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.
Employee Background Screening Services – RFP # 18-02PV
- Enmar Hardwood Flooring
- Sports Surfaces Distributing, Inc.
- Sun Country Floors
- AccuSource, Inc.
Playground Solutions – IFB # 18-04P
- American DataBank
- ApplicatInsight, Inc.
- Data Facts, Inc.
- TruView BSI, LLC
- 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.
- 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
- Painting Services – IFB# 18-11PV
(Due Date is January 9, 2018)
- Janitorial Supplies
- Landscape Maintenance
- Electronic Signs and Scoreboards
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.
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