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EQUIPMENT PURCHASE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EPAP)

06-21-2005

The Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP), within the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP), has entered into an agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), to provide State, local and tribal grant recipients with the option to use a streamlined procurement process that is available through DSCP Fire and Emergency Services Prime Vendor Program.  The Equipment Purchase Assistance Program (EPAP) allows State, local and tribal recipients of SLGCP grant funding to utilize DSCP prime vendors to expedite the procurement of equipment and associated supplies, services and training

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PURPOSE

The purpose of EPAP is to provide SLGCP grant recipients with cost and time saving procurement options.  Some benefits of this program include:

  • Expedited procurement process
  • Electronic on-line ordering
  • 24-hour/day customer service support
  • Diversified commercial product lines
  • Brand name products
  • Contract product addition capability
  • Surge capability
  • Seven day delivery for routine items
  • Emergency delivery (within 24 hours) of routine items

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The equipment offered by DSCP prime vendors includes a wide array of basic defensive equipment allowable under SLGCP's Homeland Security Grant Program, including operations and command center equipment, and other related equipment, supplies, services, and training.  Product pricing has been deemed fair and reasonable and has been competed to ensure the customer receives the best value for these products in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

When ordering through DSCP Prime Vendors, grantees may only use funds awarded by SLGCP.  State and local funds may not be used.  When ordering through DSCP Prime Vendors, purchase orders must identify DSCP as the vendor, and must not be written directly to the Prime Vendors.  Once orders are placed and shipped, the Prime Vendor will notify DSCP, and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, on behalf of DSCP, will submit a bill to the agency or jurisdiction submitting the requisition.  Normal delivery time for routine, in-stock items is five to seven days.  Delivery of non-routine items depends on the particular equipment and manufacturer.

To establish an account with DSCP, or inquire about the program, please contact the SLGCP Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk at (800) 368-6498.

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