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

    By: Jason Boutwell
    June 11, 2019

    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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    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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    Government Agencies Can Apply Mitel Phone Systems to Better Serve Communities

    By: Jason Boutwell
    October 9, 2018

    While new and better technology is always nice to have, the real reason for upgrading your technology is to enhance the way you do business. For government agencies, this often equates to better serving the members of their communities.

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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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    Struggling to Keep Remote Employees Connected? A Mitel Phone System can Help

    By: Jason Boutwell
    April 23, 2018

    Keeping remote employees connected without hurting collaboration or lowering productivity can be a struggle for today's businesses. Luckily, technologies that allow employees to work from outside the office without feeling disconnected do exist. As an added benefit, enabling remo…

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    Which Business Phone Solution is Right for My Government Agency?

    By: Jason Boutwell
    February 27, 2018

    Government agencies face difficult management and administrative tasks on a daily basis. And when it comes to a service like telephone communication, the solution is often anything but basic. This is especially true when some agencies are contained within four walls and others ha…

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    You Can Upgrade Your Organization's Phone Systems and Stay on Budget

    By: Jason Boutwell
    December 22, 2017

    Due to strict budgets and competitive solicitation guidelines, government agencies, school systems and nonprofit organizations often run into struggles and frustrations when updating their technology. The process of purchasing new phone systems can be lengthy and doesn't guarante…

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

    By: Jason Boutwell
    October 6, 2017

    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 the National Joint Powers Alliance. What…

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    Getting the Phone System You Need with SOURCEWELL Contracts [Slideshare]

    By: Jason Boutwell
    August 23, 2017

    If you are responsible for upgrading or replacing the phone system for an education, healthcare, government or nonprofit agency, this blog is for you.

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