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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

Beyond the Surface with Hellas Sports Construction
Hellas’ role in the sports construction industry goes beyond the sports surface. Hellas strives to be the best sports construction company with the dedication to the communities that they serve. With a promise to give the best no matter the location, the obstacles, or the job, Hellas considers, understands, and incorporates the values of the communities that they serve every day.

Founded in 2003, Hellas continues to fill a unique role in the marketplace by offering clients construction and design services coupled with top-notch sports surfaces, which have been developed and tested in house.

The Hellas supply chain, consisting of Polymers, Fibers, and Textiles, all contribute to the three sports surface lines housed under Hellas: epiQ Tracks®, Matrix® Turf, and TPS® Court Surfaces. Each component that goes into Hellas’ variety of sports surfaces is hand selected and inspected. Since Hellas conducts all stages of manufacturing in house, total control of product and quality of product are guaranteed time after time.

“Our cooperative partnership with 1GPA brings added value to the services offered by Hellas,” said Ruth Hawley, Director of Cooperative Purchases at Hellas. “1GPA has allowed our customers to easily procure the highest quality products available in our industry.”

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1GPA NEW CONTRACTS AWARDED

Architectural Services

- ADM Group
- Associated Architects
- BWS Architects
- Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
- DLR Group
- EMC2 Architects
- Hunt & Caraway Architects
- Michael Taylor Architects
- Orcutt/Winslow
- SPS Architects
- Thompson Design Architects

Fire and Safety Inspections, Products & Svc. Solutions

- Alarm Electronics & Comm. (AEC)
- Amer-X Security
- Climatec
- Commercial Systems Tech (CST)
- Copper State Fire Protection
- Corporate Technology Solutions (CTS)
- ECD Systems, LLC. 
- Fire Security Elec & Comm (FSEC)
- Logicalis
- Low Voltage Communications, Inc. 
- Metro Fire Equipment, Inc. 
- RCI Systems, Inc. 
- Safeguard Security
- Sierra Fire and Communications
- Western States Fire dba Api National Svc Group
- Wilson Electric dba Netsian

Cost Recovery & Containment Services

- 2717 Group, LLC. 
- Cost Control Associates, Inc.
- Utility Audit

Custodial Services

- ABM
- GCA Services
- Olympus Building Services
- SSC Service Solutions

* Under Evaluation/Soon to Be Awarded:
Engineering Services (Bid Opening Date is 7/7/2016).

UPCOMING EVENTS

20-23
JULY
AASBO 63rd Annual Conference & Exposition
J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort – Tucson, AZ
14
SEPTEMBER
AASBO Meeting and Luncheon
EVIT - Mesa, AZ
15-17
SEPTEMBER
AZ Rural Schools Annual Conference
Little America – Flagstaff, AZ
23-25
SEPTEMBER
TASA/TASB Convention
George R Brown Convention Center- Houston, TX
23-26
SEPTEMBER
ASBO International Annual Conference
Phoenix, AZ
4-6
OCTOBER
Texas Municipal League Conference
Austin, TX
20
OCTOBER
AZ State Capital Chapter of NIGP Regional Conference and Vendor Expo
Mesa Convention Center – Mesa Arizona
23-25
OCTOBER
ASA Superintendent Conference
Prescott Resort – Prescott, AZ
9
NOVEMBER
AASBO Meeting and Luncheon
Glendale Civic Center
9-11
NOVEMBER
Texas Public Purchasing Assoc Fall Conf.
Holiday Inn Midtown – Austin, TX
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Overspending on little things adds up to billions wasted across government
Government Executive
Federal agencies are potentially overspending billions of dollars each year by allowing employees to make small purchases on government charge cards instead of using the government's buying power to negotiate discounts, a new report found.
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How to evaluate the total cost of ownership
Government Procurement
In procurement today, one valuable approach that is widely used in private market procurement remains underutilized government agencies: Total Cost of Ownership. Even though TCO allows purchasers to move toward sustainable and long-term cost saving strategies rather than short-term benefits and the lowest price, many agencies still select suppliers based on price without looking at the full value a supplier can offer.
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Procurement study finds risks in state contracting and oversight
Richmond Times-Dispatch
A new Virigina study by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission found that the state’s decentralized procurement system allows agencies to agree to high-risk contracts in many cases without including penalties, incentives, and performance measures to ensure the state gets its money’s worth from the deals, or a termination clause to get out of them.
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New procurement rule boosts price transparency
FCW
Under a new rule that went into effect on June 22, the General Services Administration has eliminated two complex award-tracking requirements while mandating that federal contractors supply more detailed data on the prices agencies are paying for goods and services through certain contract vehicles
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*Articles in this section are chosen from a variety of news sources. Clicking on them will take you to the author's website. An article's inclusion here does not necessarily imply 1GPA endorses, verifies or supports the content or opinion of the article.
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