What our Clients are saying about our
Cost Reduction Methodologies!

"After budget over runs for the last three years, higher cost of materials, payroll, and other areas, by utilizing procurement cost reduction and increasing efficiencies with Above the Standard's team of professionals, we are in the black now."

"The Above the Standard team are true experts in what they did for us – they met deadlines and implemented procurement procedures and policies. And above all his people take a personable interest and take your companies best interest at heart."

Terry D. McClain, Alabama

Cost Reduction | Procurement strategy

Our Procurement Cost Reduction Strategy at Work

Above the Standard Procurement GroupAbove the Standard Procurement Group® is a global leader in procurement cost reduction and business growth service firms. Our proven, no risk programs can save your company thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dollars, or more off what you are currently paying for the goods and services you buy! If you’re a small to large company and you want to reduce your overhead, we invite you to contact us today to learn more.


Or, schedule a FREE, No-Obligation Assessment to find out how Above the Standard can reduce your costs at no out of pocket cost or risk.


Click to see Actual Client Savings
Savings Amount Good/Service & Company type
34% $354,000 Federal Agency
Office Supplies, Toner, Paper, PC Peripherals
47% $602,000 Construction Company
45% $104,000 Education Youth Organization
43% $905,000 Construction Company
31% $299,000 Casino
Chemical, Cleaning, Janitorial
17% $36,040 Education Facility
Personal Computers
Our philosophy is simple.

When multiple suppliers compete for your business, your company wins with reduced costs, the same or better quality, improved delivery times, enhanced customer service, and in some cases, better payment terms. Our certified Cost Cutting Procurement Experts work hard to find you the best deals available. As part of our service, we prepare detailed Requests for Proposals at no cost and send them to prospective vendors in our national supplier network on your behalf. We are so confident of our ability to reduce what you are currently paying, if we don’t save you money, you don’t pay us one penny!

The Experience, Track Record, and Resources
to Reduce Your Costs

Above the Standard Procurement GroupAbove the Standard was founded by Ted Landgraf, one of our nation’s most knowledgeable procurement cost reduction experts. For more than 30 years, Mr. Landgraf has helped the Federal Government, corporations, and non-profits save billions of dollars off of their procurement costs. Above the Standard's clients range from small companies to State Farm Insurance, Novell, Farmers Insurance Group, Met Life, Sprint, Security Pacific Bank, the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, and more. He led a national team for the Department of Labor National Office of Job Corps where the policies and procedures he developed provided oversight over several billion dollars in procurement spending.

The Benefits of Partnering with Above the Standard Procurement Group®

Fortune 100 Financial Institution

“The Above the Standard Team was involved in a national fleet project that streamlined efficiency and reduced costs across the U.S. During this time the company went through an extensive RFP project for their entire corporate fleet. They were very involved in the project and their research was thorough and comprehensive.”

Account Manager, Fleet Services, Maryland

The respected Aberdeen Group and other leading consulting firms predict more than 40% of all companies will outsource some or all of their purchasing to a third party. Above the Standard has the experience, connections, and supplier network to lower your costs on virtually any product or service your company is currently buying. We act as your advocate to protect your interests and to ensure you pay the lowest possible price. We know procurement and we have the sources to help companies pay far lower pricing than they can typically obtain on their own without someone to represent them and negotiate on their behalf.

A Risk Free Way to Reduce Your Overhead

Above the Standard is so confident in our ability to save our clients’ money, we typically bill our procurement cost reduction services on a pure performance basis. We are generally compensated out of a percentage of what we save for our clients. When you partner with Above the Standard you have nothing to lose, and a great deal to gain!

Above the Standard Procurement Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 394
Kent, WA 98035
(917) 960-7110

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