After a publically competitive bidding process, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. today inks a four-year multifunction products (MFPs) contract with DuPage County, Illinois located in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
In conjunction with this accord - the leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business printing solutions innovator based in Irvine, California enters into a cooperative agreement with National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance. Through this arrangement, public municipalities and academic institutions throughout the United States may now purchase Toshiba's award-winning e-STUDIOTM products under the same terms of the DuPage County contract.
"The DuPage County, Illinois award with Toshiba provides public agencies throughout the country with a comprehensive offering of innovative multifunction products from a world-class provider," said Ken Heckman, vice president at National IPA.
"Toshiba is thrilled to become the multifunction product provider of DuPage County and welcomes the opportunity to streamline the document management needs for the County's employees," said Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Vice President of Sales Americas, Larry White. Through our alliance with National IPA, we are looking forward to servicing these same needs for other public agencies nationwide seeking to streamline their document workflow."
About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the world's eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment company. TABS is a leading managed document services (MDS) provider with experts that help organizations take control of document security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning EncompassTM managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIOTM line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information/thermal printing systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit www.business.toshiba.com and watch our corporate video on YouTube.
About National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance
National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (National IPA) is a cooperative purchasing organization established for public agencies across the United States with the specific purpose of reducing procurement costs by leveraging group volume.
All master agreements offered through National IPA are publicly solicited, awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, and held by a public agency/governmental entity. National IPA serves as the nationwide channel to offer the awarded agreements to public and non-profit agencies. This cooperative purchasing strategy offers lower costs, plus time and resource savings, to participating agencies.
Eligible participants include:
- State Government
- County Government
- City/Local Government
- Primary Education Systems
- Higher Education Systems
- Other Public Agencies
- Agencies for Public Benefit
National IPA is an optional program with no minimum purchase requirements and no fee to participate. The National IPA team of certified public procurement professionals, supply chain and cooperative purchasing experts is committed to bringing value to agencies nationwide. Recognized as respected leaders in the discipline by their peers and suppliers, this team of tenured professionals has held key public procurement positions in state government, local government and education.
For more information visit www.nationalipa.org.