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    Sourcewell Cooperative Contracts vs. RFPs: Process Comparison [Infographic]

    By: Jason Boutwell
    December 27, 2020

    The budget year is coming to an end, and your business needs to upgrade its telecommunication systems. There are two choices when it comes to making a purchase: the standard Request for Proposal (RFP) process or a cooperative contract from Sourcewell. What are the differences bet…

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    Simplify Your Competitive Solicitations Process | With Sourcewell’s Dave Duhn

    By: Jason Boutwell
    December 21, 2020

    You’re likely here for 1 of 2 reasons: You’re frustrated with your organization’s competitive solicitations process and requirements (and potentially looking for alternative solutions). You’ve heard of Sourcewell and want to know more. If you can relate to either of these, you ar…

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    How Audio Visual Solutions Impact Schools in a COVID-19 Environment

    By: Jake Vande Hey
    July 27, 2020

    A teacher was walking along the beach and she spotted a bottle in the sand. When she picked up the bottle, a Genie popped out and told her she could have one wish. "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii,” the teacher said. “But I get seasick on ships and I'm afraid to fly.  Could yo…

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    5 Problems with the RFP Process & Why You Should Consider a Sourcewell Contract

    By: Jason Boutwell
    May 14, 2020

    For those of you who manage purchasing for a government agency or school system, the RFP process tends to slow things down. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a more complex exercise than assembling an RFP, sending it out and hoping you get something back that you can use.

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    Two Ways to Get a Mitel Phone System: Sourcewell vs. RFP

    By: Jason Boutwell
    May 30, 2019

    Government, education and nonprofit agencies typically have two options when it comes to purchasing a phone system and satisfying their competitive solicitation requirement:

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    An Updated Phone System can Minimize School District Interruptions

    By: Jason Boutwell
    January 4, 2019

    Each generation has its own memory of being called down to the school office. Some experienced a knock at the door by the school secretary. Others remember the request broadcast over a PA system or announced by the teacher after a call on the classroom telephone. It's a familiar …

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    4 Ways Sourcewell Contracts Help Schools, Government Agencies and Nonprofits

    By: Jason Boutwell
    November 13, 2018

    It can be difficult for any organization to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, especially considering the expense typically associated with doing so.  Not-for-profit organizations are met with budgetary and process challenges that make investing in the technology they ne…

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    You Can Choose a Mitel Phone System on a School-System Budget - Here's How

    By: Jason Boutwell
    September 25, 2018

    One of the toughest balancing acts for decision makers in the education field is the task of upgrading technology throughout the district, while staying within budget and meeting the purchasing process requirements. School districts have strict guidelines when it comes to updatin…

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    School District Implements a Mitel Phone System Through Sourcewell

    By: Jason Boutwell
    August 23, 2018

    All across the nation, school districts continually face budget cuts, leading to financial hurdles. The push to make their dollars go further can be a difficult task, especially with the ever-present need to stay up-to-date with current technologies. So how does a district stay c…

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    Get Your Next Phone System Faster + More Affordable with a Cooperative Contract

    By: Jason Boutwell
    July 27, 2018

    The purchasing process for government, education and healthcare organizations is not always easy or efficient. It often involves the complexities of the RFP process, followed by the equally challenging bidding process. Then, if everything moves forward without issues (which is so…

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