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To Our Amazing Members and Vendors: Thank You!
As 1GPA looks forward to kicking off another great year, we must first thank YOU, the amazing members and vendors across the nation that have helped to grow our organization into what it is today. As a direct result of your valued feedback 1GPA created a targeted plan to become the most useful tool in your toolbox!

In 2017, we expanded our contract portfolio, awarded industry leading vendors, and partnered with organizations to help fill the gaps that currently exist in cooperative procurement. In 2018, you can expect to see each of these areas continue to flourish all while still enjoying top-of-the-line customer service which 1GPA is known for.

Because we work for YOU, feel free to let us know what we can do to improve and CHEERS TO ANOTHER FANTASTIC YEAR!


1GPA Newly Awarded Contracts

Hardwood Floors Products and Services – RFP # 18-072PV

- Arizona Gym Floors, LLC.
- Enmar Hardwood Flooring
- Sports Surfaces Distributing, Inc.
- Sun Country Floors

Employee Background Screening Services – RFP # 18-02PV

- AccuSource, Inc.
- American DataBank
- ApplicatInsight, Inc.
- Data Facts, Inc.
- TruView BSI, LLC

Playground Solutions – IFB # 18-04P

- Arizona Recreation Design, Inc.
- Dave Bang Associates, Inc.
- Exerplay, Inc.
- FlexGround LLC
- Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc.
- Miracle Playground Sales
- Play It Safe Playgrounds & Park Equipment, Inc.
- Safe and Sound Playground Inspections, Inc.
- Shade 'N Net of Arizona, Inc.
- T.F. Harper & Associates, LP
- Total Shade, LLC
- Shade Structures, Inc.

Under Evaluation

- Dropout Prevention Services – RFP # 18-08P
- Transportation Routing, Planning, and Management Software – RFP # 18-01PV
- Instructional Materials & Supplies – RFP# 18-06DP
- Athletic Equipment & Supplies – RFP# 18-09DP
- JOC Facility Solutions (Supplemental) – RFP #18-10P

Current Solicitations

- Painting Services – IFB# 18-11PV
(Due Date is January 9, 2018)

Upcoming Solicitations

- Janitorial Supplies
- HVAC
- Landscape Maintenance
- Electronic Signs and Scoreboards

Interested Vendors

Vendors interested in 1GPA should regularly check the 1GPA Current Solicitations Page and be sure that you have properly registered with Public Purchase. Please register directly with Public Purchase to receive notification of our solicitations. As a registered vendor, you will receive email notification of future proposal opportunities for the commodity categories selected in your registration.

UPCOMING EVENTS

28-31
January
TASA Midwinter Conference
Austin, TX
26-2
Feb-Mar
TASBO Annual Conference
Fort Worth, TX
4-6
April
AASBO Spring Conference
Laughlin, NV
7-9
April
NSBA Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX
15-19
April
SASBO Conference
Memphis, TN
22-24
June
Texas Rural Educators Association Summer Conference
Fort Worth, TX
18-21
July
AASBO Annual Conference & Exposition
Tucson, AZ



INDUSTRY INSIGHTS*

Education corporation America: Student-centered procurement
Supply Chain Digital
The procurement industry is undergoing a revolution. No longer viewed as something solely operating behind the scenes, the sector has gained increased prominence within business organizations.
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E-procurement now and in the future
Strategic Sourceror
The increasing use of technology in procurement and sourcing is one of the most visible and urgent trends in the global supply chain. Communication in particular has become drastically faster in recent years.
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3 tips for smoother state IT procurement reform
StateTech
By working together, centralizing IT and tapping a shared procurement toolbox, CIOs and CPOs can forge a clearer path to new and innovative tech.
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Responsible sourcing can be good for business
TechTarget
A company's reputation and bottom line can be damaged if its suppliers engage in harmful practices. Responsible sourcing and risk assessment technology can help mitigate the harm.
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Small cities are rethinking effective procurement
Government Technology
When cities contract with the private sector for goods and services, they tend to go with the lowest bidder—at least, that’s what they’ve done historically.
READ MORE

*Articles in this section are chosen from a variety of news sources. Clicking on them will take you to the author's website. An article's inclusion here does not necessarily imply 1GPA endorses, verifies or supports the content or opinion of the article.
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