AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gonzalez Office Products, Official Contract Holder with TCPN (The Cooperative Purchasing Network), announced today that it has solidified an agreement with the TriMega Purchasing Association and its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Nationwide. TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative that competitively bids and awards contracts to vendors in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations, allowing other governmental entities (public and private schools, colleges and universities, cities and counties, hospitals and non-profit agencies) to "piggyback" on the work TCPN has already done for them. Under this unique agreement, TriMega's dealer members, including Point Nationwide participants, can now compete for the office supplies, school supplies, furniture and technology products business from thousands of public sector organizations utilizing Gonzalez's existing national TCPN contract through a subcontractor relationship.
Gonzalez Office Products was awarded the contract with TCPN in February 2010, based on their quality, customer service, proven performance and pricing. "We feel very fortunate to have the chance to help support the independent dealer community with this important TriMega endeavor which allows our fellow independent dealers to compete nationally with the superstores," commented Pamela Gonzalez, Vice President of Gonzalez Office Products. "Our TCPN contract has allowed us to grow our business, serve our local community organizations and capture increased sales in the public sector this past year, and we feel confident that it will do the same for dealers coast to coast through this TriMega agreement," she concluded.
"The Gonzalez contract has been very successful in its first year, and we are happy to extend this contract to hundreds of dealers across the country that can help provide goods and services to public entities nationally," commented Jason Wickel, Director of TCPN. "This combination will make TCPN the largest cooperative offering for office supplies," Wickel continued. "The addition of local, independent dealers to the Gonzalez contract enhances the unique service proposition provided by the entrepreneurial, local independent dealer, and offers public entities the opportunity to conduct business with more Minority-Owned (MBE) vendors, while leveraging the robust, sophisticated system platform of Point Nationwide," Wickel concluded.
"We are very excited about this agreement. It represents a critical win for independent dealers and TriMega & Point Nationwide members who now have a definite opportunity to compete and win market share in the vast public sector arena, a sector that has garnished tremendous attention and focus in the last year or so," commented Charlie Cleary, President of TriMega. "We're especially happy to be teaming up with such extraordinary partners for this powerful initiative. Both TCPN and the leadership team at Gonzalez Office Products have shown tremendous vision in helping to craft this agreement which will yield tangible benefits to the community-critical public organizations of TCPN as well as community-based independent dealer members of TriMega," he remarked.
About Gonzalez Office Products
Founded in 2002 by Wayne Gonzalez, Gonzalez Office Products is a minority owned business enterprise ( MBE ) based in Austin, Texas. The company is known for providing innovative procurement solutions while offering competitive pricing, excellent customer service, and prompt accurate delivery of orders. Gonzalez partners with a variety of customers across the state of Texas and beyond. Their clients include but are not limited to, other businesses, schools, law offices, hospitals and government entities. Visit www.gonzalezop.com for more information.
About TriMega Purchasing Association
The TriMega Purchasing Association is a not-for-profit member owned buying group serving office products dealers nationwide. The group helps its more than 590 members profit through group purchasing, rebate negotiation and tracking, the production of quality marketing materials and information sharing through networking and education at various TriMega events. For more information on the TriMega Purchasing Association, visit, www.trimega.org, call (847) 699-3330 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative established in 1997 under state law. TCPN competitively bids and awards contracts to vendors in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state laws. By leveraging one of the largest pools of purchasing potential, our contracts offer governmental entities the bulk purchasing power many are unable to command for themselves. Our mission is to help other governmental entities operate efficiently and economically. Visit www.TCPN.org for more information.
SOURCE Gonzalez Office Products