SPC Updates-August 5, 2022

Granite to Host SPC Telecommunications Customer Portal Webinar

On Friday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m., Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Telecommunications Program (Contract #205) vendor Granite Communications will host a webinar outlining their Customer Portal. This free event will be led by Granite Supervisor of Client Services & Government Accounts Rachel Roach and will cover the following topics:

  • Accessing the Portal - from anywhere, even on your phone.

  • Overview of what you can do in the Portal - all of the available features and information. ∙ Running Usage Reports - how to run usage reports and other helpful reports on your monthly usage, calling partners and network.

  • Downloading invoices - how to download invoices and even pay them through the Portal. ∙ Inventory of all Services - how to access your service inventory and customize how your account is set up.

  • Opening and Monitoring Trouble Tickets - how to open a trouble ticket online and check the status of any repairs.

  • How to export your invoices into your AP system - how to export your invoices and download them into your AP system without having to retype the information.

  • Q and A – There will be time to answer any questions that you might have and show you how to get help.

If anyone in your agency would like to attend, please have them contact NWMC Purchasing Director Ellen Dayan, edayan@nwmc-cog.org. For more information on the webinar, please contact Rachel Roach, 617-837-5900 (office); 860-377-5478 (cell); or rroach@granitenet.com. To review the complete lineup of services offered by Granite, please contact Senior Sales Executive Frank Ventrella, 630-649-0823 or fventrella@granitenet.com

SPC/Sourcewell Alliance – The Future of Electric Vehicles is Here. Are You Ready? As previously reported, the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative has been working with Sourcewell to provide additional resources and raise awareness of the exciting opportunities provided by this joint purchasing alliance. Below please find information from Sourcewell regarding a fleet electrification seminar series:

The NAFA Fleet Management Association can help you master the tools needed to electrify your fleet. Expand your fleet electrification toolkit and learn how to make the case for EV adoption taking into account available models, fuel prices, electricity prices, charging equipment configurations, vehicle prices, vehicle ownership structures, vehicle miles traveled, and emissions during the EV Tools of the Trade Online Seminar Series.

The Transition Planning & Analysis for Electric Vehicle Fleet Adoption online seminar series runs from August 10- 19, 2022. This multi-part online series will help you lead your fleet into the electric age putting critical tools of the trade to work for you. Building on your existing knowledge, EV fleet thought leaders will help you determine how adoption can energize your bottom line, reduce your carbon footprint, and deliver unparalleled convenience to your team.

Case studies will help you understand the ins and outs of each tool through real-life application, as we review leading tools that assist fleet managers with understanding and quantifying the benefit of electrification.

Ultimately, you will learn how to make the case for EV adoption taking into account available models, fuel prices, electricity prices, charging equipment configurations, vehicle prices, vehicle ownership structures, vehicle miles traveled, and emissions.

This online seminar series consists of five 75-minute live online sessions that feature case studies showcasing each EV tool through real-life application. Register for the full series, or register for one or more individual sessions. Individual sessions are $25 for NAFA members, $50 for nonmembers. The full series is $99 for NAFA members; $199 for nonmembers.

All sessions will take place from Noon – 1:15 p.m. ET (schedule subject to change)

  • August 10: DRVE | Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification | REGISTER

  • August 12: AFDC | Alternative Fuels Data Center | REGISTER

  • August 15: AFLEET | Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation | REGISTER ∙ August 17: SPARK | State Plug-In Adoption Resource Kit | REGISTER

  • August 19: SHOWCASE | EV Supplier Solutions | REGISTER

This is the first of what we anticipate will be many topical and timely educational forums that the SPC will offer through Sourcewell. For additional information, please contact NWMC Purchasing Manager Ellen Dayan, at 847-296- 9203, or edayan@nwmc-cog.org

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