Mitel Awarded Contract to Provide Business Communications Via National Joint
Powers Alliance to 50,000 Member Agencies
Continues as Member of Select Group of NJPA-Approved Vendors Selling Into
Government Agencies, Education Institutions, and Not-For-Profit Organizations
OTTAWA, Aug. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a
global leader in business communications, has been awarded the National Joint
Powers Alliance (NJPA) contract for telecommunications, wireless, and related
equipment and services. This is the second time Mitel has been awarded an NJPA
contract. Under the contract, NJPA provides the pathway for its government,
education and non-profit member agencies to purchase Mitel solutions through
its competitive contract bidding process.
St. Cloud, Minnesota, for example, has leveraged the NJPA program to expedite
the procurement process for a Mitel solution with partner Marco Inc. to
support the city's communications and computer infrastructure. Now
implemented, the solution supports 14 city facilities, including police, fire,
public utilities, city hall and park shelters. Watch the following video for
more details: http://bit.ly/1ohk6Pg
The agreement covers Mitel's portfolio of communications and collaboration
products, contact center solutions and cloud services.
"This contract award with Mitel is a perfect fit," said Mike Hajek, Director
of Contracts and Marketing at NJPA. "Mitel is known for its innovative and
cost-effective products and services. These are key elements to what our
members are looking for in a business communications solution. Mitel is a
strong addition to our family of awarded vendor partners."
The NJPA is a public agency serving as a member-focused cooperative for nearly
50,000 member agencies throughout the United States. NJPA national contracts
offer an easy, timesaving procurement process for all levels of government and
education. Awarded contract suppliers, such as Mitel, have the advantage and
benefits of contract selling and are in a favored position to be selected by
NJPA members through contract purchasing decisions.
"The National Joint Powers Alliance greatly streamlines the procurement
process for its government, education and non-profit agency members with easy
access to the best solutions in the industry. Joining this elite group of
contract suppliers validates the strength of our business communications
portfolio and represents a tremendous opportunity for Mitel to work closely
with the vast network of NJPA agency members," said Jeff Nolan, VP strategic
channel development and vertical markets, Mitel.
Mitel underwent a stringent review by NJPA of its products, services and
support capabilities before being awarded the contract for a second time. This
NJPA awarded contract makes Mitel solutions readily available for use by NJPA
member agencies; across the U.S. Members include state and local government
administrations, federal government agencies, healthcare providers, food
services suppliers, transportation networks and utilities as well as diverse
affiliations of member tribal nations.
For more details on organizations that have successfully leveraged NJPA to
procure Mitel solutions, watch http://bit.ly/1oEYr6y
The National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) is a municipal contracting
government agency that serves education and government agencies nationally
through competitively bid and awarded contract purchasing solutions. 50,000
Member agencies enjoy the value and commitment of the world-class NJPA awarded
Vendors. Go to www.njpacoop.org to join NJPA at no cost, obligation or
liability. Learn more about the now over 150 contract solutions available to
our Member Agencies.
Mitel®(Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications
that easily connect employees, partners and customers -- anywhere, anytime and
over any device, for the smallest business to the largest
enterprise.Miteloffers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's
broadest portfolios and the best path to the cloud. With more thanUS$1
billion in combined annual revenue, 60 millionend-usercustomers worldwide,
and #1 market share in Western Europe,Mitel is a clearmarket leader in
business communications. For more information, go towww.mitel.com.
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