At NIC Partners, we know that HOW customers acquire technology solutions is just as important as the partner they pick or the technology they choose. Having the right contract vehicles in place, allows our education and public sector customers to comply with state, county and local guidelines. Many of our customers require contract vehicles for board compliance or council approval.
The California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS)
CMAS offers a wide variety of commodities, non-IT services, and information technology products and services at prices which have been assessed to be fair, reasonable, and competitive. Suppliers may apply for a CMAS contract anytime, and no bids are required. The use of these contracts is optional and is available to both California State and Local Government agencies.
NIC Partners has CMAS contracts covering almost everything we sell, including services. Our CMAS contracts cover Unified Communications, Physical Security, 21st Century Classroom and IT Managed Services. Contact us for information about how you can leverage CMAS to either avoid the RFP process or simplify your procurement process.
Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) for Cisco Systems
The Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) was formed in October 1993 by the state purchasing directors from fifteen NASPO western states. The primary purpose of creating WSCA was to establish the means by which participating states may join together in cooperative multi-State contracting. This approach helps states to achieve cost-effective and efficient acquisition of quality products and services. Cooperative purchases are developed by member states. There is no Vendor List.
NIC Partners WSCA Cisco Contract: One-Stop Shop for Cisco Products
Public sector customers can procure the entire suite of Cisco Networking Communications products and services under one interstate cooperative purchasing vehicle. This contract is open to WSCA member states and eligible political subdivisions and education entities (including K-12 and higher education) within these states.