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Purchasing Portal - BuyBoard® Cooperative

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POWER IN NUMBERS. PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE. SAVE TIME AND MONEY.

KASB is proud to offer an audit-compliant purchasing cooperative. The KASB BuyBoard® purchasing program is a free, value-added service for KASB members. It is a comprehensive purchasing tool developed for local governments and one that can reduce purchasing costs on products and services being bought today. BuyBoard® has a long history and a high-level approach to our business, our members, and our vendors that make us stand out. The goal of the BuyBoard® purchasing coop is to drive down costs and make the procurement process more efficient all the while being audit-compliant. Included below are a few highlights of the program:

  • 24-year history.
  • Local government agency controlling the life cycle of all contracts.
  • Gains access to a wide range of vendors with pricing based on national volume levels.
  • Non-profit that helps provide funding to enhance Kansas public education.
  • Outreach to local, regional and MWBE vendors to participate.
  • Available for EDGAR (CFR) Federal Funding use.

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To sign up for BuyBoard®, visit https://www.buyboard.com/National/How-to-Join.aspx. Becoming a member of the National Purchasing Cooperative, d/b/a National BuyBoard® or BuyBoard®, requires only a few simple steps – and membership is free!  A board resolution or board meeting minutes must be provided to join the program.

For additional questions, please contact David Ricketts, Assistant Director, BuyBoard® at David.ricketts@buyboard.com or 913-424-5758.

Compliance and transparency

BuyBoard® contracts have already been through a competitive procurement process, saving members the time and cost of preparing RFPs and bids. In many states, a purchasing cooperative enables public entities governed by competitive bidding requirements to take advantage of proposals awarded by a cooperative.
This provides members compliance with local and state procurement requirements and a documented audit trail. Transparency in the procurement process is treated with a high degree of focus and is of paramount importance. All vendors are treated on equal terms and are on the same plane of competition.

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Support of public education and local governments

BuyBoard® was created to support and serve public schools, municipalities, counties, and all types of local government agencies and nonprofits. That support and service are evidenced in the list of organizations that sponsor BuyBoard® and, in turn, support their respective membership. Purchasing through BuyBoard® means your agency is helping to support the statewide organizations that support you.

Find out more

To help inform each of our members below are some helpful handouts that you can click to download. 

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