Education procurement, made smarter
Advance the learning mission with a seamless purchasing experience.
Access millions of education-relevant supplies across key categories like IT, classroom supplies, janitorial and sanitation, and more.
From early childhood to higher education, Amazon Business has the technology and selection to make buying easier for educators and administrators. Take advantage of quantity discounts and flexible payment options to help improve cash flow.
The Budget Management tool enables administrators to allocate funds to educators, so they can manage their own budget and timeline. Take advantage of a simplified reconciliation process, saving you time and increasing visibility to your organization's total spend.
of the 100 largest education organizations in the U.S. use Amazon Business
“We had three parts to the challenge, which was to simplify the process without ‘breaking anything’ or incurring implementation costs, have better reporting, and reduce unmanaged tail spend. These were the challenges we faced when we realized we could do business differently with Amazon Business.”
— Sharon Loosman, Director of Procurement & Business Services, NC State
The shopping experience of Amazon Business can be integrated with over 100 leading procurement systems and is available through cooperatives, making it easy to access a wide selection of products, from pencils to bus parts. Plus you can take advantage of quantity discounts and flexible payment options to help you improve cash flow.
Amazon Business can drive progress on social responsibility goals by sourcing products from certified sellers and local businesses. Track and report spend across your organization for local buying, sustainability, and supplier diversity.
Define buying policies that work for your organization, then take advantage of Guided Buying with Business Prime to steer educators towards organization compliant categories and sellers. Set spending limits, identify preferred products or sellers, and block restricted sellers or categories.
“As far as enterprise-level software goes, this has been far easier to implement than anything I’ve come across. We were able to deploy across all our schools, from pilot to complete roll out, in about two weeks. I don’t anticipate any challenges adding new schools, either. It’s been a pretty simple process.”
— Michael Raymond, Director of Growth and Integration, Endeavor Schools
School leaders save time searching for the supplies they need.
Understanding and taking advantage of procurement’s role in your organization’s social responsibility initiatives.
A California school district is replacing outdated processes to modernize sourcing.
How Amazon Business is helping remove barriers and improve process.
Budget planning and approvals can be a cumbersome process; however, by following these guidelines, you can help set your organization up for success in the following school year.
Streamlined sourcing helps NC State's strategic vision.
University of Washington simplifies procurement and gains visibility into spend.
Originally published by The Chronicle of Higher Education
Amazon Business has a library of executed contracts educators can tap into for any institution type, from K-12 to universities.
Participating members can leverage an OMNIA Partners contract to purchase on Amazon Business across multiple categories.
Participating public sector organizations can take advantage of Amazon Business and meet purchasing requirements with Choice Partners.
Participating PEPPM members can drive efficiencies and improve compliance with this Amazon Business cooperative contract. PEPPM, a non-profit public purchasing cooperative, awarded Amazon Business a competitively-solicited contract that opens Amazon Business up to all registered PEPPM members.
"Texas school districts are required to obtain multiple bids when ordering supplies if the expenditure meets a certain threshold. When Amazon business joined the OMNIA purchasing cooperative, it allowed us to piggyback off the awarded bids. As a result, the market is wide open for Texas school districts."
— Bryan Moore, CFO, Krum Independent School District
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