BuyBoard® Training and Reference Materials

Resources listed below contain step-by-step instructions, complete with screen shots, to make using BuyBoard easy and efficient.

Additional Resources

BuyBoard "Getting Started" training video
A brief overview to help the member get started using the BuyBoard National Purchase Cooperative.

BuyBoard "The Search Function" training video
This training video will highlight all aspects of searching for items and/or vendors on BuyBoard.

BuyBoard "Purchase" Video
This training video will provide easy to follow instructions on making a purchase through BuyBoard.

Request for Quote PowerPoint
Simplify your purchasing and save time and money by using the Request for Quote. This short powerpoint explains the power of the Request for Quote "RFQ" feature.

Sample Request for Quote for projector lamps
An actual tabulation sheet from a Request for Quote to purchase projector lamps. The RFQ was submitted to various vendors on January 6, 2012. The discounted prices for the purchase of multiple lamps is shown in this document.

Sample Results for Request for Quote for Microscopes
A school district was interested in purchasing 50 microscopes and although the BuyBoard catalog price is for a quantity of one and has gone through the bid process, the district wondered if there could be a deeper discount for multiple purchases. An RFQ for 50 microscopes was submitted to four vendors in January 2012. The tabulation results show the price results for a purchase of 50.

Quick Reference Guide
15 page guide with step-by-step instructions including screen shots for using BuyBoard.

Mini Desk Reference guide
This 2 sided guide is a condensed version of the 15 page Quick Reference Guide.

BuyBoard Demo Link
Use this link to see what BuyBoard will look like. You may use the following information to log in: User ID: nsbademo Password: demo4you

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