AACS has an association-level membership with Shared Purchasing Solutions (SPS) which allows AACS member schools access to discounts available through SPS/Intalere, a member based Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) that offers schools cost-saving solutions through national supplier agreements.
SPS has set up AACS as the “parent account” for membership purposes, and AACS pays the annual membership dues on behalf of all AACS member schools. SPS will assist each AACS member school to identify and connect with suppliers and services that will provide the best pricing options for your school. SPS members maintain the ability to make individual choices from the SPS/Intalere portfolio of offerings, so there are no required agreements for any school and no obligations for any school. More information is also available here. Our contact for this program is Joan Hauser with Shared Purchasing Solutions.