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How to Grow Your Stakeholder Relationships & Overcome Resistance

September 16, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

Do you feel like your stakeholders or end-users are pushing back on your decisions? Are they having difficulty understanding your value as a procurement leader? As someone who focuses on teamwork and collaboration, this can make doing your job much more difficult. The solution to their reservations could be a matter of education and awareness of procurement’s role and the strategic tools you possess.    

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Bustling Arizona County Improves Air Quality with Cooperative Purchasing Solutions

September 7, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

We breathe in the air around us every day without knowing exactly what is entering our lungs. Pollution is becoming more prevalent and working to create cleaner air is becoming a priority for agencies nationwide. 

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4 Ways EverDriven is Ready to Meet the Increased Demand for Alternative School Transportation

August 30, 2022 / by EverDriven posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

With continual influxes in demand for alternative student transportation, EverDriven, the leader in this industry for school districts nationwide, announced a series of advancements that are guaranteed to continue the heritage of innovation in student mobility that has always been at the forefront of EverDriven's support. These industry-leading initiatives that make alternative transportation safer, more effective, and more efficient to manage for districts across the U.S. plan to continue providing safety and consistency for your most vulnerable students.

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Decrease Deferred Maintenance with Access to Cooperative Solutions

August 19, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

Between limited resources, lack of time, staff, and funds, a lot of agencies are having to put off certain repairs and maintenance work. These types of situations are often referred to as deferred maintenance. Putting off repairs can result in serious downtime and delays for your facilities, which is why it is imperative to have access to solutions when you need them the most. 

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Creating Spaces that Combat Rise in Mental Health Concerns

August 10, 2022 / by Kimball International posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Furniture & Installation

Whether it be the pandemic, coursework, social schedules, or simply a lifestyle change, students need space to decompress. Because of this, universities and schools are beginning to revamp spaces in order to provide students with areas that will help reduce anxiety and allow for stress-relieving activities like yoga, scripture studies, or personal reflection.

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Cooperative Purchasing Provides Seamless Experience for Indiana City

August 8, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Furniture & Workspace Solutions, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

After nearly a decade of planning, the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center vision finally came to life.It would be home to the main library branch and Jasper Community Arts, as well as become a place for residents and visitors to gather with flexibility and comfort. 

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Create Safe & Clean Learning Spaces with Cooperative Purchasing

July 18, 2022 / by Sanitaire posted in Procurement, Janitorial & Sanitation, Cooperative Purchasing

Sanitation and cleanliness are key to ensuring the health and safety of your students during the school year. As you purchase for the upcoming year, consider all of the surfaces and areas that your district or campus’ facilities managers need to keep clean. Everything from the air students breathe in lecture halls to the floors your elementarystudents sit on during story timeneeds to be on your building maintenance teams radar. 

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School System Improves Procurement Process While Minimizing Costs

June 29, 2022 / by Network Distribution posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Janitorial & Sanitation

Being a small school system comes with challenges but purchasing large quantities of materials and products doesn’t have to be one of them. A public school district in the Mid-Atlantic region was responsible for the procurement process of multiple items to maintain the health and wellness of their facilities. With four schools in the system consisting of 600 students, the district's staff discovered that purchasing quantities of essential janitorial and sanitation materials was a lengthy, expensive, and resource-intensive process. 

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How Procurement Can Mobilize School Safety & Security Plans

June 29, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Cooperative Purchasing

There’s a high demand for products and services in the safety and security realm, especially for K-12 and higher education procurement leaders preparing for their students and teachers to return to school. Your purchasing team plays a significant role in identifying and facilitating the use of the most innovative IT and facilities solutions to protect your young people and the educators working alongside them.  

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Streamline Back-to-School Purchasing with a Cooperative

June 16, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Cooperative Purchasing

Having innovative education products for your learning spaces is key to the day-to-day success of students and teachers.Whether you’re a procurement leader in K-12 schools or higher education institutions, it’s imperative to have a purchasing plan that provides your schools with immediate access to top of the line supplies for each of your classroom or campus’ unique needs.

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