Burnsville Public Schools encountered a unique challenge – losing their Purchasing Director to retirement and being challenged to reduce expenses at the same time. The Challenge was this – how do they produce the knowledge, expertise, controls and services without replacing the Director level position and still make progress on cost reduction across the district.
In October 2011, Burnsville Schools hired StrategicSource as their Spend Management Partner to analyze their spend, develop a plan, source solutions, manage the bid process, coordinate requirements across multiple locations and staff members and become a one stop services for spend management and supplier audits.
Multiple RFQ’s and bids have been completed, solutions implemented and now the district staff relies on the deep expertise and prompt services from StrategicSource. Over $500,000 in annualized savings have been achieved in just 18 months…..savings school districts desperately need.