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KI Awarded Nationwide Educational Furniture Contract Available Through National IPA

July 17, 2015

GREEN BAY, WIS. - KI has announced a new educational furniture contract available through National IPA. This agreement was competitively solicited and awarded by Norfolk Public Schools, VA (Contract #2015000067) and includes "piggybacking" language that allows public procurement officials from local and state government agencies, K-12 school districts, higher education and nonprofits across the nation to utilize the agreement. Now, agencies nationwide have the ability to select a wide range of educational furniture and fabric solutions at favorable pricing. 

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National IPA is a cooperative purchasing organization established for the specific purpose of reducing procurement costs by leveraging group volume. 

"KI is proud to build upon and expand its unique partnership with National IPA," said Dick Resch, chief executive officer, KI. "This educational furniture contract reinforces KI's leadership position in education and will allow greater accessibility to KI's expansive education product portfolio while making our furniture even more affordable for all qualified purchasing agencies." 

The new 4-year cooperative contract, effective immediately through March 4, 2016, covers a wide range of products, including KI's Intellect Wave® classroom furniture, award-winning Learn2™ seatingBackbone™ media platformGenius® architectural wallUniframe® tables and more. 

KI manufactures innovative furniture and architectural wall system solutions for educationhealthcaregovernment and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit www.ki.com.


About National IPA:

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) is a cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to serving public agencies and educational institutions nationwide. All cooperative agreements available through the National IPA program have been competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a public agency/governmental entity (e.g. state, city, county, public university or school district), utilizing the best public procurement practices, processes and procedures. The lead agencies are independent of the cooperative allowing the agency to be focused on the best value for the agency. The lead-agency not only prepares the solicitation, but awards, administers and utilizes the agreement for its own needs thereby limiting the award to the supplier that provides the best value to the agency and agencies nationwide. 

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