Welcome to your Q2 Newsletter
This edition of the NPPGov Newsletter provides information about our upcoming new contracts and gives a FirstNet update. We also share an educational opportunity from NCPP, a testimonial about one of our station alerting vendors, US Digital Designs, and our Nonprofit Spotlight featuring Campbell’s Crew Cares.
As always, if there is anything we can do to help please contact us.
The Latest FirstNet News
FirstNet’s nationwide footprint is expanding with the buildout of the coveted Band 14. This is public safety’s dedicated spectrum across statewide radio access networks throughout the country, built by AT&T. The buildout will increase coverage and capacity for first responders in every state and territory, including rural areas.
Once implemented, the dedicated FirstNet core network will be the foundation for the delivery of advanced public safety features unique to FirstNet. These include end-to-end encryption, round the clock security monitoring, superior reliability and availability, local control, and mission critical functions.
To learn about these features, click here.
New Round of RFPs Have Been Awarded, Contracts Coming Soon
Our Lead Public Agency Partner, Public Procurement Authority (PPA), recently completed its latest round of RFPs. The awardees are currently in the contracting phase and we look forward to sharing the resulting contracts with you as they become available. These new contracts will be in the following categories:
- Utility Vehicles #1705
- Public Safety Radio Communications Equipment #1710
- Consulting Services for Public Organizations #1715
- Park and Playground Equipment, Surface and Amenities #1720
- Public Safety Simulation Training Equipment #1725
- Government Auction Services #1730
NCPP’s Latest Webinar Series
National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP) is hosting its newest webinar series, “Emergency Preparedness: Procurement Super Heroes – No Cape Required!” The next webinar, “In the Eye of the Storm, Where the Only Safe Ship is Leadership,” is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13 at 2PM EST. Join NCPP and learn from procurement professionals who have weathered a storm. Each session is free to procurement and government professionals and qualifies for one hour of continuing education credit. Register today!
Want to learn more about NCPP? Watch this short video.
Executive Director of NCPP and procurement consultant, Tammy Rimes, was recently a guest columnist in the April edition of The Municipal Magazine. Click here to read the article and learn how cooperative procurement can assist your communities when the need is greatest.
Onvia recently published its Q4 2017 snapshot of State, Local, and Education (SLED) Procurement, showing a 5.5% year-over-year growth rate. This is the strongest quarter this market has experienced. The report provides useful insights on cooperative purchasing amongst SLED governments. Download the report to read more about trends and cooperative purchasing.
Advance Colorado Procurement Expo
Oregon Association of Chiefs od Police (OACP)
New England Division IAFC Annual Meeting
Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC)
Tampa Bay Area Chapter of NIGP Reverse Tradeshow
NY GovBuy Confernce