Public Safety GPO
Public Safety GPO is a program of NPPGov providing public safety departments 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.
By eliminating the need for Public Safety entities to complete their own RFP process, it gives them the time to focus on what’s most important. This partnership with Public Safety entities over the last decade has been NPPGov’s way of showing appreciation for those who risk the most in any number of dangerous situations, and we pledge to continue this support with our partners for many years to come.
Access to our cooperative contracts is complimentary with no purchasing obligations. Membership is available to organizations chartered to provide public safety, rescue services, and their members including: career, volunteer, districts, and state agencies. Individual discounts are also available.
Current contracts associated with FireRescue GPO will continue to be managed by the Public Procurement Authority through the end of their current term, and new RFPs will be published to ensure a smooth contract transition to Public Safety GPO.
In addition to saving you time and money, public safety GPO is owned in part by non-profit hospitals, the program generates revenue that helps support medical research at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) in Seattle, WA.
How it works
NPPGov uses a Lead Public Agency to solicit and award contracts through a public Request for Proposal process. “Piggybacking” language is inserted into the RFP and resulting contract, allowing members to utilize these contracts for public procurement purchases.
Access to publicly solicited contracts
No cost to members
No purchasing obligations
Individual discount programs
In-house customer service department