Who is NSA?
The National Service Alliance, LLC (NSA), founded in 1996, is a coalition of independent local and regional BSCs who came together to leverage their purchasing power and industry know-how. With combined revenues in excess of $1.7 billion, over 30,000 employees and more than 230 years of experience, NSA members lead the industry with cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions.
Membership includes a broad spectrum of BSCs in terms of size, geography and markets served. With a strong focus on ensuring that members reduce overall expenses on industry best-in-class products and services, NSA is the industry’s leading group purchasing organization (GPO) for BSCs. Like other GPOs, it leverages the purchasing power of members on industry-specific products, services and items used daily in the facilities management industry. NSA is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., where its professional staff is dedicated to a single goal: making BSCs more competitive and more capable every day.
While AFFLINK has been a global leader in product, process and supply chain optimization for more than 35 years. And by connecting more than 200 of today’s leading suppliers to nearly 300 independent distributors, we are able to provide customized, innovative solutions to drive efficiencies for today’s leading Building Service Contractors. When compared to our competitors, AFFLINK’s marketplace consultants are trained to provide expertise on more than just products – we are there as a resource to look beyond above-the-line pricing and uncover opportunities in process enhancements and workloading strategies. This enhances your business through increased productivity and profitability. Fueled by industry-leading technology and our proprietary diagnostic approach called eLev8™, we are able to discover savings and quantify their value to enhance a facility’s overall image, promote a healthy workplace, decrease total costs, increase productivity and satisfy any of your sustainability objectives. AFFLINK is a current Member of the BSCAI, USGBC and has LEED-AP staff on hand to offer the latest research and trends to our Commercial Real Estate Partners.
Network Services is a member-owned organization of more than 75 best-in-class member distributors with combined annual revenue over $15 billion. The company’s goals are to utilize national account solutions that reduce the total supply chain costs of multi-site customers and improve the service levels that these national customers provide to their customers. Known for national expertise in janitorial supplies and equipment, Network Services has over 250 locations and more than 40 years of commitment to servicing BSCs.
Staples Facility Solutions
While Staples is known primarily for office supplies, with the acquisition of Corporate Express in 2008, their Facilities Solution business now carries a wide assortment of the most recognized brand-name products and offers support from its nationwide team of facility experts. Staples Facility Solutions offers towels and tissue, first aid and safety supplies, can liners and receptacles, skin care products, chemical cleaners, floor maintenance, matting, cleaning tools and facility maintenance supplies. The company features a catalog of 300-plus pages of facility supplies with national discounted pricing on core items from brands BSCs trust. In addition to JanSan, Staples offers additional products to help streamline corporate spending on online ordering of office supplies, printing, promotional items and uniforms.