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BuyQ Launches Group Purchasing Program for Private Schools

Denver, CO – BuyQ today announced it has expanded its group purchasing program to serve private schools.

As a result of this expansion, every private school in the country will now have immediate access to purchase through BuyQ’s portfolio of competitively bid contracts which offer savings of up to 85% off retail and other school-specific benefits in categories ranging from office, school and facilities supplies to technology and classroom library books.

“Expanding our reach to include private schools is a natural extension of our work,” said Marco Rafanelli, Co-founder and CEO of BuyQ. “Like charter schools, private schools are relatively small, independent customers who often struggle to get the best value from vendors. And, like all schools, private schools are under increasing pressure to do more with the dollars they have. We are excited to serve these schools and to help them in their efforts to provide the best possible education to their students.”

Since its founding in 2012, BuyQ has grown to become the leading group purchasing organization for charter schools. More than 4,000 charter schools, or 55% of all charter schools, actively purchase through BuyQ’s program which leverages the schools’ collective purchasing power to help participants realize a combined $25 million in annual savings.

There is no fee or long-term commitment required for schools to use BuyQ’s group purchasing program. Private and charter schools are welcome to use as many or as few contracts as they’d like for either one-time or regular purchases.

“The secret to BuyQ’s success to date is our exclusive focus on independently-operated schools and their needs,” said Rafanelli. “By negotiating hardest on the products and services those schools buy, as opposed to trying to serve every type of customer, we drive the greatest possible value for the schools we serve. I’m excited to bring the same opportunities to private schools that we have previously offered exclusively to charter schools, while strengthening the program for all our participants through increased buying power.”

About BuyQ
BuyQ is a mission-driven group purchasing organization specifically for charter and private schools. By leveraging the combined purchasing power of thousands of schools, BuyQ delivers significant savings and other benefits on the products and services needed to serve your students. Participation is free, and no obligation is required.

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