Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Partnership Announcement

Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Partnership Announcement

Public Safety GPO (a program of NPPGov) and the Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association, leaders in Public Safety cooperative purchasing, 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.

Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association has 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 Oklahoma.

“The Oklahoma Fire Chiefs are excited to continue the partner directly with Public Safety GPO to offer our members departmental and individual discounts which will not only save them money but will also directly help our association financially,” said Steve Lumry, Executive Director of Oklahoma Fire Chiefs. “We feel a direct relationship with GPO was in the best interest of our members and the fire industry.”

This relationship will provide the Oklahoma Fire Chief’s with over 100 publicly procured agreements for products and services used by the fire service every day, along with a discount program to their individual members from over 20 vendors such as AT&T FirstNet, PODS and more.

About 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.

About Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association

Oklahoma Fire Chiefs was formed in 1922 and has served as the Fire Chiefs association for the State of Oklahoma representing over 650 Chiefs. The Oklahoma Fire Chiefs organization consists of five executive board members plus three ex-officious from state agencies who act as the voice for Oklahoma Fire Chiefs for both in-state and national issues. They are also tasked with understanding and managing key issue for the fire service within the state.

Contact NPPGov customer service at 877.329.8847 if you have questions. Membership is free with no purchasing obligations. Members have access to a large variety of publicly solicited contracts to simplify purchasing while complying with procurement requirements.