The BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative is a free to join national online purchasing cooperative developed to streamline the buying process for school districts, municipalities and other public entities, while saving them save time and money. Formed by the National School Boards Association and several state school boards associations, and administered by the Texas Association of School Boards, BuyBoard gives school districts the advantage of leveraging the cooperative’s ability to obtain bulk discounts, combined with the ease of online, web-based shopping and ordering. It is governed by a nine-member board comprised of individuals from the entities that BuyBoard serves school districts, municipalities, and other public entities.
BuyBoard was 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.
The following governmental entities are eligible to participate for BuyBoard: cities, community colleges, counties, municipalities, public universities, school districts, towns, villages, and other local government agencies.
Join other states including Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wyoming to start saving now and click here to see a list of the over 6,000 members.
Support Local Vendors
Your local vendors can apply to participate in BuyBoard, which allows you to continue using them, which keeps the money spent supporting in your local economy. We highly encourage their participation. In fact, by participating, your vendors will have greater business opportunities with a wider variety of local governments. We also would encourage your vendors to register with the cooperative to receive notice of future proposal announcements. Click here to see the current list of vendors by state.
Take a Test Drive
Visit the BuyBoard website and sign in. User ID: nsbademo Password: Demo4you
Sign Up and Start Buying
Follow three easy steps to sign up today:
- Go to www.buyboard.com/national/how-to-join to review the interlocal participation agreement.
- Complete the online form and submit.
- Login information will be sent to your coordinator, and your agency may begin to purchase via the National BuyBoard program.