The Foundation’s furniture contracts cover multiple applications, including storage systems, demountable walls, as well as classroom and office settings. Our contracts are comprehensive, reducing the need for multiple procurement vehicles.
Community College Focused
The CollegeBuys program is the only PCC compliant vehicle that is solely focused on the needs of the community colleges. The Foundation’s Request for Proposal (RFP) and evaluation processes were conducted with the business needs of California’s Community Colleges in mind. A committee of community college purchasing representatives was involved throughout the entire RFP and evaluation process, vetting products to meet the durability, total cost of ownership, and ease of use requirements that stem from the rigorous, demanding community college environment. As of January 2016, CollegeBuys is able to adopt CSU and UC agreements, making them available systemwide, leading to larger contract offerings and best value procurement options.
California PCC Compliant
All contracts are competitively bid and comply with California Public Contract Code (PCC) requirements. Vendor partners have agreed to and are subject to high levels of accountability.
Almost all contracts offer minimum discounts, allowing participating agencies to negotiate deeper discounts with our vendor partners. Most contracts include dock delivery, delivered and installed, and turnkey pricing options.
The dealers and service providers on these contracts are geographically located near the Community Colleges they serve, ensuring that project funds benefit and support local businesses within California.