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CONTRACT VEHICLES & PROCUREMENT

Purchasing programs for streamlined technology value

ECC is a vendor partner of various purchasing groups and programs to help our clients streamline their procurement process, and connect them to better technology experiences at a reduced cost. Our firm is an approved vendor of HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG), NASPO ValuePoint, Premier Inc., Vizient, Inc., and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Contract vehicles and purchasing groups help government agencies and other organizations efficiently purchase the goods and services they need through a vetted process and terms evaluated by experienced procurement professionals. The ECC Team can work with your government or organization to educate you on the value of contract vehicles and purchasing programs and how to participate in them.

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NASPO ValuePoint

NASPO ValuePoint is a cooperative purchasing program facilitating public procurement solicitations and agreements using a lead-state model. It provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states and the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers the highest valued, reliable and competitively sourced contracts - offering public entities outstanding prices. All states, the District of Columbia, and US Territories are eligible to use NASPO ValuePoint contracts. Within each state, the State Procurement Official determines if his/her state is eligible. Click here to learn more.

ECC is honored to be an approved vendor in the NASPO ValuePoint cooperative purchasing program. Our firm has been awarded contracts for 99SWC-S1820 NASPO - Security and Fire Protection Services in the following categories and coverage areas:
  • Category 5: Fire Detection – Fire Alarm Systems (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma)
  • Category 12: Access Control Systems (Nationwide)
  • Category 13: Burglar Alarm Systems (Nationwide)
  • Category 14: Surveillance Services and Equipment (Nationwide)
  • Category 15: High Security Controls Systems (Nationwide)
  • Category 16: Inspections & Monitoring (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma)
    • Alarm Monitoring
    • Fire Alarm/Protective Signaling Systems

Through this contract, ECC can provide services and systems for the above categories in the coverage areas outlined for state departments, institutions, agencies, and political subdivisions; as well as other eligible entities including cities, counties, special districts, community colleges, universities, and some quasi-governmental and nonprofit organizations.

To learn more about the NASPO Security & Fire Protection Services portfolio, click here.
To view ECC's contractor profile for this portfolio, click here, or click the button below to contact us.
If you have any questions or would like to become a participating entity of this master agreement, please contact naspo@eccoinc.com for more information.
TIPS Purchasing Cooperative — The Interlocal Purchasing System

The Interlocal Purchasing System, better known as, TIPS Purchasing Cooperative, is a national purchasing cooperative that offers access to competitively procured purchasing contracts to its membership. It began in 2002 as a small regional cooperative of the Region 8 Education Service Center. While the cooperative has far exceeded the initial vision, Region 8 ESC has maintained its role as the Lead Agency for what is now a national operation.

The Interlocal Purchasing System membership is free and currently serves entities such as state and local governments and non-profit organizations, including but not limited to: K-12 school districts, charter schools, colleges and universities (state and private), cities/municipalities, counties/parishes, state agencies, emergency services districts, non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, and other entities with legislated purchasing/bidding requirements.

ECC is privileged to be an approved vendor of contract #240101 — Technology Solutions, Products, and Services, streamlining technology procurement for TIPS Members for all of our solutions. Our coverage area for this contract encompasses the following solution types and regions:

As a TIPS Awarded Vendor, ECC can provide our solutions and services to the regions and entities shared above. TIPS is a highly reputable purchasing cooperative that offers members several key benefits including access to competitively procured contracts with quality vendors, savings of time and financial resources necessary to fulfill bid requirements, assistance with purchasing process by qualified TIPS staff, and access to pricing based on a “national” high-profile contract.

TIPS solicitations (RFP’s/RFQ’s) are advertised for 2 consecutive weeks in the Pittsburg Gazette in Pittsburg, Texas; The Advocate published in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; as well as on a national scope in the USA Today.

If you'd like to become a TIPS member, you can learn more here.
To view ECC's TIPS vendor profile, click here.
To request a quote, email tipsquotes@eccoinc.com , or click the button below to contact us.
HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG)

HealthTrust offers you an immediate and sustainable supply cost advantage. As the only committed-model group purchasing organization for healthcare providers, HealthTrust delivers unprecedented scale (five of the industry’s seven largest IDNs are members). Member-led advisory boards approve all contract decisions—ensuring the highest quality products align with suppliers’ best prices. Covering 85 percent of a provider’s typical spend, HealthTrust offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio. You’ll find speed to savings due to the simplicity of the model: one price for all, and fixed pricing for the term of the contract. Click here to learn more.

ECC has been a proud vendor partner of HealthTrust Performance Group for 20 years. Through our innovative healthcare technology solutions, we're able to help HealthTrust Performance Group members address their long-term technology requirements, improve patient care, quality, and efficiency for their organization.

Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. is a healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 4,400 U.S. hospitals and health systems and more than 250,000 other providers and organizations. Its vast database and knowledge of supply chain best practices allows data-driven, evidence-based purchasing. Our analytics can help you find savings across the care continuum, and then get the best price on the supplies you need to deliver exceptional care. Whether you’re a large health system or a non-acute care facility, our supply chain solutions help your organization become more efficient and effective. Click here to learn more.

ECC has maintained a 20-year partnership with Premier as a healthcare technology vendor partner. Through its supply chain solutions, you can purchase our healthcare technology services and systems, and in turn reduce expenditures and improve efficiencies throughout your organization. 

U.S. General Services Administration

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA's acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations through the development of governmentwide policies. Click here to learn more.

ECC has an established 20-year relationship with GSA as a technology solution provider. GSA modernizes and simplifies the buying experience for government agencies, and the ECC Team is proud to be a vendor partner helping empower organizations through technology.

Vizient, Inc.

Through the alignment of cost, quality and market performance, Vizient help members improve and fortify their market presence so they can concentrate on what they do best: provide high-quality care for patients. Its partnership model is rooted in listening and true collaboration to maximize the value of what we do. Together with its members, Vizient build holistic solutions that serve as catalysts to shape excellence in care delivery at each organization it works with. Click here to learn more.

ECC has worked with Vizient for 20 years supplying our healthcare technology solutions to its members. Our technology expertise combined with Vizient's program gives your organization purchasing proficiency and technology to solve and improve spend management.

 

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