Cooperative Services Advisory Committee

AVC's Cooperative Services Advisory Committee includes School Business Officials from our member districts - listed below. The committee meets monthly during the school year and more often as needed. When the Committee is charged with developing recommendations for the activities of AVC's Administration or Board of Directors (procurement, services provided, rate setting, financial activities) the meeting of the committee are open, public meetings. Other activities include professional learning and networking for are business officials.

2017-2018 Members


Rick Bedard, Chair Millbury Public Schools, Business Manager
Kristopher Luoto AVRTHS, Director of Business Operation
Robert Conroy Berlin-Boylston Public Schools, Director of Finance and Operations
Daniel Gale Grafton Public Schools, Director of Finance
Patricia Lange Hudson Public Schools, Director of Finance
Michael Bergeron Marlborough Public Schools, Business Manager
Peter DiCiccio Maynard Public Schools, Business Manager
Patricia Marone Nashoba Regional School District, Assistant Superintendent
Cheryl Levesque Northborough/Southborough Public Schools, Director of Business
Patrick Collins Shrewsbury Public Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Finance
Irene Oliver Westborough Public Schools, Director of Finance and Administration

Joint Procurement/Cooperative Purchasing

Assabet Valley Collaborative continues its commitment to improve efficiencies and increase cost savings through the facilitation of joint procurement activities with Member districts. By utilizing collective volume purchasing, participating school departments are able to obtain the best possible pricing from vendors while taking advantage of a streamlined bid process. AVC Bids continue to evolve to better reflect the needs of the participating school and town departments.

The competitiveness of the Paper, Office, Classroom, Art and Computer Supplies Bid is demonstrated in the bids submitted. Over 650 items are included in this bid and a catalog discount option is offered. Results are both increased buying power and substantial time savings.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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