The GSA Purchasing Solution is a procurement tool that makes it possible to save money on supplies needed at school, purchase products and services that are high quality, and use a procurement platform that is easy and user-friendly.

Green Schools Alliance uses the collective power of its 8,000 schools to save on everyday purchases so you can better invest in your students' success. This is not your typical purchasing consortium! We use the power of data, technology, and vendor relationships to drive down the price of sustainable products to make them more accessible to schools.


Schools save money on everyday purchases to better invest in student success.

Schools and districts save an average of 20% when purchasing through the Alliance; receive the same or new products at better prices; and benefit from the Alliance’s collective purchasing power to make quality more affordable.


Schools maintain or improve the quality of products and services.

Schools improve previously sacrificed quality with the flexibility to try affordable and comparable items; get support in starting or continuing to explore affordable sustainable products and services; and can purchase high quality items for classrooms, offices, grounds, food service, cleaning purposes, and more.


Schools gain a purchasing process that’s easy to use and implement.

Schools access an online platform that streamlines procurement to reduce waste -- especially where purchasing is decentralized; gain cutting-edge procurement practices and reliable vendor relationships; and receive support to get started with the GSA Purchasing Solution.

Through talking with many school sustainability champions, we know that the procurement process can be complicated and it often takes time to see change happening. Read the How-to Get Started Guide for step-by-step instructions to identify your purchasing landscape, craft the case for using the GSA Purchasing Solution to purchasing authorities, and make that first order!
Get more information in the toolkit on the right or review our Frequently Asked Questions
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Green Schools Alliance recognizes schools as hubs of the community. By making environmentally friendly options more affordable, we seek to transform markets, policy, and behaviors to foster whole school sustainability. Participants are not required to be GSA Members in order to access the GSA Purchasing Solution.


This Toolbox is designed to support you in making the case that the GSA Purchasing Solution will offer savings, quality, and ease to the procurement process. The following files are downloadable PDFs:

•   How to Get Started Guide
•   Purchasing Solution Summary
•   Purchasing Solution Flyer
•   FAQs

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Saving Is Believing: Princeton Day School Saves $10,000 Annually With GSA Purchasing Solution
The switch to higher quality sustainable paper, plastic, and chemical products is saving Princeton Day School significant money while streamlining their purchasing process...