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Making a Connection: Wireless services with focus on public safety, first responders

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www.sourcewell-mn.gov

STAPLES, Minn. – When minutes could mean the difference between life and death, first responders and public service agencies require access to the latest offerings in technology and wireless equipment to close that gap.

Adding to a diverse list of products and services, Sourcewell has awarded contracts to AT&T and Sprint in its Wireless Voice and Data Services category; meaning participating agencies can purchase from these world-class vendors for voice, data, and messaging.

Contract Administrator Dave Duhn said this category includes products and services tailored specifically for public safety, including FirstNet – a communications platform dedicated to first responders – providing a wireless, broadband network that delivers information more quickly when timing is critical.

Additionally, the category includes smartphones, cell phones, tablets, Wi-Fi devices, chargers and accessories, and related services for all Sourcewell members.

“Our members and the public service agencies we serve have an ever-growing need for wireless providers,” Duhn said, “and through this category, we have an opportunity to provide some of the best solutions for public safety, government, and education.”

Following a competitive solicitation process, Sourcewell awarded two cooperative purchasing contracts offering access to three top brands:

AT&T Mobility National Accounts, LLC | 080119-ATT

AT&TWireless voice and data services, Internet of Things (IoT), smartphones, tablets, 5G, 4G LTE.

FirstNet Built with AT&TWireless voice and data services, emergency communications, Band 14 spectrum, enhanced Push-to-Talk (ePTT), Internet of Things (IoT).

Sprint Solutions, Inc. | 080119-SPT

SprintWireless voice and data services, text and email messaging, smartphones, tablets, mobile hot spots, handsets, Internet of Things (IoT), fleet and asset tracking, sensors, mobile security, BYOD solutions.

These contracts are now available to all Sourcewell members throughout the United States. Purchasers from participating agencies – public or nonprofit – save time and money by streamlining the procurement process with cooperative purchasing.

 

About Sourcewell
Sourcewell is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota’s nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with more than 400 awarded suppliers on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.