CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 18, 2021 — Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) announced today that NASPO ValuePoint, through its Multistate Sourcing Team led by the state of Minnesota, has selected Forrester to deliver information technology research and advisory services to state and local government agencies. The agreement will provide immediate access for states, local governments, and public educational organizations to seek objective, expert advice and research information to help with their technology decisions and management.
“We are thrilled to partner with NASPO ValuePoint to offer our research and advisory services to help government leaders serve the people and businesses that rely on them every day,” said Anamika Wadhawan, public sector director for Forrester. “We are grateful to NASPO ValuePoint for the opportunity to collaborate with clients to collaborate with clients across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories.”
Forrester brings over 20 years of experience helping public sector clients make technology decisions involving cybersecurity, customer and employee experience, cloud integration, artificial intelligence, and other wide-ranging technology applications. The partnership will give organizations across the country access to a broad spectrum of information and communications technology-related services, including:
- IT business advice, objective research, and data that is thematic, prescriptive, executable, and provides a comprehensive perspective on the rapidly changing IT environment.
- Access to an online database containing IT-, digital-, and experience-focused research articles.
- Response to over-the-phone inquiries regarding published articles and direction on other available resources.
- Advisory and consulting services regarding strategic and tactical planning for customer’s IT policy development.
- On-site workshops, advisory engagements, and conferences on technology-, business-, and customer experience-related topics.
- To see current Participating Addendums and learn more about NASPO ValuePoint, visit here.
- To learn more about Forrester’s US government contracting vehicles, visit here.
About NASPO and NASPO ValuePoint
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members as public procurement leaders by promoting best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies. Learn more at www.naspo.org.
NASPO ValuePoint is the cooperative purchasing division of NASPO, facilitating cooperative public procurement solicitations using a Lead State Model. NASPO ValuePoint delivers high-value, reliable, and competitively sourced cooperative contracts — offering public entities outstanding prices, favorable terms and conditions, and value-added services. Learn more at www.naspovaluepoint.org.
NASPO™, NASPO ValuePoint™, and Lead State Model™ are trademarks of the National Association of State Procurement Officials.
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