ECN was recently awarded a contract with the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) to provide Mass Notification services to more than 90,000 agencies nationwide that are eligible to use the organization’s cooperative purchasing contracts. Through a competitively solicited request for proposal process, NCPA agencies representing both the public and nonprofit sectors are now eligible to purchase ECN’s CodeRED community notification services and Code-ED K-12 notification servicesdirectly through the contract.
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.
“Organizations are increasingly tasked with the burden of seeking out a particular service, evaluating a number of vendors and then soliciting pricing to find the best solution. The NCPA does all the work for agencies, making it even easier to secure our quality solutions at the best possible price without going through the cumbersome RFP or RFQ process that may delay an agency’s ability to use what could be a critical service,” said ECN President David DiGiacomo.
“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.
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. The easy-to-use system 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.
About National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance
National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) is a leading national government purchasing cooperative working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. NCPA utilizes state of the art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure all public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices. For more information, visit ncpa.us.