Every space needs furniture to be functional. Without desks, your students can’t learn comfortably. Without cubicles, your employees can’t have their own workspace. Without dorm furniture, your university students can’t live on campus. Workspace solutions and interiors are the foundation of the functionality of agencies, schools, and universities.
Are you stressed about furnishing your space? Furniture buying can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t HAVE to be. Utilizing the furniture contracts within your cooperative purchasing organization’s portfolio can help you achieve time and cost savings as well as bring value to your agency or school in other ways.
Hear from our resident subject matter expert to discover how to make your furniture buying process timely and seamless.
Keep reading to take a deeper dive into purchasing furniture through your cooperative.
Benefits of Utilizing Cooperative Purchasing for Furniture
The need to purchase furniture can be sporadic at times unless you have a preplanned renovation in the works. By partnering with a cooperative, you have immediate access to furniture solutions when you need them.
“Our program leverages national scale which provides deep discounting for day-to-day orders and increased discounting for project orders. As the size of the project grows, the discounts get deeper and the savings to the customer increase.” Vanessa Perutelli, Senior Director, Strategic Supplier Relations at OMNIA Partners
Our furniture suppliers' product lines span from low-end to high-end and everything in between to fit your current needs and budget. Our team constantly monitors the market to ensure our furniture programs are consistently offered to our participants at contracted pricing while also remaining on trend.
Want to hear from a real customer? Check out this blog that we produced in partnership with The City of Charlotte: A Look Inside: Furniture Purchasing Strategy with City of Charlotte | OMNIA Partners
Full-Service, Streamlined Process
When utilizing a cooperative, the RFP process has already been performed by some of the most elite procurement teams in the nation through a lead agency model ensuring industry best practices‚ processes and procedures are applied. By taking advantage of the already awarded furniture contracts, you can focus on increasing efficiencies and managing other priorities along the project(s).
“If you're interested in furniture, we can help you with that journey,” says Lisa Merder, Vice President of Workspace Solutions and furniture subject matter expert at OMNIA Partners. “We have furniture and interior solutions that can help, starting with architects and design, general contractors, and even dealers who provide design content and services. Whatever your needs may be, we can do a complete profile and work with you to come up with a solution that saves you time, money and resources,” says Merder.
After selecting an initial solution, we can help get you connected to everyone you'll need along the furniture buying journey, including designers and contractors. Our supplier partners will also offer assistance during every step of the process including installation, design, project management and even storage/asset management.
Furniture Solutions When You Need Them
When selecting a furniture program, you want to make sure the shoe fits. Not all suppliers are one size fits all, which is why we are proud to partner with numerous industry leading suppliers to be able to provide exactly what our participants, like yourself, need.
Ready to get started? Contact us today!