The technology purchasing process for public institutions like state and local governments and school districts can be challenging. There is often a need to purchase products and services in an expedited fashion to meet technology objectives. Public bidding and RFP requirements can slow the purchasing process and delay deployment schedules, however.
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (or NASPO) has established a ValuePoint Master Agreement to allow government agencies to purchase technology products and services at a competitive and pre-negotiated price. NASPO merged its Western States Contracting Alliance (or WSCA) with NASPO in January 2013 thus forming a national cooperative purchasing organization. NASPO allows government agencies to purchase without bid with the comfortable knowledge that they are getting a competitive price negotiated by a national agency.
VPLS Solutions is proud to offer our California-based government clients products and services through NASPO ValuePoint. For the past four years, VPLS Solutions has been listed on Brocade’s NASPO ValuePoint Contract (contract number AR214) for hardware, software and support sales. VPLS Solutions is also one of a very few Brocade partners that can also offer Brocade installation services through the NASPO ValuePoint contract. This honor is a testament to the engineering expertise VPLS has demonstrated in Brocade products.
As of 2016, VPLS Solutions is also an approved reseller for Nimble Storage solutions through the NASPO ValuePoint contract (contract number MNWNC-122), making us one of only seven approved Nimble Storage NASPO ValuePoint partners in California. In addition, VPLS Solutions also offers a unique Nimble Storage replication service that governments and schools can leverage to replicate their Nimble data to VPLS’s Nimble cloud.
Contact us to learn how we can help you with all of your Brocade and Nimble Storage NASPO ValuePoint needs.