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Solution Pricing

Full Membership

$8/meter/month 

(min. $400/year)

Associate Membership

$9.50/meter/month 

(min. $600/year)

Utility Auditing


Utility auditing and energy reporting provides districts with the assurance that their utility bills are correct, rates are favorable, and that there are no building inefficiencies.

As part of this program, META creates a historical database of consumption and cost for electric, natural gas and water. We then search for errors and overcharges.

With 23 years of experience, our Energy Department has a proven procedure for verifying the billing accuracy and securing the proper utility rate via a utility cost recovery system. The procedure includes:
- Finding billing errors and recovering overcharges
- Changing utility rates when applicable
- Communicating abnormal energy use on a monthly basis
- Recommending deregulated electric and natural gas suppliers
- Verifying deregulated electric and natural gas savings

In an effort to achieve the goal of Energy Star (National Efficiency Standards), this program also provides an annual utility report to review how your buildings performed compared to prior years, and compared to similar buildings within other districts.

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META’s Natural Gas Program provides purchasing members with significant savings!

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Natural gas has been competitively bid out and awarded to a local vendor as part of the purchasing cooperative. Currently, 209 districts are participating in this program, which continues to save schools significant money!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

META purchasing members receive reduced pricing and exceptional service through our Energy & Building Projects Program!

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With the continual increase in operational costs and decrease in budgets, it is more important than ever that energy projects are completed successfully and effectively. The purpose of the energy and building projects program is to ease phone calls, simplify the process, ensure maximum savings, and bring peace-of-mind to our purchasing members.

As part of the META Purchasing Cooperative, an RFQ was released to energy conservation companies. The selection process was conducted by voluntary school districts and one vendor was awarded. Purchasing members that have used the program have seen significant cost savings and successful project completion!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

META purchasing members receive discounted rates and superior service through our electric program.

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Electricity has been competitively bid out and awarded to a local vendor as part of the META Purchasing Cooperative. The electric program has two available options – Phase I (fixed-rate) and Phase II (portfolio manager). Currently, 131 districts are participating in these programs, which continue to save schools significant money!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:

META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.