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CHF BC's group buying program uses the combined buying power of our member co-ops to save you money and guarantee a high level of quality and service.
Our Group Buying Program cover a wide range of products and services, including investments, banking, appliances, recycling, telecom, and more. Suppliers partnering with CHF BC have demonstrated long-term commitment to the sector, and the programs not only offer savings and discounts but also empower members to make informed decisions that enhance their quality of life in the co-op.
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Our direct relationship with our suppliers means that you have peace of mind that CHF BC works on your behalf to ensure high quality, fair pricing, and good customer service.
We conduct an in-depth review with each Group Buying partner every three years. This is done to ensure competitive pricing, fair labour practices and their alignment with our values, as well as proper liability insurance and Work Safe certiﬁcation. We also ensure that all our partners are committed to providing dependable, environmentally sustainable, high-quality products and services.
This comprehensive process goes above and beyond the CMHC and BC Housing’s three-quote requirement. This means that co-ops don’t have to request estimates and vet suppliers.
Beyond saving money, there are several reasons to use our Group Buying Program:
By using your co-op's money wisely, you also take care of your members — yet another way housing co-ops put people ﬁrst.
One of the seven international co-operative principles is member economic participation. This means that co-op members engage fully with their co-op, contributing ﬁnancially to their co-op and sharing in the beneﬁts of membership.
Using our Group Buying Program is one of the best ways member co-ops can participate economically in your federation and save money in your day-to-day operations.
Here are a couple of answers to frequently asked questions about our Group Buying Program.
Yes, we can.
Because we research and identify the best options when we choose partners, co-ops using CHF BC Group Buying partners are exempt from CMHC and BC Housing three quote bid requirements.
Relax, we’ve already done the work for you!
Our team is committed to getting excellent value in superior sustainable products and quality of services for our housing co-ops.
We believe that quality over price is always the sustainable choice. Instead of choosing cheaper options which can cost more in the long run, CHF BC members who use our Group Buying Program are receiving quality products at fair and reasonable prices. This is because the companies we select have been pre-screened by our staff, with housing co-ops all over BC using their services.
If you have any questions about our Group Buying partners or the services they provide, please contact us!
Our Commercial Services Director, Arnold Sang, and the rest of our Group Buying team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-879-5111 / 1-866-879-5111 Ext. 138.