More than 90,000 agencies nationwide will now be eligible to purchase Emergency Communications Network (ECN) services directly through a contract with the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA). ECN’s CodeRED mass notification system and Code-ED K-12 notification service will be available to agencies representing both the public and nonprofit sectors.
ECN was selected to provide Mass Notification services following the NCPA’s careful consideration of the quality, performance and pricing of ECN’s services. There are no costs or obligations from eligible agencies participating with NCPA. Agencies interested in ECN products do not have to go out for solicitation as NCPA contracts meet their bidding requirements.
ECN’s Code-ED solution provides K-12 administrators high-speed capabilities to send both routine and emergency notifications to students, staff and parents via telephone calls, text messages, emails, RSS feeds, digital signage and sirens, as well as automated severe weather warnings. Many schools use the Code-ED solution to deliver automated attendance calls.
Code-ED runs on the same robust infrastructure as the industry-leading CodeRED solution, which is used by local, state and federal agencies across the country and Canada. The CodeRED system has been successfully used to relocate thousands of missing children, effectively keep residents informed of severe weather events and serve as a tool to engage first responders for both routine communications and emergency situations.
“ECN’s notification solutions fill a void agencies were asking for regarding mass notification contracts. We look forward to the opportunities this partnership brings to organizations that are in need of a reliable and highly affordable notification solution,” said Jonathan Applegate, NCPA Director of Operations.