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PSA Contract No. 17-209

Rifle-Resistant Body Armor and Accessories


Purchasing Solutions Alliance (PSA) is pleased to announce Bob Barker Company has been awarded Contract No. 17-209 for Rifle-Resistant Body Armor and Accessories.

Bob Barker Company, Inc., the nation’s leading detention supplier, announced today the company has been awarded a purchasing cooperative contract through Purchasing Solutions Alliance (PSA) to provide Rifle Resistant Body Armor and Accessories. The competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreement will allow greater accessibility to Bob Barker Company’s extensive line of high quality body armor for agencies needing bullet proof vests, rifle resistant plates, carriers, ballistic helmets, and body armor kits. All items are provided through our Officers Only division.

Purchasing Solutions Alliance is a nationwide cooperative purchasing organization for public agencies, local governments, political subdivisions, and non-profits put in place by the Brazos Valley Council of Governments as a way to make the procurement process easier and less time consuming for agencies. PSA looks for quality vendors through public solicitations which are then competitively awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. By combining the purchasing power of all its members, PSA is able to negotiate greater discounts than the members can achieve individually.

“As a national distributor, we understand the numerous challenges that government agencies and educational institutions face,” said Robert Barker, President. “Being a part of this cooperative purchasing network will allow us to deliver supplies to an even broader base of government customers and focus on our mission of providing innovative solutions and exceptional customer service.”

There is no fee required to become a PSA member. For more information or to register, visit www.psabuy.org or call Bob Barker Company at this dedicated toll free number, 877-430-4866.

About Bob Barker Company
The Bob Barker Company, founded in 1972 by Robert “Bob” Barker, Sr., is the nation’s leading detention supplier and the worldwide leader delivering innovative supplies and services to federal, state and local government agencies and select businesses. Bob Barker Company’s headquarters and distribution center is located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina with an additional distribution and sales center located in Ogden,Utah. The company is a privately owned, family-run business whose core values are centered on integrity, service, excellence, innovation and unity. Learn more at www.bobbarker.com.

A division of Bob Barker Company, Officers Only is a reliable source for quality apparel and offers a broad and diverse product lineup of protective and essential equipment that are brand recognized and trusted by law enforcement, corrections, military and public service office. Learn more at www.officersonly.com

About Purchasing Solutions Alliance
In 2008, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments’ (BVCOG) Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution creating Purchasing Solutions Alliance (PSA), a purchasing cooperative for public agencies. The purpose of PSA is to identify qualified vendors of goods and services, comply with state and federal bidding requirements, and relieve the burdens of governmental purchasing by realizing economies of scale. Products offered through PSA have been subjected to either the formal competitive bid or proposal process. PSA uses the formal Request for Proposal (RFP) method as it allows for negotiation with the highest ranked vendor and ultimately provides the best value for PSA participating and prospective member agencies. PSA is an optional-use program, and there is no fee for agencies to participate. For more information, visit www.psabuy.org or call 1-979-595-2801 ext. 2035.