I.T. Procurement

Source the Best I.T. Technology, at the Lowest Prices

Procurement Services
Procurement Services

While most of our clients utilize our expertise to design, build, and maintain their I.T., some are simply looking for expertise and savings in the procurement process.  We have the expertise, relationships, and strategies to ensure that you have the best technology, for the lowest prices.

The nature of traditional procurement transactions is such that organizations often lack the information needed to truly assess whether or not the price quoted to them is reasonable in relation to their needs; this lack of transparency can lead to distrust.

Network Solutions Int’l Procurement as a Service (PaaS) puts transparency back into the purchasing process by pricing all goods on a “cost plus” basis – the plus being an agreed upon margin in return for a predetermined set of services.  This transparent pricing policy makes our cost of acquisition both visible to and auditable by our clients.

Procurement as a Service (PaaS) offers an array of value added services tailored to meet the unique requirements of our clients and to encourage out of the box thinking! The following value added services are normally included in our agreements with clients, forming the base offering:

  • Customized Quoting Processes
  • Transparent “Cost Plus” Pricing
  • Customized Invoicing
  • Integration with Existing Procurement Processes
  • Quarterly Reconciliation and Auditing
  • Robust Governance Processes
  • Vendor Price Optimization
  • Forecasting Support
  • Advantageous Shipping Costs Management

Optional customized services that may be added to an arrangement include:

  • Technical Account Management
  • Product Standards Management
  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Management
  • Configuration & Asset Tagging
  • Software Asset Management
  • Customized Reporting
  • Onsite Procurement / Logistics Resources
  • e-Procurement Tools

In addition, the pricing mechanisms associated with IT products are complex and varied.  Network Solutions Int’l understands these mechanisms, having worked with all of the vendors for many years, sometimes decades, and will put them to work for you. When working under a PaaS arrangement, we work jointly to apply all of the tools available to reduce the cost of product acquisition from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

Our procurement pricing is based on numerous factors.  First, we understand that different products attract different margins in the market.  Second, we are able to offer declining margins as volumes increase through efficient procurement management. Third, pricing is dependent on the value added services you may request or require from us.

It is the service based approach which is truly unique.  We understand that while the acquisition of IT products is necessary, it does not directly add value to your business.  We bring our expertise in the field of IT procurement to bear on your business, building a customized program of services with you to meet your needs.

Through our extensive supply chain, we work on behalf of our customers to minimize the cost of product acquisition.  Network Solutions Int’l has developed strong relationships with major distributors in the industry, allowing us access to a broad range of products at highly competitive prices, which we pass on to our clients. We also have established direct purchasing relationships enabling us to offer our clients extensive options in terms of balancing product availability vs. price. Our line card of manufacturers includes quality brands by: APC, Emerson Network Power, Cisco, EMC, HP, Microsoft, Symantec, VMware and more.

To begin our relationship, we will guide you through an I.T. Assessment that ensures that our procurement processes are properly adjusted and integrated to your procurement systems.  We start by truly understanding your business, currently and in the future. We ask all of the questions necessary to learn about your procurement volumes and product mix, and the services you would like us to perform for you.  Our team then uses this initial assessment to establish a customized calendar that will ensure that you receive the maximum value from our relationship.

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