NJPA and Siemens Enter Into Fire and Enterprise Security Contract

  NJPA and Siemens Enter Into Fire and Enterprise Security Contract

Business Wire

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. -- May 21, 2013

The Minnesota-based National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) recently awarded
Siemens Industry Inc.’s Building Technologies Division with a four-year
national contract for the procurement of facility security services. The
contract allows the agency’s more than 50,000 members to streamline the
procurement process by leveraging a pre-competed national contract, saving
members time and money. It also facilitates project planning and startups, as
Siemens can work directly with the individual members.

NJPA is a municipal contracting agency that has the legislative authority to
nationally procure contracts, equipment, and service opportunities for its
members. Member agencies include all government, higher education, K-12
education, non-profit, and all other public agencies located throughout the
U.S. Leveraging contract purchasing solutions nationally enables contracted
suppliers and member agencies to work smarter and more efficiently as they do
business with one another. Approximately $1 billion in products are purchased
annually through NJPA contracts.

For this particular facility security contract, NJPA assessed bids from a
number of contenders. Breadth and quality of products and services offered,
industry success and experience, competitive pricing, highly developed sales
force, and extensive sales and service infrastructure were all important
considerations.

“Certainly, price was a consideration in our selection, but so too were
quality and credibility,” says Tony Glenz, NJPA contract manager. “Siemens
earned high marks in all categories. We also liked the structure of its branch
office organization, which will allow the company to respond to our members on
a local level with qualified sales and service support.”

A systems manufacturer as well as a solutions integrator in enterprise
security, Siemens’ Building Technologies Division partners with public safety,
emergency managers, and loss prevention professionals to provide turnkey
solutions. Its security offerings include video surveillance and advanced
analytic systems, access control systems, intrusion detection, fire alarm,
monitoring services, advanced mass notification and emergency communications,
command and control/PSIM, state-of-the-art IP connectivity, and integration.

“We look forward to working with the members of NJPA on this unified
purchasing alliance,” says Rob Welton, national business development manager
at Siemens Industry, Inc. “All organizations, whether defined as a city,
non-profit, or educational entity, are looking for ways to get the best
products in a timely fashion, without duplicative expense. Siemens and the
NJPA contract accomplish this with fire and security technology for NJPA
members in a world-class way.”

More information on the National Joint Powers Alliance can be found at
www.njpacoop.org.

The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with
approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for
metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products,
systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound
transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and
security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and
Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more
information, visit http://www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities

The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Zug, Switzerland) is the world
leader in the market for safe and secure, energy-efficient and
environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As technology partner,
service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies
has offerings for safety and security as well as building automation, heating,
ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management. With around
29,000 employees worldwide, Building Technologies generated revenue of 5.8
billion Euro. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies

Contact:

Siemens Infrastructure & Cities, Media Relations
Allison Britt, 847-941-5724
Allison.britt@siemens.com