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K-12 Food Products and Distribution

Comprehensive program to drive savings and simplify how you get your food products

Premier has built a program specifically for K-12 foodservice operators with immediate access to more than 300 manufacturer agreements delivered in partnership with our broad line distributor, US Foods. The program includes discounts on more than 300,000 products with a firm fee-per-case pricing structure. You will have access to Premier’s exclusive K-12 solutions, tools and resources assisting operators to maximize their operational savings and efficiencies.

K-12 Foodservice Program Flyer

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Key Products and Services:

  • Distribution across the country through US Foods
  • Contracted products in grocery, dairy, produce, disposables, center-of-the-plate items and more
  • Savings through cost discounts and operational rebates
  • Saving opportunities in foodservice supply and equipment
  • Support staff to ensure success from both Premier and US Foods

Expanded Savings on Athletic & P.E. Equipment

From athletics to fitness to physical education, Gopher offers over 7,000 products from 75 categories, including 3,500 products that are unique to Gopher and you won’t find anywhere else. For a limited time, receive an additional discount on Only from Gopher products. Discount available through June 1, 2017.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Sport & Athletic Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Physical Education Equipment
  • Exclusive Products
  • Superior Customer Experience
  • Unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

New Contract! Online Marketplace

It's everything you love about Amazon, for education. Find everything you need, including books, classroom or office supplies, toys, and more. Get access to millions of products offered exclusively to Amazon Business customers. Enroll as many users you need on a single account, create approval workflows and use POs to track orders. Learn more about how to get started today!

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Key Products and Services:

  • Office Supplies
  • Classroom, School, Art Supplies and materials
  • Books
  • Musical Instruments
  • Audio Visual and Electronics
  • Higher Education Scientific Equipment and Lab Supplies

Education Furniture

As America's leading manufacturer and supplier of classroom furniture and equipment, Virco offers thousands of durable, high-quality furniture and equipment solutions for schools. Whether you need furniture that supports collaborative learning or traditional classrooms, libraries, labs or other settings, Virco offers an array of options for all of your on-campus environments. Virco is here to help with our complimentary PlanSCAPE® space-planning and project management service.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Seating and Chairs
  • Student and Teacher Desks
  • Office and Administrative
  • Early Childhood Furniture
  • Healthy Movement Solutions
  • STEM Solutions
  • Cafeteria Furniture, Library, Media & Commons
  • Project Planning Services
  • 72-Hour Quick Ship Furniture

Playground Equipment

GameTime helps schools enrich the lives of children through play. Our products are durable, easy to install and maintain, and backed by the industry’s leading warranty. Combined with standards-based curriculum from our parent company, PlayCore, GameTime is a valuable resource for schools.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Playground Systems
  • Themed Playgrounds
  • Outdoor Fitness Products
  • Sports Equipment
  • Safety Surfacing
  • Education & Curriculum

Playground Equipment

KOMPAN offers research based, age appropriate, playground and fitness solutions. We focus on all-inclusive, ADA accessible, exciting and self-directed activities. We are the smart choice to help you build happier and healthier communities.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Net climbing for coordination and manageable risk
  • Spinning products help with vestibular stimulation
  • Hammocks with inclusive benefits for autistic children
  • Ground level play promotes proprioception development
  • Robinia wood takes nature back to your kids' lives
  • Fitness equipment for a variety of training routines

Specialty Vehicles

Farber Mobile Classrooms advance K-12 education outreach by providing quality, hands-on activities. Students and educators enjoy a high level of exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education as they conduct experiments and simulations in a controlled environment.

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Key Products and Services:

Our STEM Mobile Labs offer:

  • Large assortments of hands-on learning equipment
  • High resolution microscope, Robots, probes and other green technology
  • Document Cameral/Digital Presenter
  • High-powered Speaker System
  • Integration of AV, Data and Images into Lessons
  • Student Response and Assessment

Science & Lab Supplies

Fisher Science Education offers unmatched product selection for science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum. As the exclusive U.S. Communities supplier of science equipment and products, we offer industry best prices along with a dedicated sales team and product expertise. Find out how you can receive the best pricing on your science supplies!

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Key Products and Services:

  • Broad STEM Offering
  • Custom Kitting Service
  • 1,000+ Educational Chemicals
  • Lab Renovation Tools
  • Teacher Resources
  • Product Specialists

Facility Cleaning & Services

A welcoming entrance and clean, dry floors are important to both students and faculty. No other rental mat compares to the performance & quality of Cintas High Performance Series™ mats. The Active Scraper™ captures 3x more dirt & debris while the Traffic™ mat has the highest traction rating recorded by the National Floor Safety Institute. Also, the Photo™ mat enhances vibrancy & clarity with 50% more resolution.

