SAGINAW (WWJ) — MiCTA, a national technology purchasing cooperative based in Saginaw, Tuesday announced a technology purchasing request for proposals in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

The Telecommunications, Information Services and Applications RFP seeks proposals from qualified vendors for the following services:
* Telecommunications
* Voice over IP
* Internet Access
* Cellular and Wireless Services
* Specialty Services and Applications
* Video Integration Services
* E-911 Customer-end Solutions
* Equipment Purchases

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MiCTA seeks to negotiate substantial volume purchasing discounts for these services on behalf of its membership. MiCTA’s membership is comprised of thousands of major higher education institutions, K-12 schools and school districts, municipalities, non-profit organizations, hospitals and health care providers, religious and charitable organizations. Successful vendors will market discounted telecommunications and technology services to MiCTA’s membership regionally or nationally for a period of not less than two years.

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MiCTA welcomes manufacturers, vendors, service providers and resellers of technology services and equipment of any size. Interested parties may visit http://www.mictatech.org for more information about the RFP, and to request a copy.

MiCTA represents thousands of non-profit entities from the higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable sectors.

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Nationally, MiCTA seeks to negotiate substantial discounts on telecommunications and technology products and services, resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide timely information on the latest communications technologies, participate in legislative and regulatory discussions that affect its membership with regard to these vital technologies.