Ormond Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 16, 2014
Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation’s largest provider of high-speed notification solutions, was recently awarded a contract with the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) to provide Mass Notification services to more than 90,000 agencies nationwide that are eligible to use the organization’s cooperative purchasing contracts. Through a competitively solicited request for proposal process, NCPA agencies representing both the public and nonprofit sectors are now eligible to purchase ECN’s CodeRED community notification services and Code-ED K-12 notification services directly through the contract.
ECN was selected to provide Mass Notification services following the NCPA’s careful consideration of the quality, performance and pricing of ECN’s services. There are no costs or obligations from eligible agencies participating with NCPA. Agencies interested in ECN products do not have to go out for solicitation as NCPA contracts meet their bidding requirements.
“Organizations are increasingly tasked with the burden of seeking out a particular service, evaluating a number of vendors and then soliciting pricing to find the best solution. The NCPA does all the work for agencies, making it even easier to secure our quality solutions at the best possible price without going through the cumbersome RFP or RFQ process that may delay an agency’s ability to use what could be a critical service,” said ECN President David DiGiacomo.
“ECN’s notification solutions fill a void agencies were asking for regarding mass notification contracts. We look forward to the opportunities this partnership brings to organizations that are in need of a reliable and highly affordable notification solution,” said Jonathan Applegate, NCPA Director of Operations.
ECN’s Code-ED solution provides K-12 administrators high-speed capabilities to send both routine and emergency notifications to students, staff and parents via telephone calls, text messages, emails, RSS feeds, digital signage and sirens, as well as automated severe weather warnings. Many schools use the Code-ED solution to deliver automated attendance calls. The easy-to-use system runs on the same robust infrastructure as the industry-leading CodeRED solution that is used by local, state and federal agencies across the country and Canada. The CodeRED system has been successfully used to relocate thousands of missing children and effectively keep residents informed of severe weather and other emergency events. The system also serves as a tool to engage first responders for both routine communications and emergency situations.
About National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance
National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) is a leading national government purchasing cooperative working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. NCPA utilizes state of the art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure all public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices. For more information, click here.
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a Web-based product suite featuring six major services: CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages in a multimodal approach; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated alerts to people in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; Code-ED® for use by school systems to improve communications with their communities; CityWatch™, a premise based, full featured outbound and inbound communication notification system; SmartNotice™, a business continuity and staff notification solution and MyDailyCall™ for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids. For more information, click here.