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Janitorial, Maintenance & Hardware Solutions

SupplyWorks is your one-stop shop for all your Education Facility maintenance needs. From cleaning supplies to paper products, SupplyWorks has all the products and solutions you need to keep your facility clean and germ-free for students and staff year-round.

Janitorial Solutions          Maintenance and Hardware Solutions

Key Products and Services:

  • Cleaning Tools & Supplies
  • Chemicals
  • Paper Products
  • Dispensers & Equipment
  • Waste Containment & Disposal
  • Floor Matting

Maintenance & Hardware

The Home Depot can help keep your school on budget with over 100,000 items in-stock at guaranteed lowest shelf prices. Stock up on janitorial and maintenance needs ranging from energy saving light bulbs to cleaning products, air filters and more. U.S. Communities members receive up to 5% annual rebates on all purchases through the FREE Pro Xtra Program.

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School & Facility Maintenance Solutions

For more than 40 years, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance has worked to bring the best products, fulfillment, service, and support to our customers. Our experience makes us a leader in facility maintenance, and we pass that expertise on to you.

Whether you're maintaining your facility, managing your agency's operations, or modernizing your interiors, we can help.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Over 70,000 maintenance, repair, and operations products
  • More than 3,800 environmentally preferable products
  • Free next day delivery on most orders to most areas
  • Field sales specialists help you use purchasing dollars efficiently
  • Dedicated customer contact center

HVAC Products and Services

Making high grades in student engagement

Trane energy efficient HVAC equipment, cutting edge controls and comprehensive services help keep classrooms comfortable and students performing at their best. Our energy education programs further enhance student engagement by building their appreciation for the environment and understanding of energy concepts.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Hands-on learning
  • STEM career guidance
  • BTU Crew™ energy education
  • Online energy dashboard
  • Conservation programs
  • Sustainability concepts
  • Watch our video

Print & Document Management Solutions

Ricoh solutions for education are designed to enhancing the student experience and save time, money and the environment. We help improve operational and workflow efficiency, share electronic records, remotely access files anywhere, improve student records, data security, reduce instructional delivery costs, paper use and more.

Case Study: Ricoh Serves as Catalyst for Information Mobility and Sweeping Cost Savings at Shawnee Mission School District

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Key Products and Services:

  • MFD’s & Printers & Production Systems
  • Portable Smart Boards
  • Campus & Student Mail 
  • File Room Digitization
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Student Records Management
  • Mobile Printing Solutions
  • Production Center Management
  • Testing and Grading Analytics
  • Automate Student Admissions

Technology Solutions

Insight Education helps K-12 schools and districts meet the technology demands of today's evolving classroom — from integrating devices to storing data and protecting student information.

With cost-effective solutions and services, we provide educators with the newest technologies and the technology expertise needed to address all curricula standards in a secure environment. We also offer the tools students need to engage with instruction and become college- and career-ready.

White Paper: Schools are Data and Device Rich — Can They Also Be Cyber-Secure?

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Key Products and Services:

  • Tablets, Laptops and PCs
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Solid Infrastructure
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Data Management
  • Network Security

Dell Latitute 3150 for $299.99

Just for K-12 organizations only! Dell + Microsoft have teamed up to offer a special priced Dell Latitude 3150 Notebook. Now, you have an option to Chromebooks with a Latitude attitude. Valid until April 2017.

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Key Products and Services:

Dell Latitude 3150 Notebook Features

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Intel N2840 processor (2.50GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
  • 4GB memory
  • 11.6" display
  • 32GB SSD

Hardware, Software and Cloud Solutions

Insight and Microsoft have worked together to set up a government enterprise agreement specifically for U.S. Communities registered agencies. Through this agreement, agencies of all sizes will be able to qualify for government-specific pricing with a minimum of just 25 qualified users/devices. All Microsoft software, including all cloud offerings, can be purchased through this agreement.

Insight is Microsoft's largest global partner and has been providing Microsoft solutions for more than 25 years. We put Microsoft at the center of our end-to-end strategy to help organizations run smarter.

Guide to Office 365 Enterprise E5

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Key Products and Services:

  • Government enterprise agreement
  • Cloud offerings available

Technology Solutions

UNICOM Government provides solutions backed by an in-depth knowledge base, strategic partnerships, and experience in supporting school systems. Our end-to-end solutions can assist educational systems from planning to installation. Our experts can assist with solutions such as: cloud solutions, physical security, mobility, and end user computing.  

