Arizona Emergency Services Association Membership Chair, Charles Kmet has been working with Mika Kawakami, Association Manager for Public Safety GPO, to provide competitive cooperative options to AESA members.
NPPGov currently offers over 100 publicly procured agreements for products and services, along with a discount program for individual members from over 20 vendors, including AT&T FirstNet, Medline, McKesson, Zoll and more. NPPGov owns all their own agreements with most being publicly solicited and awarded by a Lead Public Agency.
“The Arizona Emergency Services Association is excited to partner directly with NPPGov Public Safety GPO to offer our members departmental and individual discounts which will save them time and money on products they use every day,” said AESA Membership Chair Charles Kmet. “We feel a direct relationship with Public Safety GPO is in the best interest of our members.”
The Arizona Emergency Services Association (AESA) is a non-profit, professional association comprised of emergency services professionals from public, private, non-government organizations, and non-profit sectors in the State of Arizona. AESA was formed in 1964 and strives to promote the collaboration of emergency services professionals, who help their communities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. The direction and business of the Association and its committees is steered by an Executive Board of (9) members, elected by the General Membership. AESA seeks to promote the profession of Emergency Management and those in emergency services industry, and engages members through annual conference events, professional development opportunities, and information sharing forums.
“We see a real need to offer organizations, like the Arizona Emergency Services Association, the opportunity to secure national contracted pricing based on the buying power of our 45,000 member organizations,” said Bill DeMars, Executive Director of NPPGov.
Furthermore, NPPGov offers a robust revenue sharing program for qualifying partner organizations. Through the NPPGov share back program, association partners can earn a quarterly revenue share based on what their members spend.
NPPGov Public Safety GPO is a program of NPPGov, a national cooperative procurement organization offering publicly solicited contracts to public safety departments nationwide. NPPGov contracts are created through a public RFP process by a Lead Public Agency, allowing members to “piggyback” on the contracts thus eliminating the need to complete their own RFP process. NPPGov Public Safety GPO staff and legal counsel facilitate the process, providing necessary documentation and support.
NPPGov membership is free with no obligation to purchase. All members have access to a broad range of publicly solicited contracts with discounted pricing, as well as individual discount programs. NPPGov is owned by non-profit hospitals and a substantial portion of proceeds help support medical research at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) in Seattle, WA.