Graybar is a leading distributor of data/communication, networking, wireless, security, electrical and lighting products. Our U.S. Communities contract lowers your overall project and purchasing costs, while providing the quality of service and expertise customers expect from Graybar.
It is Graybar's corporate commitment to make our U.S. Communities contract the most cost-effective and efficient option for public agencies utilizing Graybar products and services.
The U.S. Communities program offers our best overall value to a state and local government agency. Our experience has shown we typically save an agency 5% or more on their total spend when compared to the agency's existing strategy.
With contract EV2370, we have extended the Volume Incentive Program (details found in Master Agreement Appendix C). This will allow the City of Kansas City and all other U.S. Communities participating agencies to potentially receive additional value through utilization of the program.
We have worked with key Graybar suppliers to negotiate reduced costs wherever possible on frequently purchased items in the core list provided. For items frequently purchased by multiple agencies, our proposal targets 5 - 10% savings to the participants assuming a consistent mix of product purchases.
Customized service and personal integrity are the foundations upon which Graybar builds the trusting, long-term relationships required in today's business environment. With over 2,000 customer service and sales representatives, Graybar is able to service U.S. Communities customers across North America.
An alliance with Graybar will result in a "strategic partner" that is focused on administrating a contractually compliant program that will reduce U.S. Communities participants overall material acquisition costs.
Our proven reliability means that you can count on Graybar to deliver continuity of operations no matter what the circumstances. The scalability inherent in our approach will enable us to provide seamless service.
(please reference EV2370 Appendix B-1, & C for Pricing/Cost details)
(please reference EV2370 B-2, & C for Pricing/Cost details)
(please reference EV2370 Appendix C for Pricing/Cost details)
Graybar can provide services to support the design and installation of any project using products sold through the contract.
Graybar uses the order consolidation process when items for a single customer order are being obtained from various sources and are to be re-shipped as one shipment to the customer.
Does the pricing meet competitive bid requirements?
Through cooperative purchasing laws, the U.S. Communities contract, by virtue of its public bid language, generally meets the requirements for bidding in the entire United States. This allows agencies to use the pricing without taking the time to create bid documents, entertain multiple vendor inquiries and document the bids. Placing the order through Graybar allows them to utilize a quality vendor repetitively without the cost of using unknown or less reliable vendors. View State Statutes for more details.
Does the competitive pricing apply, regardless of quantity?
There are no costs, minimum quantity requirements or spend limits associated with using the Graybar U.S. Communities program.
Is the pricing from a local government competitively solicited agreement?
The U.S. Communities pricing is the same pricing used to win the City of Kansas City, MO, EV2370 contract for Electrical, Lighting, Data Communications and Security Products and Related Products, Services and Solutions.
How does it save time and money?
The key value for the agency is resource savings. Most agencies today are spread thinner than ever. Agencies are downsizing administrative departments and retiring or departing purchasing and maintenance positions are left unfilled. The Graybar U.S. Communities contract provides a mechanism to save the time and costs associated with obtaining quotes or preparing bids.
How can my agency become a participating U.S. Communities member?
Click on the Register link at www.uscommunities.org/register and complete the quick and easy registration process.
Rob Rhoads | Strategic Contract Manager
Graybar East Districts
Mobile (202) 445-8992
Jeff Peskuski | Strategic Contract Manager
Graybar West Districts
Mobile (630) 640-4905
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