Peace of mind.

The META Solutions Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Rest easy knowing our online marketplace provides a variety of quality goods at the best prices possible.

Pre-vetted products and services save you time, money and headaches.

Three ways to join.

META Owners

Membership to the META Purchasing Cooperative is included with ownership. No further steps are needed to begin taking advantage of this partnership.

META Members

META Members may purchase access to the Cooperative for an additional cost of $0.40/ADM (min. $300/year).

Please contact us to activate this service.


New to META? Membership to the Purchasing Cooperative can be purchased individually, outside of any other membership levels. The cost for an a la carte membership is $0.40/ADM (min. $300/year).

Please contact us to activate this service.

Approved Vendors

META also "approves" vendors that provide extraordinary service and solutions to our districts. These vendors offer services that aren't found in our typical programs, but are necessary components of day-to-day operations at schools. Our featured Approved Vendor is Safeguard Risk Solutions

Safeguard Risk Solutions provides assistance in writing Annual Emergency Response Plans. Safeguard also offers the Mobile Emergency Response Plan (MERP), and provides assessment and training on security processes and protocols. 

The price is just $750/year for the software and $1/user/year. Push notifications are an additional $100/year.

Interested in learning more about Safeguard Risk Solutions? Contact Gary Sigrist, CEO and President, at 614-679-5608 or

Make sure to mention that you are a META district to receive these special rates!

Members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across Ohio.

How it works.

META Solutions' partnerships with organizations such as the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) and the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) bring national purchasing power to META Solutions' members, allowing them to take advantage of deep discounts offered through these affiliated organizations.

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.