BOCA RATON, Fla. - February 11, 2010 - ADT Security Services today announced the signing of a four-year cooperative contract with Fairfax County, Va. that allows the county's public agencies and schools to satisfy their department's competitive bid requirements to purchase ADT security equipment and services.
Fairfax County awarded the contract to ADT for electronic security products and services such as access control, video surveillance systems, wireless mesh transmission networks, biometrics, command and control centers, fire and smoke alarms and monitoring.
Located just west of Washington, D.C., Fairfax County has more than one million residents living in 395 square miles. In part due to its proximity to the nation's Capitol, Fairfax County is well regarded by many in state and local government for its model contracting and procurement programs.
According to Teena Stewart, contract specialist for Fairfax County, the cooperative agreement with ADT satisfies competitive bidding requirements. This helps assure any county department or school, with an immediate need for security products and/or services, can purchase directly from ADT without having to repeat the lengthy and time-consuming bid process. The four year agreement includes three, one year renewal options.
John Gaydos, vice president of the ADT Government Systems Group, said this type of agreement is a growing trend among state and local governments across the country.
"States, counties, cities and school districts are establishing cooperative procurement agreements like this one to take the burden off individual organizations tasked with advertising, obtaining, reviewing, evaluating, and negotiating responses to solicitations. Fairfax County has already done the due diligence that helps assure agencies are getting the best value, product quality and customer service available in the market today," he said.
As an added value, Gaydos said, Fairfax Country receives the liability protection benefits of ADT's SAFETY Act certification and designation from the Department of Homeland Security.
Also, ADT recently received a national alliance cooperative contract award from the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that will allow that group's more than 28,000 public entity members to receive competitive bid procurement access to ADT's industry-leading lines of security equipment, systems and services.
ADT serves state and local government agencies in all 50 states, as well as more than 15,000 K-12 grade schools and 1,350 college and university campuses.