SIA Confirms Cooperative Purchasing Under GSA Schedules Program
SIA’s Government Relations Committee has led the electronic security industry’s effort to expand “cooperative purchasing” â€” which opens up new business opportunities for SIA members and industry suppliers.
“This new GSA rule…will essentially increase the potential number of state and local customers who will buy security products and services through the GSA Schedules Program,” said Donald Erickson, SIA director of government relations.
Under this rule, products and services will receive increased visibility before state and local governments who will get the benefits of federal prices deemed fair and reasonable. Of particular significant to SIA members is a provision of the GSA rule that provides for “advanced purchasing” which allows state and local governments to acquire products and services before a disaster or terrorist attack takes place.