Firm that delivers data and analytics wins national cooperative contract
The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance has awarded a multi-year contract to Experian to provide consumer data and predictive analytics solutions through its national cooperative purchasing program. Fairfax County, Va., the lead public agency on the contract, made the award to Experian after a competitive solicitation and evaluation.
The exclusive contract gives more than 90,000 public sector entities access to Experian’s consumer data and analytical information solutions. The firm has expertise and hands-on experience with child support enforcement; collections; contractor responsibility; data cleansing; data breach services; program eligibility verification; consumer online authentication/identity management and preventing tax return fraud. The firm has delivered operational solutions in government, education and not for profit organizations.
Entities that can use the contract include state agencies, local governments, publicly owned utilities, collection agencies that service public debt and nonprofit public schools and higher education institutions. The Contract Number is 4400006681. The contract has a three-year initial term, running from August 29th, 2016 through August 28th, 2019.
Through the contract, public sector organizations can protect consumers and improve their operations, says Sandra Anderson, Experian senior vice president of strategy. She says the contract will enable public sector agencies to create additional value within their communities and economy.
In an email interview, Anderson tells GPN that a variety of government agencies will use the Experian contract’s data analytics and other services. She says the most likely public entities to use the contract include states, counties, cities, public universities and municipal utility companies.
Experian helps public agencies in a variety of areas. For example, it provides agencies with up-to-date contact data for noncustodial parents
Public procurement departments can use firm’s expertise to determine contractor responsibility. The firm delivers essential data so departments can complete vetting of potential vendors and contractors.
Experian has helped public sector leaders protect consumer identities, analyze operations, seize opportunities and effect functional change. The company’s programs impact reputation, service delivery and budget management in various economic climates. The firm’s strengths in fraud and identity management, operations, compliance and turnaround accelerate its ability to help public sector entities and institutions succeed in complex, time-sensitive, and highly regulated environments.
“Experian was selected as a part of this solicitation based on its proposal, offering a great value for public agencies to solve complex challenges,” says Cathy Muse, director for the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management for Fairfax County, Va.
Experian is a global information services company. The firm provides data and analytical tools to its clients. It helps businesses manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision-making.
U.S. Communities is a national government purchasing cooperative. It provides government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and non-profits use the firm’s contracts to procure more than 2 billion dollars in products and services annually.