About Equalis Group
Equalis Group is a national cooperative purchasing organization that provides contracts competitively solicited by public agencies (Lead Agencies) for a wide array of products and services. Equalis Master Agreements are established through competitive solicitations conducted in accordance with public procurement guidelines ensuring members stay in compliance.
Equalis works hand-in-hand with its members and Lead Agencies to develop and deliver industry-leading solutions from highly qualified and experienced suppliers, including West Coast Automation. Public sector entities, including federal and state agencies, local governments, and educational institutions across the country can utilize Equalis cooperative agreements to:
- Quickly acquire the products and services they need;
- Receive better pricing through the collective buying power of Equalis Members;
- Leverage the expertise of awarded suppliers to develop the best solutions; and,
- Save time through Equalis’ legal and compliant exemption to conducting their own resource-consuming solicitation process.
Equalis is a Member-Driven organization that believes in the power of partnership: when working together, we achieve more.
Skip the painful process of writing specifications, issuing RFPs, and jumping through hoops.
Equalis Group uses the lead agency model for competitively bid contracts, provides our participants the savings they expect, and offers efficiencies and peace of mind within the procurement process.
Master Agreement Procurement Process
Region 10 Education Service Center (Region 10), an Equalis lead agency, conducted a rigorous and transparent competitive public sector procurement process for Smart Building Solutions. Region 10 evaluated each response on both qualitative and cost criteria and awarded a contract to West Coast as the responsible offeror whose proposal is most advantageous.
This contract was procured and awarded in accordance with the requirements of 2-C.F.R. Part 200, commonly referred to as “Uniform Guidance”, so you can spend federal grant and award dollars through this contract vehicle without having to conduct your own bid or request for proposals (RFP) for our products and services.
Equalis’ publicly procured, competitively solicited contracts save public sector entities time by providing them with a legal exemption from conducting their own bid or RFP process.
Equalis’ sourcing expertise combined with the collective buying power of Equalis members ensure that members save money when purchasing through Equalis Master Agreements.
Compliance is key. Equalis Lead Agencies’ rigorous procurement processes comply with statutory requirements and adhere to 2-C.F.R. Part 200 (Uniform Guidance), ensuring Equalis members can purchase through an entire portfolio of Master Agreements using federal funds with confidence and peace of mind.
Join Equalis Group
Public sector entities nationwide that join Equalis have immediate access to West Coast Automation’s competitively solicited contract vehicle, as well as the entire Equalis portfolio of cooperative contracts. Each contract provides members with a legal and compliant exemption to the traditional bid/RFP process and the ability to configure the solution that best meets their individual needs while achieving the lowest total cost.
Not a member yet? Any public sector entity in the country can join Equalis and begin utilizing any Equalis competitively solicited Master Agreement by completing the membership registration form. New members receive a fully executed copy of their completed membership form via email immediately and will quickly receive their Equalis membership number and welcome kit. There are no membership dues, fees, or obligations and completing the form takes less than five minutes.
Each Equalis member is assigned a dedicated point of contact to provide ongoing support, with a name, direct dial, and email address. This individual works tirelessly to help members manage the complexities of designing and implementing the best solutions through publicly procured Equalis agreements.