ERIC Number: ED199805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Purchasing Guidelines. Background and Research, Pros and Cons, Examples of Exemplary Programs, Sample Forms, and Organization Procedures.
Association of School Business Officials, Chicago, IL.
Cooperative purchasing programs among school districts have grown rapidly in the past decade, but significant questions remain about the benefits and drawbacks of such programs. This document presents the results of a project sponsored by the Association of School Business Officials for the purpose of addressing these questions. Comprising contributions from numerous sources, the report includes background information and results of research on cooperative programs, discusses many of the pros and cons of cooperative purchasing, cites exemplary programs, shows samples of forms used, and describes organizational procedures. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Institutional Cooperation, Interdistrict Policies, Purchasing, Records (Forms), School Districts
Publications Dept., Research Corp. of the Association of School Business Officials of the United States and Canada, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge, IL 60068 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials, Chicago, IL.
Note: For a related document, see EA 012 747.