STAPLES, MN - National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) contracts #102811 were recently awarded by the NJPA Board of Directors under the category of "Passenger Cars, Light Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty Trucks with Related Accessories." NJPA contracts are nationally solicited, competitively bid, and awarded on behalf of NJPA current and potential government and education member agencies.
In response to a national solicitation and resulting competitive bid and evaluation process, NJPA has awarded:
|Secured Mobility, LLC dba Keyless Ride||102811-SML|
|Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA)||102811-MMN|
|Smith Electric Vehicles US
|Empire Southwest, LLC dba Empire Truck and Trailer||102811-ESW|
|Husky Trucks, LLC
|National Auto Fleet Group||102811-NAF|
|Northside Ford Trucks
Within the Accessories sub-section of this procurement, NJPA has awarded DriveCam, Inc., and Keyless Ride for their extensive line of vehicle accessory products and equipment.
For the Alt-Fuel subsection of this procurement, NJPA has awarded Northside Ford/Gresham Ford, CODA, Smith Electric, and Mitsubishi.
- Northside/Gresham's joint offering is limited to the Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric vehicles and the Roush CleanTech LP gas/CNG conversion packages.
- The CODA, Smith Electric, and Mitsubishi offerings also consist of electric vehicles, but NJPA sees very limited overlap in these equipment offerings. Therefore, NJPA has elected to award these responses and make all of these vehicle options available to its membership.
Oshkosh, on behalf of its featured Striker line of Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles, is awarded a contract for its airport snow, fire, and emergency utility vehicles which will be a unique safety equipment asset for airport members and municipalities that service airports.
Husky Trucks is awarded for its medium-duty line of cargo step-vans, and its Isuzu line of cab-over trucks. Empire Southwest is awarded for its Mitsubishi cab and chassis truck, offering depth and breadth to NJPA's equipment offerings is this area of equipment.
National Auto Fleet Group (NAF) is awarded for its full line of cars and trucks. The NAF response demonstrated a very innovative Web-based ordering system featuring pricing and selection of vehicle options format, which allows the company to offer more than 1,200 models of cars and trucks, each with an extensive offering of factory and dealer applied options. National Auto Fleet Group, a subsidiary of a franchised new car dealer, demonstrated the ability to sell and service members in all 50 states for the manufacturers including but not limited to, Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, and Toyota. Large over-the-road truck line includes Mac and Volvo.
"It was exciting to the see the vehicle industry support and respond to our national contract concept and national solicitation. The value and efficiencies to both our members and our vendors will prove and validate this new and innovative way to procure vehicles," said NJPA Director of Contracts & Marketing Mike Hajek.