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Get information and access documents related to the New NASPO ValuePoint Data Communications Products and Service Contract #AR233 (14-19) based on BID# JP14001. Get the latest status and updated current activity.

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Term: June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2019 Contract Number AR233 (14-19)

Please click a state on the map or choose from the drop-down list below it to view details and status on the NASPO ValuePoint Data Communications Products and Service Contract in that State.

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  • Light BlueState Expressed Interest
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NVP Cooperative Purchasing Organization

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) has formed a subsidiary entity, the NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization (WSCA-NASPO), to manage its national cooperative purchasing program. WSCA-NASPO was formed in October of 2012 and began operating officially on January 1, 2013.

A 21-member Management Board has been appointed to oversee the operations and activities of the new organization.

Since 1993, the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) served as the primary cooperative purchasing arm of NASPO and encouraged, fostered, and guided participating members to work collaboratively in an effort to create true procurement cooperatives. WSCA-NASPO represents a unified, nationally-focused cooperative purchasing program that will leverage the collective expertise and experience of WSCA and NASPO, aggregate the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five organized territories, and their political subdivisions and other eligible entities, and help spur innovation and competition in the marketplace.

All authorized governmental entities in any state are welcome to use WSCA-NASPO cooperative contracts with the approval of that state's State Chief Procurement Official. Cooperative purchasing benefits states as well as cities, counties, public schools, institutions of higher education and other eligible entities.

Get answers to questions frequently asked about NASPO ValuePoint (NVP).

Who can use NVP contracts?

All governmental entities within a state are eligible to use NVP contracts, if the governmental entity has the legal authority to use their home state's contracts. If you are not sure, check with either your home state's chief procurement official or contact Paul Stembler, NVP Cooperative Development Coordinator, Email: Paul StemblerEmail Icon

For a list of Participating States under the Cisco NVP AR233 (14-19) contract, click here.

Getting Started with NVP - Requesting to Execute a Participating Addendum with Cisco

For NVP Member States and Territories:

  1. Download, review and complete a copy of the NVP Participating Addendum template. Please refer to the Customer Instructions - Completing NVP Cisco Data Comm PA V2015 for further details. Email us a copy of your State's completed Participating Addendum template to begin the process with Cisco.

For Political Subdivisions: If your State does not have a Participating Addendum with Cisco and does not plan to execute one, but your agency or entity wishes to use Cisco's NVP Master Agreement AR233 (14-19), please do the following:

  1. Your Procurement Director must obtain prior written approval from your State's Chief Procurement Officer in order to participate under the terms of Cisco's NVP Master Agreement AR233 (14-19).
  2. Ask that your State's Chief Procurement Officer forward the written approval to 1) Paul StemblerEmail Icon, NVP Cooperative Development Coordinator, and ii) contact us at NVP HelpEmail Icon. Cisco will then review your request and will get back to you accordingly. Please be advised that it is Cisco's preference to hold a Participating Addendum at the State level so that all eligible public sector entities within the State can use the procurement vehicle. However, Cisco will consider all requests by individual entities and respond accordingly.


Contract Term:

Start Date: June 1, 2014

End Date: May 31, 2019

Renewals options: N/A

Awarded Categories

5.2.1 Data Center Application Service

5.2.2 Networking Software

5.2.3 Network Optimization and Acceleration

5.2.4 Optical Networking

5.2.5 Routers

5.2.6 Security

5.2.7 Storage Networking

5.2.8 Switches

5.2.9 Wireless

5.3.0 Unified Communications (including Video Conferencing)

Refer to your State's Participating Addendum to confirm the authorized product and services in scope for purchase.

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Pricing and Discounts

The NVP Cisco Master Agreement AR233 (14-19) is a "discount off list price" contract. Contract pricing is benchmarked to Cisco's current US Availability Global Price List as updated during the contract term. Minimum contract discounts off the Cisco US Availability Global Price List have been established for eligible purchasers. The minimum discounts offered by Cisco is firm for the contract term. However, additional incremental discounts may be offered during the term by Cisco Authorized Resellers in addition to the minimum, guaranteed discounts offered by Cisco.

Please refer to Exhibit 1 to Attachment C - Cost ScheduleDOC Icon for further details on minimum contract discounts.

Product Discount: 35%

Service Discount:

Cisco SMARTnet Discount % (Government) Discount % (Education)
1-Year Contract 10% 25%
3-Year Prepaid Contract* 17% 28%
5-Year Prepaid Contract* 21% 30%

Technical/Maintenance Services (Not Under SMARTnet Program) 10%

Training/Learning Credits 0%

Advanced Services (Non-SOW Based) 0%

Authorized Cisco Resellers

Cisco has authorized certain Cisco qualified resellers to resell Cisco Products and Services under this buying vehicle. Prequalified resellers are authorized to directly take orders from authorized purchasers as well as invoice and receive payment under this contract.

Click here to obtain contact information for the authorized resellers in your area.

Ordering and Payment

Customer ordering and fulfillment under this buying vehicle is done directly through resellers who are authorized by Cisco to take orders, invoice customers, and receive payments, and to act as the primary points of contact for billing inquiries.

Click here to obtain contact information for the authorized resellers in your area.

Shipping and Delivery

Shipping terms are FOB Destination. Shipping and handling charges are prepaid by Cisco (Contractor) and/or Authorized Cisco Resellers (Subcontractors) and are included in the net price. All freight charges are included in the cost of the equipment quoted to Authorized Purchaser. No additional freight charges shall be added or itemized on invoices. Title and risk of loss shall pass to Customer upon delivery. Please refer to Section 8.4, Attachment A of the new NVP Master Agreement for full details.