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Key Products and Services:

  • Physical Security
  • System Integration 
  • Managed Roll Outs
  • Mobile Data Solutions
  • Software/Hardware Standardization 

Oracle Products, Services and Solutions

DLT Solutions and Oracle have worked together for over 25 years to solve Public Sector IT challenges. With the new Oracle MySQL Cloud Service you can rapidly, securely and cost-effectively develop, test and deploy innovative applications. Oracle MySQL Cloud Service is your fast track to a modernized infrastructure, making you more competitive and innovative.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle Human Capital Management
  • Oracle Financial Management
  • Oracle Engineered Systems
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Oracle Engineered Systems

Emergency Response and Mass Communications

Safeware-Mallory is committed to making your campus a safer place for your students, faculty, staff, visitors and parents. Our expertise in the public safety and homeland security sectors provides schools, K-12 and higher education, access to the latest solutions for disaster preparedness, surveillance, physical campus perimeter and classroom security including ‘The Boot’, an innovative lock down solution for classroom doors, and recently the nation’s leading cloud-based critical mass communication system, Everbridge.  Every campus should have an emergency action plan; we can help.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Automatic External Defibrillators
  • First Aid and CPR Products
  • Mass Communication Devices and Notification Systems
  • Personal Protection Equipment, including Law Enforcement Products
  • Physical Security Surveys, Assessments and Lock Down/Keep Out Solutions
  • Shelters, Emergency Lighting, and Triage Supplies
  • Surveillance System Consultation, Upgrades and Implementation

Auto and Equipment Parts

Advance Auto Parts has the parts and solutions for K-12 and High Education. We offer everything from small engine parts to golf cart batteries, school bus parts and products for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. 

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Key Products and Services:

  • School Bus Products
  • Light, Medium & Heavy-Duty Batteries
  • Lawn & Garden Products
  • Heavy Duty Breaks
  • Tools & Equipment

Utility Work Vehicles

Powerful Campus-ready Electric Utility Vehicles

Club Car, the world's largest manufacturer of small four-wheel electric vehicles, makes zero-emissions electric Carryall® utility and low speed vehicles with the power of gasoline engines. Their best-in class onboard chargers feature reel retractors and issue alerts to prevent user errors.

Learn more about the Carryall State-of-the-art charging system.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Cut tons of carbon emissions
  • Range for a full day's work
  • Easy speed-programming
  • Opportunity charging
  • Anti-rollaway feature
  • VersAttach™ system

Electric Work Vehicles

Columbia provides safe, efficient, and durable refuse haulers, ambulance/emergency vehicles, shuttles, and maintenance vehicles for the needs of educational institutions. Whether you're hauling equipment or people, we have the vehicle that's right for you!

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Key Products and Services:

  • Wide variety of vehicles
  • LSV street legal option
  • Shuttle 2-26 people
  • Athletic trainer vehicles
  • Grounds & Maintenance

Electrical Educational Solutions

Improve your student mood and behavior with Tunable White Lighting

You can easily create a specialized room environment for daily tasks with new fixtures and a simple wall control. Research supports the positive impact of tunable white lighting on students' mood, behavior, concentration and focus as well.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Lighting is critical to your student results
  • Four-color temperature settings for reading, testing, general and energy
  • Uses Acuity BLT fixture with nLight controls
  • Plug and play with no cumbersome wiring
  • A SIMPLE and ECONOMICAL tunable white solution

Telecommunications Solutions

Making Your Campus Work Smarter

Why smart and reliable doesn't always add up to expensive. Don't base your critical network performance on the lowest-cost components-frequently the weakest link in a copper or fiber optic network. Count on Allen Tel and Graybar for fully compliant copper and fiber cable assemblies.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Proven quality and performance
  • Exceeds industry standards - copper and fiber
  • Tested in-house and at nationally recognized test labs
  • Competitively priced

Roofing Supplies and Related Products and Services Provider

Extend the service life of your facilities with high-performance materials, comprehensive services, and expert installation using competitively priced local labor. Garland/DBS, Inc provides a single source of responsibility for new construction, reroofing, renovation and repairs, including sustainable solutions.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Mod-Bit & standing seam
  • Cost-saving restorations
  • VOC-free application
  • Eco-friendly materials
  • Leak response program
  • Engineering services

Education Furniture Solutions

The educational market plays a pivotal role in the contract furniture industry. As the demand for better and higher education continues to grow, Haworth strives to provide quality products that help all students and faculty accomplish their goals. Haworth offers a wide range of products that fit well in the most prestigious universities to the local elementary schools.

White Paper: Compelling Branded Environments in Higher Education

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Key Products and Services:

  • Access Floors
  • Moveable Walls
  • System Furniture
  • Seating
  • Storage
  • Wood Casegoods
  • Design and Installation
  • Project Management 

Education Furniture Solutions

At Herman Miller, we understand people—how we think, create, and interact.  We can partner with you to create the perfect mix of surroundings, furnishings, and tools that will elevate your campus’ formal and informal learning spaces.  Click ‘View Details’ for more innovative solutions.

