Building Budget Smarts for an Independent School
Founded in 1913, Hockaday School is an independent college preparatory day and boarding school for girls pre-k through 12th grade. The campus includes residence halls with lounges and full kitchens, visual and performing arts facilities, a swimming pool and athletic complex, a library, a cafeteria, and a wellness center.
The Hockaday School continually strives to reduce costs and improve their operational efficiencies. The Housekeeping team needed to find a way to save on janitorial and sanitation supplies without compromising service and quality.
Working with Network and its local distributor, Pollock Paper, The Hockaday School was introduced to a national cooperative purchasing agreement secured by OMNIA Partners. This competitively solicited and awarded agreement gave The Hockaday School access to a comprehensive janitorial and sanitation supplies and services offering which they otherwise would not have been able to achieve on their own.
The orders are delivered by Pollock Paper to ensure Hockaday accountability and expertise. As an added value, the school has access to product and process training, robust purchasing reporting, and consultations with category experts who can help improve efficiencies and reduce waste.
As an added benefit, the successful introduction of Network and OMNIA Partners to the campus has instilled confidence in the OMNIA Partners system. Other departments are currently using similar OMNIA programs to stretch their budgets.
As an independent, all-girls school, we have more than 1,300 people on campus every day. We go through a lot of paper products, so we are always looking for ways to reduce costs. Network’s distributor, Pollock Paper, has been providing service to Hockaday for more than 10 years. They proactively introduced the OMNIA program to Hockaday. We signed up with OMNIA shortly afterwards, and the savings is starting to add up."
Savings Created through Partnership
OMNIA Partners is a cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public agencies, educational institutions, non-profits and any agency for public benefit.
OMNIA aggregates the purchasing volume of participating agencies across the country in order to receive larger volume discounts from suppliers.
There is no fee to participate. For more information, visit www.omniapartners.com/publicsector