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What is Buy Board?

The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative is a national online purchasing cooperative formed between the National School Boards Association and several state school boards associations to streamline the buying process for schools, municipalities and other public entities. 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 districts the advantage of leveraging the cooperative’s ability to obtain bulk discounts, combined with the ease of online, web-based shopping and ordering. Save time and money with BuyBoard.

The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative does about $1.2 billion in purchase volume annually. It is sponsored by various national and statewide associations around the country. Approved vendors are able to sell their products or services to this nationwide network of school districts, municipalities, and other non-profit in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, and Wyoming.  Click here for a list of current members.

To qualify, vendors must go through a competitive procurement process.

BuyBoard Award Service

Coley takes on the entire process for one firm-fixed price.

After making sure a company is qualified, we will develop your proposal submission package that meets BuyBoard requirements. In addition, we will work with you to identify any required modifications to Terms and Conditions and communicate these modifications to the procurement office through the submission package. Have piece of mind having a team of experts facilitate your package thru Texas’ review and approval process. When the BuyBoard office requires modifications or clarifications of your submission, we will coordinate and prepare appropriate documents and explanations for your signature and submission

How to Become a Buy Board Vendor

  1. Register on the web site:
    1. Must habe a DUNS

Keep in mind that registeration alone does not automatically give your company authorization to participate in the BuyBoard. To participate, your company must submit and be awarded a BuyBoard proposal.

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