Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association Partners with NPPGov Public Safety GPO

Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association Partners with NPPGov Public Safety GPO

Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association Partners with NPPGov Public Safety GPO

Public Safety GPO (a program of NPPGov) and Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association leaders in the Public Safety cooperative purchasing and the Fire Service , today announced a direct partnership to continue the efforts both started together decades ago to provide open, fair and competitive cooperative options to their members. Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association have been working with Mika Kawakami, the Association Manager for Public Safety GPO, to establish a plan which supports the GPO’s vendors and enhances the use of cooperative agreements within the State of Connecticut. “The Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association are excited to partner directly with Public Safety GPO to offer our members departmental and individual discounts which will save them money on products and services they use every day,” said President Worsman.

This relationship will provide the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association’s access to 100 publicly procured agreements for products and services, along with a discount program for their individual members from over 20 vendors such as AT&T FirstNet, Pierce, MES, LN Curtis and Zoll.

About Public Safety GPO

Public Safety GPO is a program of NPPGov providing a public safety department access to publicly solicited contracts from vendors who supply goods and services. Contracts are created through a public RFP process by a Lead Public Agency that allows members to “piggyback” on the contract, eliminating the need to complete their own RFP process. Public Safety GPO staff and legal counsel facilitate this process and provide necessary documentation and support.

Public Safety GPO 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. Public Safety GPO 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.

About Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association

Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association was formed in 1902 and has served the Chief Officers in the State of Connecticut. The Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association organization consists of elected Executive Board Members who represent the membership on both in-state and national issues. They are also tasked to provide volunteer and career chief officers, fire service managers, both public and private, with information, education, services and representation to advance Connecticut Fire Service’s professionalism and capabilities.