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STAC-STARTE Program Opens 2024-25 Purchasing Window: Discounted Ed Tech Tools for California Community Colleges

CollegeBuys is excited to announce the STAC-STARTE program has opened its FY25 purchasing window! The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a systemwide collaboration between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges’ CollegeBuys program, and the California Virtual Campus (CVC) initiative. The Systemwide Technology Access Resource Tools for Education (STARTE) is locally championed, with several colleges expressing interest in specific vendors supporting online teaching and learning. Together, they provide broader access to educational technology tools at an additional discounted price, achievable through aggregate procurement during the designated buying window. 

Since 2020, STAC-STARTE has empowered an average of 97 colleges to participate in each purchasing window, benefitting over 2.6 million students and generating over $28 million in cost savings for the California Community Colleges between FY21 and FY24. 

Stay informed and maximize your savings

  • Mark your calendars: The March-June purchasing window is your opportunity to take advantage of amazing deals on educational technology tools and resources.
  • New order form: Browse the updated form listing available services for the 2024-25 academic year.
  • Get support:  Office Hours will be hosted by the CVC and CollegeBuys monthly to address general service questions and assist with the ordering process. 
  • Explore your options: Participating vendors will be hosting Learning Sessions to showcase their offerings, highlight new features, and answer your questions. Session information and registration can be found on the STAC-STARTE website and the CVC’s Events Calendar

To ensure your order is processed with the rest of the system and to receive additional cost savings, please submit your order form by June 14, 2024. For any questions regarding the upcoming purchasing window, please contact collegebuys@foundationccc.org.

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