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2015 Ford Interceptor Police Packages Ready to Order Now! The SPC Interceptor Sedan Contract and Utility Contact with Currie Motors, Frankfort, IL run through November 8, 2014 and Ford has now made the 2015 model years available to order. The new order forms may be found on our website at http://www.nwmc-cog.org/Suburban-Purchasing-Cooperative/Police-Pursuit-Vehicles.aspx. Ford has indicated that there will most likely be a price increase in November, so don’t delay placing orders. For questions or additional information, please contact Currie Motors Commercial Account Manager Tom Sullivan at 814-464-9200 or CurrieFleet@gmail.com.

SPC Awards New Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle Contract The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board has awarded the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle to Currie Motors of Forest Park from April 11, 2014 through April 10, 2015. Currie Motors submitted the lowest responsive, responsible bid, with a price of $27,608.00 for the standard equipped vehicle. One other bid was received by Raymond Chevrolet of Antioch for $30,945.00. The SPC reserves the right to offer this contract for up to three (3) additional one-year extensions upon mutual agreement of both the vendor and the SPC on a negotiated basis. For questions or additional information, please contact Tom Sullivan, Commercial Account Manager, 815-464-9200 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 708-771-2600, ext. 285 (Tuesday and Thursday), or curriefleet@gmail.com.

Sign Up for the May 21st Warehouse Direct Solutions Tour! Warehouse Direct Workplace Solutions will host a tour of their new facility located at 2001 South Mount Prospect Road in Des Plaines on Wednesday, May 21. Warehouse Direct Workplace Solutions is the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) program vendor for both the Office Supply and Janitorial Supply contracts. Municipal staff representing Purchasing, Administration, Public Works, Facilities, Police, Fire and IT Departments, as well as anyone who places orders for office supplies or janitorial supplies are encouraged to attend.

Tours will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., with lunch served at noon. Product specialists will be on hand to answer questions and review the services Warehouse Direct offers, including office and janitorial supplies, managed print services, coffee & break room supplies, furniture design and promotional products. Participants will learn how to earn e-commerce rebates and take advantage of bundling office supply orders with janitorial supply orders through Warehouse Direct to save paperwork, time and money. Please RSVP to Margaret Dawson, margaretdawson@warehousedirect.com or 847-631-7177.

Let Call One Help You Gain Control of Your Telecommunication Bills During a Lunch & Learn! The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Telecommunications vendor Call One invites all SPC members and contract participants to attend a lunch and learn meeting on the SPC Telecommunications Program. The session for SSMMA members is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the SSMMA offices, 1906 W. 174th Street, East Hazel Crest, IL. This informative, 90 minute session will cover the following agenda:

• Reasons why analog services are experiencing increases of over 100% in the past couple years • Options available to avoid these increases • Overview of the 2014 SPC contract award • State of the telecommunications industry • Update on legacy services and new service offerings (POTS, PRI, SIP) • Low baud replacement program (Alarms, Water/SCADA, Radio Towers) • Call One product and services update • Q&A

Village Managers, Assistant Village Managers, and/or IT Department Managers are encouraged to attend or send representatives. If you are unable to attend the May 7th presentation, other sessions are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, May 6 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference (DMMC) 1220 Oak Brook Road Oak Brook

Tuesday, May 13 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Northfield Village Hall 361 Happ Road Northfield

Wednesday May 14 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Will County Governmental League (WCGL) 3180 Theodore Street, Suite 101 Joliet

Call One has sent out invitations and their sales reps are contacting members. Please RSVP no later than one week before the session to Call One Association Relationship Developer Phillip Barnett, pbarnett@callone.com or 312-235-3870 (direct) or 847-814-7445 (cell). For additional information or questions, please contact Call One Association Director Bob Kintz, rkintz@callone.com or 312-506-5003 (direct) or 630-465-1485 (cell).

SPC Extends Fuel Contract with Palatine Oil The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board has approved the second of three (3) possible one-year contract extensions with Palatine Oil Co., Inc. of Schaumburg for the provision of diesel, bio-diesel, gasoline and ethanol fuels. The contract runs from June 5, 2014 through June 5, 2015. This program is in addition to the fuel hedging contract with Palatine Oil that runs through February 28, 2015. For questions or additional information on either of the SPC Fuel programs, please contact Palatine Oil General Manager Joe Fell, 847-358-3600 (office), 847-514-9483 (cell) or jfell@palatineoil.com.

Please support the SPC and SSMMA when making purchases and note that every municipality and government agency in the State of Illinois is authorized to participate in SPC Programs. Feel free to contact me at (708) 206-1155 or rita.kueny@ssmma.org with any questions or comments you may have regarding existing SPC programs or additional programs you might like to see added.

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