US​ETPA- Purchasing Made Simple

Direct with Vendor

Users may ask an approved vendor for USETPA pricing.  Remember to send a copy of the invoice to the USETPA for certification

Online Portal

End users may register on the portal & request quotes via our reverse Auction Process.

User Manual

The management team for USETPA is led by Landon Scism.  As the Alliance's Executive Director, Landon is responsible for  managing the procurement process as well as overseeing day to day business operations.  He brings a wealth of technology management experience to the Alliance.  Landon's past experience includes being CTO for large public school districts.  

Landon Scism




Users may contact the USETPA who will conduct an offline bid on their behalf.  (919)391.9558


1829 E Franklin St, Suite 800E  Chapel Hill, NC 27514


The USETPA is an alliance that was formed to leverage the purchasing power of schools, libraries and public entities.  We have created pre-bid convenience contracts which have all been let on a not to exceed price basis.  This means that every item purchased receives a discount while larger and aggregated orders may receive additional discounts.  This is particularly powerful when combined with our reverse auction portal.

All vendors have responded to a formally bid RFP and awarded a contract. End users can be sure that all state and local procurement rules and regulations have been met while getting the lowest prices available.

Subscribers applying for E-Rate funding can use the USETPA 470 in lieu of issuing their own or in addition to issuing their own 470.  By streamlining the E-rate application process, subscribers save valuable time and resources.

Vendor catalog

Users may purchase through a vendor supported USETPA catalogue.  All purchases are automatically registered


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