HighCom was awarded the Sourcewell Contract #011221-HCM on numerous types of body armor and personal protective equipment and is another contract purchasing vehicle added to several other Federal, State, Local, and Education contracts HighCom holds. HighCom encourages our partners to leverage these contracts for the purpose of ensuring Agencies and Institutions take advantage of the most competitive government direct pricing available through HighCom Armor.
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Sourcewell is a self-sustaining government organization that has over 40 years of dedicated service helping government, education, and nonprofit agencies operate more efficiently through a variety of solutions. Contract purchasing solutions that are competitively solicited nationally, offering over 400 awarded contracts.
Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. On behalf of our 50,000 members, Sourcewell conducts competitive solicitations, awarding to the most responsive and responsible vendors at the manufacturer level. Members can purchase off these contracts through their local dealers, streamlining the procurement process. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.
To build valued relationships, deliver innovative solutions with integrity, and exceed the expectations of our members.
Sourcewell provides member-centered solutions that enable Government, Education, and Nonprofit agencies to work more efficiently and leverages its resources to effectively re-invest in the communities we serve as an invaluable Service Cooperative partner.
Timeline of Sourcewell RFP
- In November of 2020, Sourcewell released RFP #011221 for Body Armor with Related Accessories, Equipment, and Services.
- In January 2021, HighCom responded to this RFP with the intent to increase it’s supply of high quality USA made body armor and protective equipment through the nation’s most successful Cooperative purchasing program.
- In March 2021, HighCom was chosen as one of five successful bidders out of 17 to receive the opportunity to contract with Sourcewell for the supply Body Armor with Related Accessories, Equipment, and Services.
Why HighCom engaged Sourcewell
Sourcewell’s role is to help educate and support vendors and participating entities to provide a connection for the pair to work collaboratively towards the success of connecting quality products with end-users demands.
HighCom would look to integrate the Sourcewell contract similarly as our GSA, DOD Fedmall, and NASPO contract as a contract vehicle for participating entities to use towards a guaranteed lowest price acquisition on quality body armor protective products. HighCom would advertise and provide an online portal to the Sourcewell contract and related entity for agencies to find their registration and/or join Sourcewell for procurement purposes.
HighCom Technology and Sourcewell Order Management Process
STEP 1: HighCom receives an order from the participating entity and begins the internal workflow to enter the sales order and confirm with the customer. Once entered from sales order the internal logistics team creates fulfillment and/or work order depending on if the item is in stock or needs to be manufactured.
STEP 2: Once the work order/fulfillment moves forward, associates in our facilities act to get the items gathered, inspected, and packed for delivery to the customer.
STEP 3: The order is automatically fulfilled and billed to the customer through the workflow of our ERP/MRP systems.
STEP 4: Our sales reporting system enables capturing of sales contract identifications quarterly, annually, or according to the required timeline. Providing completed detailed reports on customer compliance of contract in excel, pdf, or other mediums as required by Sourcewell.