SEATTLE, WA and Pittsburgh, July 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - National Purchasing Partners (NPP) and WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC) have a new competitively bid, publicly awarded contract that offers electrical and other industrial supplies to government entities at highly competitive rates.
NPP helps thousands of public entities nationwide save time in the procurement process. With a wide range of competitively bid and publicly awarded contracts, agencies can purchase off of existing contracts without going to bid, and the contracts comply with government procurement requirements.
The improved contract with WESCO, which went into effect April 1, 2013, significantly expands the number of products that are available through NPP to now include electrical, security and data communications, wiring and cabling, and street lighting.
WESCO is a leading distributor of electrical, data and telecommunications, safety, security, and maintenance supplies. WESCO also offers energy-efficient products, including solar panels and LED lighting. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 branches in North America and international markets.
"We have worked with WESCO for years, and we are extremely happy to have this new contract," says Molly Deter, NPP's Government National Account Manager. "The contract and partnership help government entities navigate the waters of public procurement, and will save them money at the same time."
"Our relationship with NPP gives public entities access to WESCO's broad range of products and services and to our knowledgeable customer service representatives and sales team who can answer questions and address their needs," says Lee Osterman, WESCO's Government General Manager.
To learn more about the new contract's offerings and pricing, visit the NPP website. If your organization isn't already a NPP member, you can join for free and there is no obligation to purchase. For more information visit: http://www.nppgovernment.com or call 877.329.8847.
National Purchasing Partners
Jody Chatalas, Director of Communications
Keely Maroney, Account Manager, Government
WESCO International, Inc.
Daniel A. Brailer, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) product, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2012 annual sales were approximately $6.6 billion.
The company employs approximately 9,000 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.
About National Purchasing Partners
National Purchasing Partners is a cooperative purchasing organization that offers competitively bid and publicly awarded contracts for our members. Members receive discounted rates on essential products and services from prominent industry companies, including Goodyear, Staples, John Deere, Playworld Systems, WESCO and more.
Membership is free, and there is no obligation to purchase. Members have access to items such as wireless service, electronic devices, equipment, office and industrial supplies, furniture, printing and commercial flooring.
Public entities, such as city or state governments, can utilize our competitively-bid, publicly-awarded contracts. These contracts comply with national and local procurement requirements, and save organizations both time and money in the purchasing process.
NPP was founded in 2001, and is now one of the largest cooperative purchasing entities in the country. NPP is owned by Virginia Mason Medical Center, recently named the top hospital of the decade, and much of NPP's revenue supports medical research and other healthcare initiatives. NPP also partners with several organizations and associations, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs and various other nonprofits.
NPP also serves thousands of companies nationwide in a wide variety of other industries, among them construction, transportation, fire and rescue, energy, legal and finance.
Registering to become a member is easy. Visit http://www.nppgovernment.com to join. If you would like more information or have questions, contact NPP at customerservice(at)nppgovernment(dot)com or call 877.329.8847.
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CONTACT: National Purchasing Partners Jody Chatalas Jody.Chatalas@mynpp.com 206.625.7446
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