NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions

Introduction

The State of Utah was the lead state partnered with NASPO ValuePoint to pursue a solicitation for a variety of cloud services with key goals of increasing overall efficiency, improved governance and accountability, and improved information access for field and mobile-based workers. At the time of procurement, 35 states and six authorized territories came together in an effort to cooperatively procure cloud-based services. The NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions master agreement awarded to Knowledge Services can be used by state governments, institutions of higher education, political subdivisions, and other eligible entities upon approval of the individual state procurement director and compliance with legal provisions.

Overview

Knowledge Services was awarded this contract based on our ability to provide on-demand self-service through our software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, web-based vendor management system (VMS) that can be utilized through multiple platforms, and configurable cloud-based service model, which is tailored specifically to meet the needs of various states and cooperatives. Furthermore, participating states and cooperatives realize transparency through the use of our private, cloud-based service model by leveraging the tracking and reporting capabilities within the VMS. Knowledge Services’ alignment with NIST standards and requirements also contributed to the selection of our service offerings. Having been awarded this contract, cooperatives can benefit from Knowledge Services’ management of vendor-based contingent and temporary labor, fixed-bid and milestone statement of work (SOW), and field-based mobile and in-home service provider management..

Terms

Contract Number:AR2504

Current term:September 15, 2026

Total term expirations:September 15, 2026

Scope

This Knowledge Services contract includes:

  • Recruitment and performance oversight of IT professionals
  • Statement of Work (SOW) completion, approval, and transmission
  • IT professional candidate résumé submission and selection
  • IT professional candidate ranking methodologies
  • Scalability and flexibility to unique participating entities’ needs
  • Timekeeping, invoicing, and process oversight
  • Reporting (both standard and ad hoc)
  • Online search and query functions
Participation

Take advantage of this contract through three available options:

  1. Entire state.Your state signs a participating agreement for all legally eligible state agencies and political subdivisions to have access to the contract. The state negotiates the terms and conditions for their state directly with the contractor.
  2. Non-state entities. If the state chooses not to utilize these services, but has no objection to political subdivisions doing so, they may sign a participating agreement for non-state entities. The state negotiates the terms and conditions for their state directly with the contractor.
  3. Non-participation alternative.Should the state choose not to sign a participating agreement, there are still options for political subdivisions to access this contract. The political subdivision or contractor must send an email request to PA@naspovaluepoint.org, including the following information:
    1. Main point of contact from the political subdivision
    2. Full name of the political subdivision
    3. Phone number
    4. Email address
    5. Physical address

NASPO ValuePoint would then email the state Chief of Procurement Officer requesting approval for the political subdivision to participate in the contract. Upon approval, the political subdivision drafts the participating agreement and sends to the contractor. After negotiations between the political subdivision and contract reach agreement, a fully executed copy of the participating agreement is sent to NASPO ValuePoint.


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