awarded vendors are diverse and range from small regional-based to large national vendors.

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How to sign up for BuyBoard

Complete the online Interlocal Participation Agreement (IPA) to establish your membership and become a member of the BuyBoard. If action by your district’s governing body is required prior to joining, follow your internal policy before submitting the agreement.

For further information, please contact David Ricketts, BuyBoard National Director, at 913-424-5758 or email David at [email protected].