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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 12/11/14

The new Cisco NASPO ValuePoint Data Communications Products and Services Master Agreement AR-233 was fully executed on March 20, 2014. The Participating Addendum (PA) template is finalized and Cisco has begun negotiations with States. 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 Bonnie Bahnsen
East DC Executed PA Azad Yunus
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 Lori Nordlien
West South Dakota Executed PA Steven Berg
West Utah Executed PA Jeff Mottishaw
West Washington Executed PA Neva Peckham
West Wisconsin DECLINED TO PARTICIPATE Helen Mccain
West Wyoming Executed PA Dean Jeffries

New States Expressed Interest

Area State Status State Contact
East Florida Executed PA Brian Leger
West Illinois To be updated soon TBD
East Maine To be updated soon TBD
West New Mexico Begun Review Paul Kippert
West North Dakota To be updated soon TBD
East South Carolina Negotiating PA Norma Hall
East West Virginia To be updated soon TBD

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

Participating States on Current Contract Partner Onboarding Status

Area State Partner Onboarding Approach Application Due Date Status
West Alaska Select June 13, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West California Keep August 13, 2014 Authorized to Sell
East DC Canvas   Authorized to Sell
East Delaware Keep July 21, 2014 Authorized to Sell
East Florida Select October 2, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Hawaii Select July 11, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Idaho Keep July 7, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Iowa Select August 1, 2014 Authorized to Sell
East Kentucky Select July 8, 2014 Authorized to Sell
East Louisiana Keep August 22, 2014 Authorized to Sell
East Michigan Select June 25, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Missouri Keep August 1, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Montana Keep August 6, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Nevada Select May 23, 2014 Authorized to Sell
East New Hampshire Select June 13, 2014 Authorized to Sell
East New Jersey Keep August 7, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Oregon Keep June 3, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West South Dakota Canvass August 13, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Utah Keep May 2, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Washington Select May 22, 2014 Authorized to Sell
West Wyoming Canvass August 18, 2014 Authorized to Sell

New States Expressed Interest Partner Onboarding Status

Area State Partner Onboarding Approach State Contact
West Illinois Select Pending Executed PA
East Maine Select Pending Executed PA
West New Mexico Select Pending Executed PA
West North Dakota Select Pending Executed PA
East South Carolina Select Pending Executed PA
East West Virginia Select Pending Executed PA

Partner Onboarding STATUS KEY

KEY Details
Keep Existing Partners on the CURRENT contract will be transitioned over to the NEW contract if all requirements listed in "Administrative" Status have been met. New Partner additions will be considered after all Participating States have been fully implemented if the Participating State authorizes Cisco to add new Partners.
Select Cisco will invite Partners to apply for a limited number of slots to become an Authorized Reseller in this Participating State. Partners will be selected based on predetermined objective selection criteria.
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.

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

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