Continuity

Simplify Procurement and Reduce Cost with NCPA
(National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance)

COOPERATIVE PURCHASING WITH CLARKTEL AND NCPA

The National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) assists public agencies to increase their efficiency and reduce their costs when procuring goods and services.  This is accomplished by awarding competitively solicited contracts that are leveraged nationally by combining the volumes and purchasing power of entities nationwide.  NCPA's contracts are available for use by any entity that must comply with procurement laws and regulations.           

SIMPLY PROCUREMENT AND REDUCE COST

Clarktel and NEC offer cost-effective Advanced Cloud and On-Premise Communications Solutions through the NCPA cooperative purchasing contract 01-126. Leveraging a NCPA pre-negotiated contract, customers save money and time while ensuring compliance with federal, state and local procurement laws and guidelines.

WHAT DOES CLARKTEL AND NEC PROVIDE TO NCPA’s PORTFOLIO?

NCPA contract 01-126 includes the following NEC solutions and services:

  • Business Telecommunications (on-premise and cloud-based)

    • NEC's Univerge Blue Connect (Cloud PBX)

    • NEC's SV 9100/9300/9500 (Premise-based PBX)

  • Unified Communications

  • Remote Worker Enablement and Management (Video Collaboration, Conference Bridge, File Sharing & Sync, and Voicemail)

  • Call Center / Call Recording w/ A.I. Analytics, transcription

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM NCPA's COOPERATIVE PURCHASING CONTACTS?

There are over 90,000 agencies nationwide from both the public and nonprofit sectors that are eligible to utilize NCPA's cooperative purchasing contracts. These include, but are not limited to the following agency types:

  • School Districts (including K-12, Charter schools, and Private K-12)

  • Higher Education (including Universities, Community Colleges, Private Colleges, and Technical / Vocational Schools)

  • Cities, Counties, and any Local Government

  • Public Housing Authorities

  • Airports

  • State Agencies

  • Healthcare Organizations

  • Church/Religious

  • Nonprofit Corporations

  • Federal

NCPA’s PROCESS OVERVIEW

NCPA utilizes state of the art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure all public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices.

 

NCPA works with a lead public agency, who competitively solicits master contracts. Contracts are based on quality, performance, and most importantly pricing. These contracts are established using the following process:

  • The Lead Agency issues a competitive solicitation for a product or service on behalf of NCPA and all public agencies.

  • The solicitation is advertised nationally for a minimum of 30 days.

  • The solicitation contains language that allows the contract to be accessible nationally to public agencies in states whose laws allow for intergovernmental contract use (also known as "piggybacking" or "adopting")

  • Vendors respond to the solicitation with sealed responses that are recorded and publicly opened.

  • The Lead Agency evaluates the responses based on "Identified Evaluation Criteria" and awards contracts.