Joint Purchasing


AICUO Partner: Sightlines, LLC

Sightlines, a Gordian Company, is a leader in helping colleges and universities better manage their facilities operations and capital investments. Sightlines provides tools for strategic planning, analyzing, and benchmarking that generate an independent, reliable comparison of campus performance in these areas against peer institutions.

Our clients tell us better analytics drives better planning and decisions ultimately driving better outcomes for business and facilities officers responsible for campus stewardship.

Working with over 450 institutions and equipped with data from over 25,000 buildings across the U.S. and Canada, Sightlines provides the context and validation institutions need to make sound, informed, and financially credible decisions about their campus facilities. As a result, campuses can optimize capital investments, address backlog of deferred maintenance projects, develop a strategy to steward physical assets, improve the effectiveness of facility operations, reduce energy consumption, and better serve students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

AICUO's agreement with Sightlines provides a discount of up to 10% off the cost of the first-year service agreement.  In addition, by signing up through AICUO, Sightlines will be providing your institution with annual sector analysis of how well AICUO members are addressing physical asset needs compared to independent and public institutions across the country.
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AICUO Partner: Inter-University Council of Ohio

Association members can save substantially on office supplies, dormitory beds, computers and software, group insurance, and more by using purchasing contracts negotiated by the Inter-University Council of Ohio Purchasing Group, of which AICUO is a member.

For more information, visit the collaborations web site.


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AICUO Partner: The Coalition

The Coalition for College Cost Savings (The Coalition) was conceived as a catalyst for the first comprehensive and collaborative purchasing effort focused exclusively on independent, private higher education. The Coalition’s goals are to leverage the collective buying power of private colleges to reduce operating costs, improve the efficiency of internal procedures and ultimately lower the cost of delivering education.

By combining a single institution’s purchase volume with hundreds of similar institutions throughout the country, the created market strength of private colleges enables competitive leverage rivaled only by the largest of corporations. Current programs include: E&I Cooperative Services, Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Liberty Mutual, United Healthcare Students, and Paymerang.

To access your AICUO member benefits with the Coalition, register here.



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AICUO Partner: California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance

Auto and home insurance from California Casualty is now available to employees of AICUO member institutions. California Casualty has been serving education professionals for over 60 years. This exclusive program - not available to the general public - offers special AICUO member rates, generous discounts, superior service and unique Higher Ed policy features. There is no cost to the member institution and implementation is easy.

Here are a few of the unique policy benefits that AICUO member institution employees can enjoy:

  • Deductible waived for vandalism or collision to your vehicle while parked at campus or at a school-sponsored event
  • $500 personal property coverage for any personal belongings stolen from your vehicle - whether it's locked or not!
  • Flexible payment plans, including Summer or Holiday Skip options
  • ID Defense protection - at no additional cost
  • Local Ohio representative dedicated to serve your college or university

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