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The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board is pleased to announce the approval of two new programs to supply vehicle/truck parts and manage fleet inventory operations. The agreements piggyback onto programs offered by the National Joint Purchasing Alliance (NJPA), a Staples, Minnesota based national municipal contracting agency created by state statute in 1976.

NAPA Parts NJPA Contract #062916-GPC (SPC Contract #169) brings more than 400,000 NAPA Parts and Accessories to contract purchasing. NAPA is the leader in automotive & truck replacement parts, auto-body & paint products, tools & equipment, specialty parts, accessories, and service items. Two-hour delivery is generally available throughout the U.S. from 6,000 stores in all 50 states. Non-locally stocked products generally ship next day from 59 distribution centers. Utilizing NJPA’s national, competitively solicited contract gives technicians the parts they need, when they need them, saving time and money while satisfying all SPC bidding requirements.

NAPA IBS NJPA Contract #061015-GPC (SPC Contract #168) supplies on-site and offsite vendor managed inventory operations with government fleet and warehousing facilities. NAPA-IBS can provide key added- value assistance to government fleet organizations to help their shops parts operation run smoothly and efficiently. NAPA Auto Parts, utilizing their own resources and strategic partnerships with numerous additional local and national resources currently provides parts, service and expertise necessary to provide a reliable and complete “dedicated” on-site source of repair parts and services for NJPA/SPC members to:

  1. Achieve a significant reduction in administrative procedures

  2. Reduce transactional costs through centralized billing across multiple vendors

  3. Deliver increase in on-demand parts availability

  4. Drive increases in fleet technician performance

  5. Reduce vehicle downtime in fleet operations

  6. Eliminate obsolete parts and shrinkage costs through efficient parts room management technologies Significantly reduce the cost of parts and warehouse inventory ownership

  7. Provide a turn-key sourcing solution service that will enable government agencies to operate the repair and warehouse facilities more efficiently, resulting in savings of funds through cost avoidance

 The agreements commenced February 8, 2017 and will continue through the term of two years, with an option for an additional year by mutual agreement of the parties. Over the coming weeks, staff will work with NJPA to formally publicize the program to SPC member governments, so please look for additional details. In the interim, please contact NWMC Program Manager for Purchasing Ellen Dayan, 847-296-9200, ext. 132 or edayan@nwmc-cog.org for additional information.  Staff contact:  Ellen Dayan

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