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SHI International Partners with National IPA to Supply Public Sector with Hardware, Software, and IT Services
[June 12, 2018]

SHI International Partners with National IPA to Supply Public Sector with Hardware, Software, and IT Services

SHI International Corp., one of America's top 10 largest IT solutions providers, has partnered with the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) to supply government and education organizations with a wide variety of technology solutions, including hardware, software, and services across all manufacturers. The five-year contract began March 1.

National IPA now offers SHI's entire product catalog, including systems, input and output devices, memory, storage, networking equipment, software, media supplies, collaboration and IP telephony, services, and more.

"SHI is very excited to be collaborating with National IPA to bring our full catalog of IT products and solutions to public entities across the country," said Denise Verdicchio, Senior Director of Public Sales, SHI. "This partnership of two long-standing and well-respected companies will create a great opportunity for government and education customers to procure IT products, solutions, and services efficiently, bringing real cost savings to all eligible customers."

Along with its vast number of products and its focus on solutions, SHI brings the power of its relationships and volume purchasing to its partnership with National IPA. SHI's commitment to customer service adds further value, including regular face-to-face communication with customers, comprehensive customer support, custom reporting, and the autonomy of account managers to resolve issues, source products, and add items to their catalog.

"National IPA is proud to work with SHI, one of the leading hardware, software, and IT services providers globally," said Ken Heckman, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partner Development at National IPA. "We look forward to extending SHI's stellar reputation, great valu, and impeccable customer service to our public-sector customers."

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Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $8.5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 3,700 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 9th among CRN's Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit

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National IPA is the future of cooperative purchasing. The cooperative purchasing organization is dedicated to serving public agencies and educational institutions nationwide. All cooperative agreements have been competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a public agency/governmental entity (e.g. state, city, county, public university or school district), utilizing the best public procurement practices, processes and procedures. The lead agencies are independent of the cooperative allowing the agency to be focused on the best value for the agency.

The National IPA team of tenured certified public procurement professionals, supply chain and cooperative purchasing experts is committed to bringing value to agencies nationwide. Participants may leverage one of the largest pools of purchasing potential, allowing them to receive a combined buying power regardless of their entity's size.

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