Graybar awarded U.S. Communities electrical contract

Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contractto supply electrical commodities and services to the participants of U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. Los Angeles County served as the lead agency and awarded Graybar the contract after carefully evaluating proposals from several other distributors.

This award represents Graybar’s fourth term as the electrical provider through the U.S. Communities cooperative purchase program. This three-year contract contains two additional one-year options and represents the potential to generate up to $80 million in annual sales. Graybar offers manufacturer discounts, comprehensive services packages, strategic sourcing and volume incentives to the more than 90,000 state, local government, K-12, higher education, special districts and eligible non-profit agencies within the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. By negotiating additional savings from its suppliers, Graybar has provided additional savings for U.S. Communities participants while increasing the depth and breadth of products available through the program. Graybar also holds the Communication/Security contract for U.S. Communities.

“We value our long-standing relationship with Los Angeles County and U.S. Communities,” said Steve Stone, Graybar Vice President, Sales. “Our goal has been to provide an overall savings to Los Angeles County and participating agencies. Graybar can also provide additional value realized through new manufacturer participation and supportive services during and after the product sale. We look forward to continuing to work with U.S. Communities and its participating agencies.”

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customer’s power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

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About U.S. Communities 
Government Purchasing Alliance U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative that assists local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits in reducing the cost of purchased goods through pooling the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. This is accomplished through competitively solicited contracts for quality products, services and solutions through lead public agencies. Contracts result in the annual procurement of more than $1.4 billion in products and services. Each month more than 400 new public agencies register to participate. This continuing rapid growth of public agency participation is fueled by the program’s proven track record of providing public agencies unparalleled value and the best government pricing available.