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Aug 30
2018

Put the Power of “Many” to Work for You!

By: Patti Stewkesbury

 

Kohler is now a preapproved vendor of Sourcewell and that is excellent news for any government agency looking to procure equipment easily and without the challenge of an RFP process.  Formerly known as the National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA), Sourcewell can help you save time and money by combining the buying power of more than 50,000 government, education and nonprofit organizations. Just select Kohler for your power products and Sourcewell does the rest.

Sourcewell holds hundreds of competitively solicited cooperative contracts ready for use. Kohler is one of only three power generation equipment suppliers selected as a vendor.

So, say you’re the superintendent of a school district or the director of a government agency, with Sourcewell it is easy to secure the equipment and technology required to stay competitive, without facing the frustrations and potential issues involved with vendor selection or an RFP process

1. What is Sourcewell?

Sourcewell is a member-focused public cooperative of more than 50,000-member agencies throughout the United States. It is a municipal contracting agency that operates as a public entity. All of Sourcewell's staff are public employees, just like the members who participate in the program. Sourcewell memberships are free and they offer the opportunity for cost savings on equipment and technology. Procuring through Sourcewell allows for the elimination of often required RFP processes.

2. What is Sourcewell’s purpose?

There are many initiatives Sourcewell pursues on behalf of its members, but its primary purpose is to create a national cooperative of contract purchasing opportunities for products and services on behalf of its members. Cooperative contract purchasing opportunities save members time and money in their search for equipment and technology, whether it means buying a power system or identifying a print service provider.

4. How is it that Sourcewell offers affordable contract purchasing solutions when members pay no fees or dues to join? How is it funded?

Sourcewell is supported financially by the vendors providing products and services to members. Because vendors have the potential to secure multiple contracts and thousands of sale opportunities through one purchasing contract solution, the value of working with Sourcewell is evident. Vendors pay an administrative fee to Sourcewell based upon a percentage of sales processed through the competitive solicitations process.

Those fees cover the costs of contract marketing and facilitation, as well as offsetting the operational costs incurred. Sourcewell receives no state or federal support, but rather, is a self-funded organization.

5. Who is eligible for membership?

Sourcewell membership is available to any government agency, education institution (private or public), tribal entity or nonprofit organization. Any organization that falls into one of these categories is eligible for membership.

There is no cost associated with Sourcewell, either upfront or long-term, and your organization faces no obligation or liability upon joining. Sourcewell's contract purchasing program is available to organizations within nonprofit, education and government services sectors with no minimum contract purchasing requirements or commitments.

If you would like more information or you’re looking to purchase a generator through the program, contact Kinsley Group at 800-255-3503 or Sales@kinsleypower.com for help with the process.


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