Welcome to FSBA’s BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative Program (“BuyBoard”). Would you like to save time and money while purchasing the products and services that your school district uses every day? Of course … which is why BuyBoard is for you!
What is BuyBoard?
Currently endorsed by FSBA and eleven other state school board associations, BuyBoard is a comprehensive and well-established purchasing cooperative which can reduce costs on products and services your school district is purchasing today.
Your FSBA membership entitles your school district to become a BuyBoard member for FREE! Once you sign up for BuyBoard – which takes just a few simple steps – your school district has the ability to make direct purchases from an approved list of vendors that have already gone through a competitive bidding process.LEARN MORE
A significant benefit of BuyBoard is the opportunity to capitalize on the program’s volume discounts for product and services with the ease of online vendor and contract sourcing. Other benefits include:
Contracts on BuyBoard have already undergone a competitive procurement process, which saves your district 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 district to select numerous vendors when submitting requests.
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.