Spacesaver Awarded National IPA/TCPN Cooperative Purchasing Contract
The Spacesaver Corporation has been awarded a contract by the County of DuPage, Illinois, that will be made available nationally by the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA/TCPN) to supply storage equipment and related services to current and future National IPA/TCPN participants.
Spacesaver is the industry leader in a wide variety of storage solutions, and the contract allows governmental organizations, such as municipalities and educational institutions, to purchase Spacesaver products and services at nationally leveraged contract pricing without duplicating the competitive bid process. National IPA/TCPN participants will have access to state-of-the-art products and unparalleled service through Spacesaver’s nationwide network of authorized dealers.
“Supporting this contract via our extensive dealer network was key in demonstrating our commitment to providing unparalleled customer service,” said Mark Haubenschild, Spacesaver’s executive vice president. “Customers will not only benefit from the advantages of using this contract, but they will also continue to get local support in project planning, product installation, and ongoing service. Our distributors work hard to build and maintain relationships with their local clients, and this contract offers another tool to help everyone involved.”
The national cooperative contract award was presented and evaluated based upon bid responsiveness, product quality, customer service, and the ability to carry out a nationwide contract-selling program. The County of DuPage, Illinois, awarded contract #P15-150 to Spacesaver effective 4/1/2016 through 3/31/2019, with two one-year extensions available. The award is the result of a national competitive solicitation for supplying “Systems Furniture, Free-Standing Furniture, Seating, Filing Systems/Equipment, Interior Solutions and Related Products and Support Services.”
National IPA/TCPN is redefining the future of cooperative purchasing. The cooperative purchasing organization is dedicated to serving public agencies and educational institutions nationwide. All cooperative agreements have been competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a public agency/governmental entity (e.g. state, city, county, public university or school district), utilizing the best public procurement practices, processes and procedures. The lead agencies are independent of the cooperative allowing the agency to be focused on the best value for the agency.
National IPA/TCPN is an optional program with no minimum purchase requirements and no fee to participate. Visit www.nationalipa.org for more information.