October 3, 2016 (Dallas, TX) BSN SPORTS and US Games today announced their new partnership with cooperative purchasing organization National IPA. National IPA, a founding member of the National Coalition for Public Procurement, awarded BSN SPORTS/US Games the comprehensive Athletic and Physical Education Equipment contract in an effort to help public agencies and educational institutions reduce costs and administrative burden.

National IPA’s contracts are competitively solicited, evaluated and awarded by a government entity acting as the lead agency. These lead agencies are considered to be the best in public procurement and adhere to the highest standards of procurement. The contracting process is the foundation of National IPA and sets the company apart from other cooperatives and ensures that industry best practices, processes, and procedures are applied.

“National IPA is pleased to be partnering with BSN SPORTS/US Games to offer this competitively solicited and awarded agreement lead by Region 4 ESC. As the nation’s largest distributor of athletic and P.E. equipment, BSN SPORTS/ US Games provides exceptional distribution capability along with compelling value that will benefit National IPA’s participating agencies throughout the country,” said Ken Heckman, Senior Vice President of Account Management for National IPA.

This 3 year agreement will allow BSN SPORTS/US Games to provide the best pricing for in-stock athletic and P.E. equipment to the school and institutional markets.  “BSN SPORTS/US Games is proud to partner with National IPA, the largest cooperative purchasing agency in the country,” said Kurt Hagen, Executive Vice President of BSN SPORTS/US Games.  “This Athletic and P.E. Equipment contract makes us the ideal supplier for K-12 and collegiate programs.”

The new partnership between BSN SPORTS/US Games and National IPA is available to public agencies and educational institutions as of October 1, 2016.

Visit www.nationalipa.org/Vendors/Pages/BSNSPORTS.aspx for more information.

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