NetApp Awarded First WSCA/NASPO Master Price Agreement
Contract Simplifies the NetApp Procurement Process for State and Local Governments and Education
VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced it has
been awarded a WSCA/NASPO Master Price Agreement by the State of Minnesota,
Materials Management Division (MMD), on behalf of the Western States
Contracting Agency (WSCA) and the National Association of State Procurement
Officials (NASPO). The agreement makes NetApp a qualified provider of
cost-effective storage solutions for states, cities, counties, public
schools, and institutions of higher education in participating states.
"This WSCA/NASPO agreement is a major milestone in our continued investment
in serving the needs of state and local governments," said Regina Kunkle,
senior director, State and Local/Higher Education, NetApp. "Now
participating organizations have a simplified process with established
negotiated prices for ordering NetApp® products and solutions to
efficiently manage their data."
NetApp WSCA/NASPO customers will be serviced by select local NetApp
partners who have been authorized specifically for their primary states.
These resellers focus on assisting WSCA/NASPO customers in the purchase and
use of NetApp products available under the contract and will:
Provide quoting and configuration services.
Supply expert technical assistance.
Support field sales and engineering staff.
Selected resellers will host an electronic catalog for WSCA/NASPO
and support online ordering and tracking.
The Master Price Agreement, which became effective on September 1, 2009,
has a three-year term, with the option to extend on an annual basis for two
additional one-year terms. Most states either have a signed contract or
authorize their local units of government to sign a participating addendum
to use the contract.
For more information on NetApp products and services available on the
WSCA/NASPO contract or learn about executing a WSCA Participating Addendum
with NetApp, visit http://www.netapp.com/us/how-to-buy/wsca/.
The Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) was formed in October 1993
by the state purchasing directors from fifteen NASPO western states. The
primary purpose of creating WSCA was to establish the means by which
participating states may join together in cooperative multi-state
contracting. This approach helps states to achieve cost-effective and
efficient acquisition of quality products and services. Cooperative
purchases are developed by member states. There is no Vendor List.
Membership consists of the central procurement official that heads the
state central procurement organization (or a designee for that state) from
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. All
governmental entities within WSCA states as well as authorized governmental
entities in non-WSCA states are welcome to use the approved agreements.
Cooperative purchasing benefits states as well as cities, counties, public
schools and institutions of higher education.
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