Purchasing Programs for Education Facilities

  • Private Schools & Academies
  • Universities
  • Community Colleges

Private schools offer parents an alternative to public schools, but with a tuition payment comes an expectation of a more valuable experience, right down to the food.

Business managers, school administrators and even chefs are charged with providing the high quality service to parents and students demand while keeping on top of all the decisions required in their  day-to-day operations and maintaining budgets and profitability. With this expectation, the procurement processes for private elementary, middle and high schools are increasingly more complex as school administrators have to balance customer expectations, food quality, preparation requirements and profitability.

Source 1 Purchasing is purchasing service organization (PSO), not a nutritional service, but a service that strategically connects your school’s kitchen with all your needed goods such food and beverages, operating supplies and equipment at competitive pricing.

Source1 Purchasing is the behind the scenes teammate supporting your success by connecting you to expertise, goods (solutions, support, products and price) can provide

  • Control measurement and accountability
  • Protection from surprises
  • Product consistency
  • Increased profits
  • Added structure and support
  1. Immediate Savings

    Source1 Purchasing delivers sophisticated yet easy-to-use procurement with leveraged buying power… for easier management, reporting and analytics of all purchasing decisions as well as historical and forecasted transactions

    1. Source1 Purchasing provides a fully managed, no-risk procurement network comprised of 800+ national and regional suppliers with deviated pricing, rebates and net invoice pricing, free of shelters, commissions and fees.
    2. Source1 Purchasing has pre-negotiated distribution agreements with leading national and regional specialty distributors to offer the goods and services operators need, where they’re needed.
    3. Source1 Purchasing is easy and quick to set up to seamlessly integrate with clients’ current operations and delivery schedules.
    4. Source1 Purchasing offers scalability and flexibility with its multiple program levels and unconditional 60-day opt-out.
  2. Optimized Value

    Source1 Purchasing delivers optimized value as former operators who understand how brands can influence customer perceptions for assurance of a consistently great customer experience, loyalty and referrals.

      1. Source1 Purchasing has trained support staff with backgrounds in operations and procurement, ready to advise on brand selection and special offers.
      2. Source1 Purchasing provides extraordinary advisory services like menu engineering and costing, product samplings, labor-saving ideas and more.
      3. Source1 Purchasing can perform “market basket analysis” to justify switching brands.
  3. Manageable Analytics

    Source1 Purchasing has decades of procurement experience to ensure quality, manage pricing and inflation risks, guard against unauthorized buying and alert clients to purchasing trends.

      1. Source1 Purchasing provides customized order guides with web-enabled order entry.
      2. Source1 Purchasing offers audit and compliance reporting services for national and regional vendors.
      3. Source1 Purchasing provides a 99.7% capture rate of all data needed for usage and compliance reporting.