BSN SPORTS and US Games have announced their new partnership with cooperative purchasing organization National IPA. BSN SPORTS/US Games is a distributor of athletic and physical education equipment.

National IPA, a founding member of the National Coalition for Public Procurement, has awarded BSN SPORTS/US Games the comprehensive Athletic and Physical Education Equipment contract. Through the cooperative pact, public agencies and educational institutions can work to reduce costs and administrative burden.

National IPA's contracts are competitively solicited, evaluated and awarded by a government entity acting as the lead agency. The lead agencies adhere to procurement standards. The contracting process is the foundation of National IPA, 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 led by Region 4 ESC,” said Ken Heckman, senior vice president of account management for National IPA in a statement. He said the contract would benefit National IPA's participating agencies throughout the U.S. The Region 4 Education Service Center is based in Houston. The center provides services to 55 school districts in Texas.

The three-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. "This Athletic and P.E. Equipment contract makes us the ideal supplier for K-12 and collegiate programs," said Kurt Hagen, executive vice president of BSN SPORTS/US Games.

The partnership between BSN SPORTS/US Games and National IPA became available to public agencies and educational institutions on October 1, 2016. Go here for more information.

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