Approved NASPO ValuePoint Supplier
Sentinel Offender Services is proud to be an approved NASPO ValuePoint Supplier. Sentinel has been a WSCA-NASPO contractor (contract #14600) since inception of electronic monitoring as a WSCA category in 2002. Since the NASPO-WSCA consolidation in 2013, Sentinel is the only NASPO contractor (contract #00212) approved in all five technology categories.
- Sentinel is the only vendor to receive awards in all WSCA-NASPO categories
- Sentinel is the only vendor to receive perfect maximum technical evaluation
- Sentinel is the only vendor to receive maximum possible reference customer evaluation scores in all WSCA-NASPO categories
- Sentinel performs more Optional Vendor Provided Offender Services than all other NASPO contractors combined.
WHAT IS NASPO?
NASPO ValuePoint is a cooperative purchasing program that facilitates public procurement solicitations and agreement using a lead state model. This non-profit organization provides State Chief Procurement Officers with the support and procurement resources they need.
Since 1993, NASPO ValuePoint has been the cooperative purchasing arm of NASPO (the National Association of State Procurement Officials). The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCANASPO) provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By using the leadership and expertise of all states and their collective purchasing power this delivers best value, reliable, competitively sourced contracts, encouraging, fostering and guiding the nation’s most significant public contract cooperative. NASPO ValuePoint is a unified cooperative which aggregates the demand of all states, the District of Columbia, organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities.
The Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) was a group of 15 western states in NASPO that conducted cooperative purchasing. WSCA was a NASPO program. It was the oldest of NASPO’s cooperative alliances and began in 1993. The current NASPO Cooperative began in 2006. In 2013, as WSCA became more successful and cooperative efforts grew, NASPO consolidated its two cooperatives and created the single member, nonprofit, limited liability company, the NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization. This meets the increasing needs for resource assistance in cooperative procurement among all states nationally.
Leo Carson, Sentinel Vice President of strategic sales, talks about Sentinel and what it means to be an approved NASPO VALUEPOINT supplier.