New U.S. Communities Contract
Torrance, CA, November 30, 2017 – Virco, Inc. today announced it has been awarded a five-year contract to supply educational furniture, equipment and related product and services to public agencies registered with the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia served as the lead public agency and awarded Virco the contract after carefully evaluating proposals from several other bidders.
The exclusive award is Virco’s fourth contract for educational furniture through the U.S. Communities cooperative purchasing program and includes two additional two-year options. The U.S. Communities program provides procurement resources and solutions to more than 55,000 local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofits.
“We are proud to continue our relationship with U.S. Communities,” said Brian True, Vice President of National Sales for Virco, Inc. “Through this new contract, we are able to offer installation services with no minimums, new vendor partners to help cover the 16 functional areas of the contract and our Quick Ship and Classroom Basic Program that includes over 3,200 products.”
Virco’s contract includes hundreds of educational furniture and equipment products that meet all functional areas of the K-12 educational environment and is supported by our PlanSCAPE® project management program. PlanSCAPE is a free service that handles all aspects of the furniture planning and procurement process – from the needs assessment through installation. It is the only project management program that enables customers to purchase furniture and equipment available through the U.S. Communities contract.
“We are excited that Prince William County is able to provide the U.S. Communities contract for educational furniture to public agencies,” said Anthony Crosby, CPPO Administrative Coordinator for Prince William County Schools. “Virco provided a winning combination of products and services for education facilities. Together, we are committed to helping U.S. Communities and its participating agencies be successful.”
About U.S. Communities
U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. U.S. Communities was founded in 1996 as a partnership with our National Sponsors. Today, our National Sponsors include the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Governors Association. U.S. Communities is the first cooperative purchasing program to earn the NIGP Accredited Cooperative (NAC) accreditation. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than $2.3 billion in products and services annually.
Virco is the industry-leading manufacturer of furniture and equipment for K-12 schools. Since 1950, Virco has been proud to design, manufacture and assemble our products in the U.S., at two facilities in Torrance, California, and Conway, Arkansas. Collections include seating for healthy movement; technology-ready tables, and a range of collaborative tables and desks for flexible classrooms. For large-scale FF&E purchases, Virco’s complimentary, hassle-free PlanSCAPE service delivers on-time, on-budget solutions.