June 19, 2009 11:10 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - Mitel® today announced that the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) has awarded Mitel with the exclusive telecommunications vendor contract allowing NJPA's 28,000 plus municipal agencies the ability to purchase Mitel Unified Communications Solutions without going to tender.
After a competitive bid between Mitel and Avaya, Mitel won the contract based on product quality, customer service, pricing, and overall market leadership to become the first telecom vendor with the NJPA.
The NJPA is a municipal contracting government agency that serves all education, government, and non-profit agencies across the United States. The NJPA solicits, establishes, and facilitates competitive bid purchasing contracts on behalf of its member agencies.
"The NJPA bid evaluation committee awarded Mitel a vendor contract based upon product quality, overall market leadership and creating best value for our members in both established and green-field environments," says Mike Hajek, director of business development and marketing, NJPA. "Mitel is recognized for its innovative secure solutions and commitment to open standards. These are key elements of what our members need in unified communications solutions."
"NJPA makes it easier to bring best-in-class products and services to organizations across the United States without having to go through the timely and costly procurement process," says Matt Oess, vice president global, national, and government division, Mitel. "Everyone at Mitel, including the Mitel Business Partner community, look forward to working with the 28,000 NJPA members to dramatically change how they communicate."
About National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA)
The National Joint Powers Alliance® is a Municipal Contracting government agency which serves all education, government, and non-profit agencies nationally. NJPA solicits, establishes, and facilitates competitively bid purchasing contracts on behalf of its' 28,000+ member agencies. NJPA's mission is to serve its membership by providing the structure and process to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of procurement by leveraging the benefits of contract purchasing.
Mitel delivers flexibility and simplicity in smart unified communications solutions and applications for organizations of all sizes. Combined with a full range of managed services that include voice and data network design and traffic provisioning, custom application development, and attractive financing options, Mitel is reinventing how successful organizations gain competitive advantage by easily collaborating and communicating over distance and time with customers, colleagues and partners. Mitel's (www.mitel.com) US headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona. Global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.
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