Purchasing Contracts & Grant Opportunities

 

We are registered with State purchasing contracts which help streamline the bidding process. We also work closely with our clients to secure funding through grant opportunities. We offer free consultations, site visits and an accurate scope of services for your grant proposals.

COSTARS

COSTARS is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s cooperative purchasing program and serves as a conduit through which registered and eligible local public procurement units (LPPUs) and state-affiliated entities (together “members”) are able to leverage contracts established by Department of General Services to cost effectively and efficiently identify suppliers/vendors with whom to do business.

DES is a COSTARS vendor with the following purchasing contracts. Click on the manufacturer logo to visit their website:

  • 003-393 – IT Hardware: Items to support multimedia communications and LANs; servers and data storage.​

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fortinet
hp
  • 040-062 – Maintenance, Repair, & Operation Equipment & Supplies (“MRO”): Security products

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alertus_logo

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axis

dsx

eaton

genetec

hanwha techwin

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onssi

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  • 034-071 – Theater (Auditorium) Furniture, Fixtures, Audio/Visual Equipment and Musical Instruments: Audio, camera and monitor equipment and accessories; podiums, lecterns and stands; presentation equipment and accessories; projectors and accessories; video conferencing equipment

amx

avined

biamp

chief

christie

clearone

crestron

crown

exact

jbl

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listen

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ITQ

Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) is the name given to certain multiple award contracts issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pursuant to Section 517 of the Procurement Code. ITQ contracts may be solicited by an invitation for bids or a request for proposals.

ITQ 4400005429 – Master IT Services, Cabling Services

ITQ 4400022495 – Security – Equipment/Repairs/Upgrades

 
 
 

PEPPM

PEPPM is a national technology bidding and purchasing cooperative designed to streamline the purchasing process for school districts, colleges, cities, counties, state governments, libraries and other public agencies and nonprofits.

 

The program reduces the time, effort and cost by ensuring the most favorable pricing and complete bid protection.

 

DES is the awarded PEPPM vendor through Dec. 31, 2021 for the following product lines:

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chief
hid
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DES is an authorized PEPPM reseller for the following product lines:

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hp
sharp

E-Rate

The Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as E-rate, provides discounts for telecommunications, internet access and internal connections to eligible schools and libraries. Discounts range from 20% to 90%, with higher discounts for higher poverty and rural schools and libraries. Recipients must pay some portion of the service costs. 

 

E-rate is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

2020 Filing Window: January 15, 2020 – March 25, 2020

How We Can Help: Our sales team is deeply knowledgeable in E-Rate funding and can support you with your application. We will consult with you about your technology requirements and strategize the optimal ways to utilize E-Rate coverage for your school campus.

 

DES E-rate SPIN/498 ID: 143004490

 

Open Grant Opportunities

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) Grant

Grant Summary: The School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS program is a competitive, federal award program that provides funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds. The award funds evidence-based school safety programs and covers a broad range of deterrent hardware and communication technology

Grant Funding: Up to $50 million in funding is available for FY 2020. Applicants could receive up to $500,000. There is a 25% contribution match (which could be waived if the recipient has a severe financial need).

 

Application Deadline: April 29, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

How We Can Help: We offer a full line of security solutions and can provide a no obligation security evaluation. Our team of talented engineers can develop a proposal to assist your state or local government in the application process. We can also offer technical advice and long-term security planning.

 

Contracts & Grant News

  • E-rate filing window opens, unaffected by government shutdown

    Eligible schools and libraries can now apply for E-rate funding for FY2019. The filing window runs Jan. 16 through March 27, 2019.

  • $52M available now in safety, security grants for PA schools

    More than $52 million is available in school safety and security grants through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

  • New funding for school security technology: What does it mean?

    The STOP School Violence Act provides $1 billion through 2028 for school safety grant programs.

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