Q3 Newsletter

NPPGov Q3 Newsletter

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We're Hiring

In order to properly handle our growing vendor contract portfolio, we need more staff to help manage these important partnerships. We have two open positions focused on the development of vendor relationships and supporting NPPGov contract sales to our members. We need your help in recruiting the right people to join our team. Experience with government sales and/or public procurement is a must!
Click here to learn more and apply for our Vendor Manager position based in our Seattle office. 

Click here to learn more and apply for our Business Development Manager position that will be remote and focused on other areas of the country.

For more information, please contact Crosby Grindle, President of NPPGov, at 206.494.4567 or crosby.grindle@nppgov.com.

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NCPP's Free Webinars, "3 C's of Cooperative Purchasing, Are Available Online

The National Coalition for Public Procurement (NCPP) has been hosting a 3-part series, “The 3 C’s of Cooperative Purchasing.” Occurring once a month since June, these free webinars have featured public procurement leaders sharing their in-depth knowledge for successfully utilizing cooperative contracts. The last webinar, “Creating a Successful Cooperative Strategy: Putting it All Together,” took place on August 10. Click here to watch all 3 webinars.

NCPP is also looking for members. Membership is free for government agencies and employees. By joining you will gain access to educational information and be part of a community promoting the sharing of best practices and standards to serve procurement needs of all.

Available Product Categories

NPPGov members have access to contracts across many categories. Learn more about our solutions.


For any questions regarding current contracts or if your entity has a specific product category need, please contact our live contract support team at 877.329.8847 or customerservice@nppgov.com.
National Purchasing Partners, Government Division
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1020
Seattle, WA 98101
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Celebrating 15 Years In Business

This year we proudly celebrate our 15th anniversary. In this time we've gained a lot of experience working with local governments and the vendors who serve them. We especially appreciate the local government organizations that have served as our Lead Public Agencies in the public RFP process. Together, we have facilitated the development and use of hundreds of contracts used by thousands of organizations. Your support has made us a leader in public procurement solutions. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the public sector and for trusting us with your procurement needs. As we continue to expand our contract portfolio, staff and services, we look forward to many more years of being your preferred cooperative procurement program.

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In the midst of a natural disaster or emergency crisis, communication among first responders is paramount. The ability, or inability, to communicate with each other could make a life saving difference. FirstNet seeks to close the current communications gap for public safety personnel. Here are the key things you need to know about FirstNet:

- What is it? Simply put, it is a nationwide, high-speed broadband network designed specifically for public safety with true priority and preemption. Non-mission critical voice capabilities will also be available. Public safety agencies should continue to maintain their land mobile radio (LMR) systems for the foreseeable future for mission critical voice.
- Where are they in the process? Proposals in resonse to the RFP were due May 31. According to FirstNet’s proposed schedule, it plans to award the contract in late 2016. When this happens, FirstNet and its partner will work to roll out a nationwide deployment plan.
- What’s next? The next step is to award the RFP. Once awarded, FirstNet will work with the vendor to create a deployment plan and schedule. The deployment plan will incorporate public safety, tribal, federal and state/territory feedback collected during the consultation process related to coverage objectives, rural priorities and other state/territory specific factors.

Stay tuned for more exciting FirstNet news and related contracts!

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Our Contract Portfolio is Expanding Again

Your NPPGov team has been working hard with our Lead Public Agency partners and vendors to provide you with more publicly solicited and awarded contracts. We strive to be your one-stop, cooperative procurement shop and will continue taking steps in that direction. Click the name and logos to learn more and start taking advantage of these contracts now!

John DJohn Deere Retail Logoeere Construction Retail Sales: John Deere Construction Retail Sales provides more than tough, reliable, easy-to-use equipment that keeps operators safe, productive and on schedule. Their nationwide dealer network offers best-in-class parts, service and support. The manufacturer’s full line of construction equipment and commercial worksite products are available on contract. Read more about our contract with John Deere Construction Retail Sales in “American City & County” by clicking here.

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Veridian: Created in 1992 to serve an established international customer base, Veridian protective products have earned the respect and acceptance of customers around the world. Today, Veridian is growing quickly in the USA – offering exceptional quality, comfort, performance, timely delivery and value to fire fighters nationwide.

TASER: Finalizing launch details
Braun Ambulances: Finalizing launch details
Battery Systems: Finalizing launch details
MES: Finalizing launch details
Community Leasing Partners: Finalizing launch details
HAIX: Finalizing launch details

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Come Visit Us at FRI

In our 15 years of business, we have been fortune enough participate in the IAFC’s annual Fire Rescue International (FRI) conference most of that time and this year is no exception. Many vendors we have on contract will also be in attendance. Make sure to visit the following vendors and ask about the NPPGov/FireRescue GPO contract:

  • AT&T Booth 24078
  • Braun Industries Inc Booth 19060
  • HME Booth 29023
  • Harris Booth 19067
  • MES Booth 36088
  • Moore Medical Booth 25115
  • Pierce Manufacturing Booth 21061
  • Purvis Systems Booth 20102
  • Sprint Booth 32118
  • Sutphen Corp Booth 24097
  • US Digital Designs Booth 34097
  • Veridian Fire Protection Gear Booth 18067
  • Ward Diesel Filter Systems Booth 32097
  • Zoll Booth 31079 and 34113

We want to meet you, so stop by booth 25109 and say hi! We also have some great prizes you can win. Would you like to attend as our guest? Click here to register and get your free FRI Expo passes. 

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  • NACo: National Association of Counties
    Long Beach, CA
  • Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police
    Chattanooga, TN
  • ASAE: American Society of Association Executives
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • APCO: Association of Public Safety Communications Offices International
    Orlando, FL
  • FRI: Fire Rescue International
    San Antonio, TX
  • Midwest Security and Expo
    Tinley Park, IL
  • NIGP: National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Forum
    National Harbor, MD
  • Florida Council on Crime & Delinquency
    Daytona Beach, FL
  • Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
    Ocean City, MD
  • Alaska Fire Chiefs Conference
    Fairbanks, AK
  • LOC: League of Oregon Cities
    Salem, OR

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