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Call One Offers Free Voice/Collaboration Capabilities to Essential Public Sector Personnel During this unprecedented time of workforce disruption, Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Telecommunications Program Vendor Call One is offering to provide voice and collaboration capabilities to essential Public Sector personnel free of charge until June 30, 2020. There are no strings attached and the offer applies to our entire membership, not just current Call One SPC customers.

These Call One cloud-based tools are easily downloaded to remote worker laptops and cellular phones. To expedite your request to support essential public sector personnel, please use the Call One form that is posted on the NWMC website by visiting this page.  The form allows you to provide Call One with a concise list of your critical Police, Fire, Health Care personnel, triaged by critical need. Additional information may be found by visiting ENABLE WORK FROM HOME WITH CALL ONE UC

The collaboration tool allows users to create and conduct meetings with audio, video and screen sharing capabilities for up to ten people. Tools to support up to 100  participants are also  available to a limited number of users. Once registered, users should forward their office phone numbers to the Call One soft phone numbers they are provided to start making and taking calls.  The soft phone operates seamlessly on a PC or cellular phone. The platform allows users to switch calls between devices as needed. The numbers Call One provides for this free service are temporary through June 30, but you can make arrangements with Call One after that date for permanent numbers.

For those not familiar with Call One, the company is a premiere vendor partner of the NWMC. As the SPC Telecommunications Vendor (Contract #188), Call One provides voice and data services to customers throughout the United States, including a full portfolio of advanced Unified Communications services. More information about Call One may be found by viewing the company’s website,

For questions or additional information regarding these solutions please contact Call One Account Executive Patrick Doolin, 312-252-4964 (office), 708-514-5127 (cell) or or Account Executive Paul Goldenberg, 312-496-6692 (office), 847-272-3882 (cell) or

SPC Truck Equipment Contract Expires March 31 The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) has been informed that Auto Truck Group of Bartlett has declined the second of three (3) possible, one-year contract extensions for Truck Equipment (Contract #176), so the agreement will expire on March 31, 2020. Auto Truck Group informed staff this week of its decision to increase focus on its large fleet business. The SPC Governing Board will consider issuing a new RFP for the program.

In the meantime, Auto Truck Group will honor the 60-day timeframe in our contract to complete any outstanding business or new business that may arise prior to the end of the contract. For questions or additional information, please contact staff or Pete Petrizzo, 630-360-1819 or

 NWMC Spring Surplus Vehicle & Equipment Auction Still Set for April 21 The spring NWMC Surplus Vehicle and Equipment Auction will still be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. at America’s Auto Auction, 14001 S. Karlov Avenue in Crestwood. If we are still under the stay-at-home order and engaging in social distancing, America’s AA has notified staff that it will run the vehicles and equipment through their auction lane and only accept online bids. Now is the time to inventory vehicles and equipment for disposal in the NWMC auction, the proceeds of which help support operations of the organization. The summer auction will be held on July 21 and the fall date is set for October 20. In addition, America’s Auto Auction hosts online sales on par with other government surplus Internet auctions. For questions or additional information, please contact staff or Berry Ellis, 312-371-5993 or

SPC Renews Lane Marking Contract at 2019 Prices! Due to extraordinary circumstances in the time of COVID 19, the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board has decided that it is in the best interest of our members to extend the SPC 2020 Thermoplastic Lane Marking (Contract #158) to Superior Road Striping of Melrose Park. The contract will run from April 12, 2020 through April 11, 2021 and contains no price increases as follows:

Item Description


Unit $4″ Marking LineLF$0.526″ Marking LineLF$0.7612″ Marking LineLF$1.5224″ Marking LineLF$3.78Marking Letters & SymbolsSF$3.51RemovalSF$0.41

Please note that this award is not in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), so participating communities may not utilize Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds. That said, Superior Road Striping must comply with all IDOT rules and regulations, as well as prevailing wage and certified payroll. For questions or additional information, please contact staff, or Superior Road Striping staff Joan Yario or Sandy DeHoyos, 708-865-0718 or

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