The Architecture of Innovation: Utah`s ValuePoint Cloud Services Procurement «Collaboration is one of the best kept secrets in creativity.» John Briggs, Fire in the Crucible (2000) In 2017, the State of Utah won the NASPO Cronin Award for Excellence for its acquisition of Cloud ValuePointTM solutions. The agreements cover the three cloud service models […] All authorized government agencies are cordially encouraged to use nASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA-NASPO) approved agreements. You will find other restrictions in a certain status that participates in participation. In 2002, NASPO leaders launched the NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Committee to help Member States enter into cooperative multi-thality contracts, both in the western region and outside the western region. Like the original WSCA model, NASPO helps Member States in all regions to implement cooperative multi-state contracts. In 1993, the 15 countries of the NASPO Western Region came together to create a way for states to partner with cooperative multi-state contracts to achieve a cost-effective and efficient acquisition of quality products and services. This group was better called WSCA, the Western States Contracting Alliance. This group included Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The WSCA has been a national leader in facilitating cooperative purchasing for states, cities, counties, public schools and universities. These contracts were managed by a western regional state and followed an audit process managed by state directors in the western region. NASPO — The National Association of State Procurement Officials — is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the public procurement community through education, research and communication. It consists of the directors of central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.
NASPO is an organization in which membership agents play a leading role in professional public procurement, improve the quality of purchases and purchases, exchange information and work together to improve efficiency and profitability. NASPO ValuePoint is pleased to be readmitted as a co-operative in the State of Illinois, so that public and local authorities in Lincoln country can benefit from the lowest discounts and the most advantageous prices for goods and services available through NASPO ValuePoint cooperation contracts. And by looking at these diagrams and adding the savings possibilities, you`ll see a name change that looks like a wedding. That`s right, the graphics for «WSCA» have now become «WSCA/NASPO» on most of their websites. Indeed, this development was explained to me this week, when I was at a conference call where we were discussing the possibilities for several states to save money and be more efficient in our ordering work. In addition, more and more states are striving to offer common technology services across traditional borders. As we heard at the National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) conference in October, Member States are jointly providing services in areas such as cybersecurity, security recovery, GIS and more. . For all returns, a return authorization number is required and all returned items must be in a new state.
If the returned device is not in a new condition, a minimum filling fee of 20% may be charged. The purpose of this convenience, multi-state contract is to purchase public safety communications equipment and programs as they are needed.