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The states of Oregon and Washington have a new integrator for all things audio, video, and lighting. That integrator is Continuant. Now every public entity in Oregon and Washington can go directly to Continuant for all their AV system needs without going to RFP. This contract will save public entities in the Pacific Northwest time and resources.
In simple terms, Continuant will be responsible for designing, deploying, and managing all AV solutions for these entities. This includes Collaboration Solutions, Conference Rooms, Training Rooms, Auditorium AV, Interactive Classrooms, Digital Signage, and Facility Networking.
The States’ AV Contract with Continuant was put in place as a way for public entities to receive high-quality AV solutions. It also provides services from a fully vetted vendor with advantageous pricing previously established and all Terms & Conditions in place.
We'll help you keep your old AV systems running or work with you to find new solutions. We’ve got you covered. We provide both the equipment and the managed services needed to keep your AV systems running at peak efficiency.
Here’s a more specific example. Let’s say the Department of Transportation wants to change their digital signage for public transit. The elimination of the RFP process means they won’t need to spend months building an RFP. This would include soliciting quotes, evaluating proposals, negotiating Terms & Conditions, and vetting firms.
Instead, Continuant’s certified designers and technicians will develop the best solution for the project. We'll have the new signage in place within their budgeted funding and time frame. No hassle, just world-class solutions.
You want to be able to carry on with your business without worrying about your AV systems. Fortunately, Continuant’s contract provides both on-site services and 24/7 remote monitoring. No matter where you are, we’ll be able to identify and resolve any issues with your AV systems.
In fact, our preventative maintenance allows us to solve problems before they cause disruption. Nothing works better for your peace of mind than knowing your service provider is always making sure your systems are operating optimally.
A valuable and trustworthy partner will make your life easier, and Continuant does just that. We'll answer your questions and be a single point of contact between you and vendors. You won’t have to juggle multiple customer service centers and the various people associated.
Additionally, Continuant excels at being flexible. We work with our customers to tailor the perfect solution to their individual needs. With all the responsibilities of a public entity, it can’t be overstated just how much this matters.
This State AV Service Contract applies to more than 2,000 public entities in Oregon and Washington. It’s bound to be a huge help to these organizations as they seek to maximize their investment in their AV systems.
We at Continuant hope other states follow Washington’s leadership by issuing an AV State Master Contract. We're ready to help public entities reduce their efforts and increase efficiency with state-of-the-art AV solutions.
Want to know more about what we do for our customers' AV systems? Download our AV capabilities statement.
* Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2019 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
The importance of Jeff Taylor’s job cannot be understated. He’s a Strategic Account Executive, but more specifically, he specializes in AV, video collaboration, UC solutions, and managed services for governmental and educational organizations. With more than 25 years of experience as a large-scale IT Systems...