South Carolina State 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 South Carolina. “The South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs (SCSAFC) 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 Jenkins.
This relationship will provide the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chief’s access to 100 publicly procured agreements for products and services used by the Fire Service every day, along with a discount program for their individual members from over 20 vendors such as AT&T FirstNet, Pierce, MES, L.N. Curtis and Zoll.
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.
About South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs
South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs was formed in 1944 and has served the Chief Officers in the State of South Carolina. The South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs 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 South Carolina’s Fire Service’s professionalism and capabilities.