Canadian Consulting Engineer

SimplexGrinnell Awarded Contract by National Joint Powers Alliance

October 29, 2013
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

Agreement Provides 50,000 Public Entities with Simplified Access to Comprehensive Suite of Products and Services

WESTMINSTER, Massachusetts (October 23, 2013) – SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco business and longtime leader in fire and life safety, has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to offer simplified procurement of its products and services to 50,000 government and educational entities across the United States.

The agreement with NJPA, a national public service agency, gives its public entity members the opportunity to save time and money by purchasing SimplexGrinnell’s best-in-class products and services through a competitively bid cooperative national contract. The NJPA contract covers the full SimplexGrinnell portfolio of fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression, integrated security, sound and communications, and nurse call systems and services.

“SimplexGrinnell has a long history of helping local, state, municipal and non-profit agencies to protect life and property with high-quality products and services, delivered by our experienced, knowledgeable local teams, ” said Jim Madson, Vice President of Sales. “The NJPA contract award enables us to deliver exceptional value to NJPA members by simplifying the procurement process. It’s another example of how SimplexGrinnell and Tyco are advancing safety and security for our customers.”

“We are very excited to give our members comprehensive, streamlined access to SimplexGrinnell’s fire and life-solutions,” said Tom Perttula, NJPA Contract Manager. “Partnering with SimplexGrinnell will save NJPA members time and money when procuring fire and life-safety products and services. Our members will definitely benefit from the chance to work with SimplexGrinnell, an industry leader with over 150 years of history in fire protection.”

Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, is a trusted partner for NJPA. On the security side of the Tyco business, Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) was recently awarded a four-year renewal of its NJPA contract for security solutions and services. “Together SimplexGrinnell and TycoIS are honored to provide the best in fire and security to NFPA members while helping the organization fulfill its commitment to assist government and education entities as they strive for efficient public service,” added Madson.

About SimplexGrinnell

SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco business, is a longtime leader in fire and life safety, with one million customers and a history that dates back to the mid 1800s. SimplexGrinnell is advancing safety and security with a comprehensive array of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, emergency communications, integrated security, sound, and healthcare communications systems and services. SimplexGrinnell has 9,500 employees and serves customers through 150 company-owned offices in the United Statesand Canada. For more information, visit

About National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA)

National Joint Powers Alliance® is a national public service agency committed to serving its Members nationally by offering a multitude of cooperatively contracted products, equipment and service opportunities. As a public agency, they are committed to providing cooperative solutions that assist Government and Education entities as they strive for efficient public service.


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