Cooperative buying
Cooperative Buying is a process that allows schools attending a conference ability to collaborate with schools near them to share the expenses to bring in an entertainer, vendor, or speaker for future events on their campus.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
2 of 3

Entertainer, Vendor or Speaker

250 mi.

Visiting 2+ Campuses Within 250 Miles of Each Other

Within 3+ Days

3 of 5

Entertainer, Vendor or Speaker

250 mi.
250 mi.

Visiting 2+ Campuses Within 250 Miles of Each Other

Within 3+ Days

5 of 7

Entertainer, Vendor or Speaker

250 mi.
250 mi.
250 mi.

Visiting 2+ Campuses Within 250 Miles of Each Other

Within 3+ Days

This is what 1 school saved that booked 18 acts at our National Conference:

$39,450

Regular Isolated Pricing

$39,450

Regular Isolated Pricing

$39,450

Regular Isolated Pricing
Things To Consider:
  • Find out if you have the ability to book on site and/or sign contracts
  • Bring calendars, planners & budget
  • Network with schools near you before, during and after coop sessions
Additional ways to save

FTE and Onsite Discount programs will be offered to qualifying APCA member schools attending our campus events planning conferences to promote affordability for schools.

Onsite Purchasing Discounts

Participating associates will offer a 10% discount on any published price (isolated or block) to any schools who book onsite by using either a “request contract” or “commitment to block” form. This discount is in addition to any block discounts available. Associates offering this discount will have an “Onsite Discounts” sign displayed in their booth.

Full-Time Enrollment (FTE) Discounts

To encourage smaller school programming, the APCA has also begun the voluntary “FTE” (full-time enrollment) discount card program. Based on the full-time enrollment status of the campus, a school may receive between 3% to 7% off the listed price of a participating artist or other attraction. This discount is in addition to any other cooperative or onsite discounts, but the attraction must be booked on-site. The breakdown of the school population full-time enrollment (FTE) discounts are as follows:

  • Below 3,000 FTE Discount 7%
  • 3,000-4,999 FTE Discount 5%
  • 5,000-9,999 FTE Discount 3%

These programs are completely voluntary. A listing of all associates offering these discounts as well as the schools accepted for the FTE discount will be published and distributed in the national conference program. All associates participating in either or both programs will be given signs to place in their booths indicating their participation. Schools accepted to receive either discount will be given FTE cards to present to participating associates when filling out cooperative buying forms.