Case Study: Adaptable Spaces and Their Impact on Learning

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Key Products and Services:

  • Space Planning and Research
  • Seating and Tables
  • Workstations
  • Filing and Storage
  • Work Tools and Lighting
  • Outdoor Furniture

Education Furniture Solutions

Education, Activity, Faculty & Staff Furnishings

For over 75 years, Knoll has worked with higher education organizations around the world to develop spaces that inspire, evolve and endure. We understand the complexities of planning for inevitable change on campus and the critical need for multipurpose furnishings that can adapt over time.

White Paper: The Influence of Design on the Learning Environment

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Key Products and Services:

  • Systems Furniture
  • Tables and Desks
  • Ergonomic Work Chairs
  • Side and Lounge Seating
  • Files and Storage
  • Accessories

Traffic & Parking Solutions

When student's safety is at risk, many districts turn to TAPCO to improve crosswalk visibility at high-risk intersections. TAPCO's BlinkerSign® LED-enhanced traffic signs and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons are proven to catch the attention of careless drivers and keep students safe.

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Key Products and Services:

  • BlinkerStop® Flashing LED Stop Sign
  • BlinkerSign® Flashing LED School Crossing Sign
  • BlinkerSign® Flashing LED Pedestrian Crossing Sign
  • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
  • BlinkerPaddle® Flashing LED Paddle
  • SafePace® Radar Feedback Signs
  • LaneLight In-Pavement LED Markers

Workforce Management Solutions

Using Kronos in schools and on campus provides a deep level of visibility into your labor costs that can help you manage your most significant cost: your people. When you integrate Kronos with your existing HR/Payroll system, you can discover insights and monitor trends that use data about your workforce and your students.

Customer Story: Pace University
Customer Story: Katy Independent School District

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Key Products and Services:

  • Workforce Timekeeper
  • Workforce Absence Manager

     

     

     

     

Staffing Solutions

Manage all your staffing needs in one place. Acro helps K-12 and higher ed entities reach better talent, save money, and streamline processes.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Managed Service Provider (MSP) program tailored for US Communities members
  • VMS Software Technology
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Permanent and Temporary-to-Direct Placement
  • IT Staffing and Solutions
  • Statement of Work (SOW) and HR Process Outsourcing

Staffing and Workforce Solutions

As a partner with U.S. Communities, Knowledge Services understands the need to mitigate risk and find the best person for the job in our education system. You work in the business of shaping America's youth, and we can help. We will work with you to centralize the temporary staffing process while finding the most qualified educators to provide for a safe and flourishing scholastic environment.

Learn more about Knowledge Services' Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program

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Key Products and Services:

  • Managed Service Provider (MSP)
  • Vendor Management System (VMS)
  • Employer of Record (EOR)
  • Payroll Services
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Job Posting Creation & Deployment
  • Candidate Qualification
  • Onboarding Coordination

Interpreter & Translation Services

Language Select aims to create a world where everyone can communicate with anyone and never allow language or cultural barriers to impede clear communication. Our job can be assisting in a life threatening emergency or helping to complete a business transaction. Regardless of the situation, our commitment is to facilitate clear and precise communication by rendering interpretations true to the intended meaning of what was said.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Phone Interpreting
  • Video Interpreting
  • On-Site Interpreting
  • Written Translation Services

Elevators & Escalators

For us at KONE, a great People Flow® experience means enabling people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably in schools. We provide maintenance solutions that ensure smooth operation and, when appropriate, offer modernization solutions for aging equipment. We are committed to helping our customers achieve the best people flow experience at every stage of their building’s life cycle.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Hydraulic valve: Controls the oil flow required to move and stop the elevator; improves performance and ride quality; and increases availability and may reduce operating expenses for service interruptions.
  • Elevator Soft Starter: Helps prevent your motor from burnout during phase loss
  • Door Detector: Emits light beams through the elevator door and into the landing which are continuously monitored; and dode compliant

Public Sector Consulting

Alvarez & Marsal partners with education leaders to transform operations (time, people, money and technology) in order to maximize resources and deliver educational impacts. Schools, districts, universities and higher education systems have realized considerable savings and improved financial viability and strength thanks to A&M's services.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Financial Sustainability
  • Resource Allocation and Design
  • Special Education Service Transformation
  • Financial and Operational Transformation

Energy Management & Consulting

Energy Cost Management

School's rely on Tradition's strategic recommendations for their energy needs. Contact us to learn why 95% of Tradition's clients say that our "strategic recommendations are making a positive or very positive contribution to their enterprise" and why 97% say they are "likely or very likely to use our service again."

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Key Products and Services:

  • Electricity Procurement
  • Natural Gas Procurement
  • Energy Data Management
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Bill Processing & Payment
  • Bill Auditing & Rate Analysis