Station Sourcing Group connects stations with qualified vendors – leveraging the collective buying power of public media to drive down costs and make stations stronger than ever before.
CREATING VALUE FOR
The Station Sourcing Group negotiates favorable pricing and terms with qualified vendors on behalf of public radio and television stations for equipment, software and services. In addition, we provide ongoing support to stations, and we are a source for the latest in technology advances, updates on products and equipment, and related information.
Our value proposition to the public media community is our system wide expertise, our strong vendor relationships and our exclusive rights, granted to us by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to the results of the comprehensive system-wide technology survey commissioned by CPB.
How We Do It
We use the detailed CPB survey data to consolidate potential buying needs for those stations registering with us and then use that information to negotiate preferred discount pricing with qualified vendors. For those stations willing to pool their vendor-specific near/medium-term purchasing plans we also offer our expertise to negotiate volume discount pricing – something individual stations cannot do easily.