State saves $2.2m on education-related bulk buys

CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education says buying supplies in bulk helped county school systems save more than $2.2 million in 2013.

The board learned this week that the state’s eight Regional Education Service Agencies made the savings possible through a cooperative service agreement in place since 2011.

The agreement allows counties to buy instructional supplies and school-related necessities such as custodial supplies at a bulk rate.

The agreement also allowed counties to purchase more than $8.1 million in items such as athletic fields, modular buildings, computers, technology-related items, and copiers at a discounted rate.

The state has similar agreements for bulk purchases of paper, food, milk, natural gas and petroleum-based fuels.

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