Cisco Bid Response

Cisco Executed Contracts

Executed Participating Addendums

Cisco Participating Addendum Template

Cisco Reporting Requirements:

Updated as of 10/01/2015

The Cisco NASPO ValuePoint Data Communications Products and Services Master Agreement AR233 (14-19) was fully executed on March 20, 2014. Please refer to the tables below for status on the State PAs:

Participating Addendum Status

Area State Status State Contact
West Alaska Executed PA Matthew Pegues
West California Executed PA Cynthia Okoroike
East DC Executed PA Chris Yi
East Delaware Executed PA William Pickrum
West Hawaii Executed PA Stan Mato
West Idaho Executed PA Gregory Lindstrom
West Iowa Executed PA Karl Wendt
East Kentucky Executed PA Stephanie Williams
East Louisiana Executed PA Kim Gueho
East Michigan Executed PA Michael Breen
West Missouri Executed PA Brent Dixon
West Montana Executed PA Rick Dorvall
West Nevada Executed PA Marti Marsh
East New Hampshire Executed PA Paul Rhodes
East New Jersey Executed PA Vicente Azarcon
West Oregon Executed PA Kimberly Leeker
West South Dakota Executed PA Steven Berg
West Utah Executed PA Christopher Hughes
West Washington Executed PA Neva Peckham
West Wisconsin Begun Review Sara Redford
West Wyoming Executed PA Mandy Gershmel

New States Expressed Interest

Area State Status State Contact
East Connecticut Executed PA Steven Gorman
East Florida Executed PA Brian Leger
West Nebraska Negotiating PA Nancy Storant
West New Mexico Begun Review Paul Kippert
East South Carolina Negotiating PA Norma Hall
East Vermont Executed PA Stephen Fazekas

Participating Addendum STATUS KEY

KEY Details
Begun Review State is reviewing new Master Agreement and PA Template
Draft PA Cisco or State has begun drafting or drafted unique State terms and conditions on PA Template
Negotiating PA Cisco & State are actively negotiating PA terms and conditions
Executed PA Cisco and State have fully executed PA

Updated as of 11/05/2015

The Partner Onboarding Process is an extensive process that typically takes several weeks to complete from start to finish before Partners are Authorized to Sell. There are several steps that are taken to ensure fair evaluation of all interested Resellers and as such, please note, the "Estimated Time Frame" is dependent upon several variables that could affect the estimated date. Please check back regularly as any changes to the Estimated Time Frame will be updated on the table below:

Area State Est. Timeframe for Next Round # of Slots Available Application Due Date Status Additional Details
West Alaska November 2015 TBD TBD Internal Prep  
West California November 2015 5 TBD Internal Prep  
East Connecticut April 2016 TBD Not Currently Onboarding Not Currently Onboarding  
East District of Columbia March 2016 TBD Not Currently Onboarding Not Currently Onboarding  
East Delaware November 2015 TBD TBD Internal Prep  
East Florida 2015 Adds Complete
January 2016
2 Added 2015 04/01/2015 Authorized to Sell Next round 2016
West Hawaii November 2015 TBD TBD Internal Prep  
West Idaho November 2015 TBD TBD Internal Prep  
West Iowa Reached state cap limit N/A Not Currently Onboarding Not Currently Onboarding Max # of Partners reached
East Kentucky 2015 Adds Complete
May 2016
3 Added 2015 Not Currently Onboarding Authorized to Sell Next round 2016
East Louisiana November 2015 TBD TBD Internal Prep  
East Michigan July 2015 8 7/24/2015 Selection Pending State approval to proceed
West Missouri 2014 Adds Complete
December 2015
4 Added 2014 12/12/2014 Authorized to Sell Next round Dec 2015
West Montana 2015 Adds Complete
May 2016
1 Added 2015 5/15/2015 Authorized to Sell Next round 2016
West Nevada November 2015 3 11/18/2015 Application  
East New Hampshire 2015 Adds Complete
March 2016
2 Added 2015 3/13/2015 Authorized to Sell Next round 2016
East New Jersey November 2015 2 TBD Internal Prep Seeking Tier 3/4 focused Partners
West Oregon State determines when Partners are added N/A N/A Not Currently Onboarding State not adding Partners
East South Carolina November 2015 25 4/21/2015 Pending executed PA  
West South Dakota November 2015 2 10/15/2015 Selection  
West Utah 2015 Adds Complete
January 2016
4 added 2015 1/12/2015 Authorized to Sell Next round 2016
East Vermont 2015 Adding 3
October 2016
3 8/26/2015 Administrative 2 Authorized To Sell
West Washington November 2015 TBD TBD Internal Prep  
West Wyoming May 2015 2 5/6/2015 Administrative 1 Partner Authorized to Sell

Partner Onboarding STATUS KEY

KEY Details
Pending Executed PA Cisco is still in negotiations with the State on the Participating Addendum and cannot begin onboarding activities until the PA is executed
Internal Prep Participating Addendum has been executed and CMO is working with the State and Cisco Sales team to determine the selection criteria.
Application Application has been sent out to Partners; pending Partner Submissions; or submissions are being reviewed and finalized for final Partner Selection.
Selection Final Partners selected and sent to the State for review and final approval. Partners will be notified only after approval has been received from the State to proceed.
Administrative Selected Partners must pass all Legal and Financial due diligence checks; complete all Cisco and State required paperwork and requirements; and execute a USPSS.
Authorized to Sell Selected Partners have completed all administrative onboarding requirements, has been or will shortly be published on the Website as an Authorized Reseller, and has received the official Cisco notice that they are Authorized to Sell.

Partner Onboarding Process

For any questions or inquiries regarding the new NVP contract, please send an emailEmail Icon with the following details:

  1. Full Name
  2. Company
  3. Title
  4. Email Address
  5. Related Participating State(s) inquiry is referencing
  6. Detailed inquiry/request