PROVIDING VALUE FOR
The Station Sourcing Group is a new procurement initiative that draws on our expertise in technology and vendor relationships to negotiate favorable pricing and terms for public radio and television stations on professional quality equipment, software and services.
Our value proposition to qualified vendors serving the public media community is our system wide expertise and our exclusive rights, granted to us by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to the results of an unprecedented and comprehensive system-wide survey commissioned by CPB and announced in 2018. The survey results include station-specific equipment replacement and procurement plans for the next 3-5 years down to the functional equipment, software and services level. It also includes detailed information on vendors, including models and expected end-of-life.
Projected Public Media Equipment Spend
CPB, a private, non-profit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. The following samples from the system wide survey commissioned by CPB illustrate the annual procurement spending for Public TV and Radio.
Public Radio - Sample Spend
Public Television - Sample Spend
If you are a qualified vendor with an established track record of performance in the public and/or commercial broadcast industry and you would like to have your equipment, software and services promoted by the Station Sourcing Group in return for a significant discount to member stations, please….