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    Contact Information

    Larche Hardy, Coordinator of Cooperative Purchasing (850) 638-6131 Ext. 2256 - larche.hardy@paec.org

    Judy Hall, Program Assistant - (850) 638-6131 Ext. 2231 - judy.hall@paec.org

    Project Services

    The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium’s (PAEC) Florida Buy Cooperative State Purchasing Program partners with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) to leverage the purchasing power of schools in more than half the country. Such purchasing power delivers amazing pricing on everything from office supplies, athletic turf, technology products, and roofing. The Florida Buy Program offers nearly 60 different purchasing contracts from a wide array of products and services. The contracts are available to all Florida schools, municipalities, county government, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations. It is absolutely free and no membership is required,

    The Florida Buy Program offers a solution to Florida’s new 2016 education procurement law requiring Florida Schools and the Florida College System to “ review the purchasing agreements and state term contracts available under FS.287.056” before making a purchase of non-instructional products and services. But the new law also allows schools to use the cooperative state purchasing programs managed through regional educational consortium service organizations” like the Florida Buy program, as a means to determine if their purchasing agreements are to the “economic advantage” of schools or colleges. See the new law here .

    To simplify the purchasing process even further, the consortium’s Florida Buy Program has an e-commerce shopping platform (Marketplace Catalog) that allows schools to simultaneously shop and compare prices on thousands of catalog items in a secure, easy to use program. The “Amazon like” marketplace accepts P-cards and purchase orders. The consortium staff can set up an approval chain so that school administrators can have the final say before an item is purchased.

    Contact the staff at the PAEC Florida Buy program at the number below for assistance with any of your purchasing needs.

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