Compare Your Purchasing Process: RFP vs. Cooperative Contracts

The original intent for the Request for Proposal (RFP) process made sense. As part of the procurement process for state agencies, schools and non-profits, RFPs provided a clear way to find out...

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Topics: Efficiency, Education, Mitel Dealers, NJPA Contracts, Nonprofit, Contract Confusion

What You Need to Know about National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Membership

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) aims to simplify the purchasing and procurement process - and they do it through offering cooperative contracts to their members. The cost savings and...

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Topics: Education, NJPA Contracts, Nonprofit, Contract Confusion, Government

11 Easy Steps From NJPA Membership to Satisfied Competitive Solicitation

As a school district administrator or city purchasing official, you are likely familiar with the request-for-proposal (RFP) process. For quite some time, it's been an unskippable hurdle for...

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Topics: Education, Mitel Dealers, NJPA Contracts, Nonprofit, Contract Confusion, flexibility, Government

When You Should Start Thinking About Switching Telecom Services

When you think about switching telecom services, it’s not a small decision. You will probably need to read the fine print on documents that you may have chosen to ignore up to this point. It will...

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Topics: Change, Carrier Services, Business Services, Telecom, Contract Confusion, Upgrading