NPPGov Public Safety GPO is proud to announce a direct partnership with the Washington Ambulance Association (WAA). NPPGov is a leader in Public Safety cooperative purchasing, including emergency medical services.
Washington Ambulance Association President Johanathan “Mike” Andrews has been working with Mika Kawakami, Association Manager for Public Safety GPO, to provide competitive cooperative options to WAA members.
NPPGov currently offers over 100 publicly procured agreements for products and services, along with a discount program for individual members from over 20 vendors, including AT&T FirstNet, Medline, McKesson, Zoll and more. NPPGov owns all their own agreements with most being publicly solicited and awarded by a Lead Public Agency.
“The Washington Ambulance Association is excited to partner directly with NPPGov Public Safety GPO to offer our members departmental and individual discounts which will save them time and money on products they use every day,” said Andrews. “We feel a direct relationship with Public Safety GPO is in the best interest of our members and the EMS industry.”
WAA was formed in 1956 and serves as the professional advocacy group for medical transportation providers throughout the State of Washington. WAA membership represents more than 20 EMS organizations. The association consists of 5 executive board members who act as the voice for EMS professionals for both in-state and national issues. The executive board members are tasked with understanding and managing key issues for emergency medical services throughout the state.
“We see a real need to offer organizations, like the Washington Ambulance Association, the opportunity to secure national contracted pricing based on the buying power of our 45,000 member organizations,” said Bill DeMars, Executive Director of NPPGov.
Furthermore, NPPGov offers a robust revenue sharing program for qualifying partner organizations. Through the NPPGov share back program, association partners can earn a quarterly revenue share based on what their members spend.
NPPGov Public Safety GPO is a program of NPPGov, a national cooperative procurement organization offering publicly solicited contracts to public safety departments nationwide. NPPGov contracts are created through a public RFP process by a Lead Public Agency, allowing members to “piggyback” on the contracts thus eliminating the need to complete their own RFP process. NPPGov Public Safety GPO staff and legal counsel facilitate the process, providing necessary documentation and support.
NPPGov 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. NPPGov 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.