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South Colonie Joins Cooperative Bidding Program to Save Money

South Colonie Schools has joined the New York/Island Cooperative Bidding Program in an effort to save money on items it purchases. The Board of Education approved the measure at its meeting in August.

The EDS cooperative offers its members the significant financial and other benefits associated with bulk purchasing. Prices generally run 20 percent lower than those in the state contract and 50 percent lower than retail. They generally remain in effect for 12 months at a time, allowing districts to purchase small quantities throughout the school year as needed at the initial bulk purchase price.

Also, EDS uses an interactive web-based order system that allows any and all authorized district personnel (including principals and teachers) to place orders directly. To facilitate orders and record-keeping, EDS software is aligned to school district purchase orders and other procedures.

The EDS purchasing cooperative operates pursuant to an inter-local services agreement that includes every member school district as a party. Every Board of Education adopts a resolution authorizing its district’s membership and agreement to the terms of the cooperative agreement.

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