Highly coveted, software companies from all over the country competed for this contract. Because the NCPA enables private and public transit providers to purchase software without going through a lengthy and costly RFP process, Ecolane is now in a position to partner with agencies in need of on-demand transit software solutions more quickly and easily.
“Transit agencies would normally submit an RFP, but the NCPA does all of that legwork for them under a master contract,” explained Ecolane Vice President, Business Development Rex Clark. “With the NCPA contract, it’s just another way that Ecolane can help agencies save time, money, and resources.”
The NCPA is recognized by the federal government as a bona fide substitution for preparing an RFP from conception and submitting it. Transit providers only need to be members to take advantage of the organization’s benefits and membership is completely free of charge.
"We are proud to be partnering with Ecolane to bring their offering of Transportation Software to our members,” said Jonathan Applegate, NCPA operations director.
NCPA works diligently to select vendors of the highest quality, performance, and most importantly, those with the best value proposition.
“We offer a competitively bid contract that satisfies the agencies bid requirements and thus simplifies the process for agencies to ensure they are implementing the best solution for their environment” commented Applegate.
Transit agencies interested in procuring Ecolane products through the NCPA contract only need to contact Ecolane directly to do so. Those agencies who are not yet members of NCPA can easily register on the official website. There are no limitations on member eligibility. Agencies that are K-12, city, county, state, higher education, non-profit, religious-affiliated, etc. can purchase Ecolane through this contract.
NCPA is a leading national government purchasing cooperative working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. NCPA utilizes state of the art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure all public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices.
Ecolane is the most flexible, affordable and reliable choice for transit provider managers, directors and decision-makers with responsibility for implementing easy-to-deploy scheduling and dispatching solutions. Ecolane’s software platform restores community engagement to people who might not otherwise have access and mobility. With US headquarters in Wayne, Pa, Ecolane is a technology leader in the demand responsive transportation (DRT) and the paratransit solutions market. For more information, please visit www.ecolane.com. Ecolane is part of the National Express family of companies.