New Jersey’s Higher Education Network (NJEDge) is a non-profit technology consortium of K12, Higher-Ed, and research institutions in New Jersey. Because of its delineation as an “educational research and services corporation” under N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-3, NJEDge has the ability to act as a “lead agency” or “contracting unit” for the procurement of goods and services.

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The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), created by the state Legislature in 1914, provides training, advocacy, and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance. All New Jersey school district boards of education are automatically members of NJSBA, while New Jersey’s public charter schools may enroll.

NJSBA has developed a program, NJSBA’s TEC (Technology for Education and Career), that will enable its members to purchase technological tools and services at reduced costs; the program assists schools by providing cost-saving alternatives for creating, establishing and continuing the most current digital-learning opportunities for students.

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PBG Networks has been designated by the State of New Jersey as a Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA)-approved dealer of data communications and network equipment to state agencies and educational institutions, including K-12. WSCA was formed in October 1993 by the state purchasing directors from fifteen NASPO western states. The primary purpose of creating WSCA was to establish the means by which participating states could join together in cooperative multi-state contracting. This approach has helped states achieve cost-effective and efficient acquisition of quality products and services. Cooperative purchases are developed by member states. A “lead-state” model is used in undertaking cooperative multi-state contracts.

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New Jersey State Contract – PBG Networks has been designated by the State of New Jersey as a state-approved dealer of data communications and network equipment to state agencies and educational institutions, including K-12 and Higher Education.

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing. These can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors, such as PBG Networks.


PBG Networks is a certified E-rate service provider, committed to helping K-12 districts create customized virtualization environments that seamlessly meet current education IT demands and future expectations — all while remaining cost-efficient.


PBG Networks has been granted status as a “Women’s Business Enterprise” (WBE) by the State of New Jersey. A WBE is an independent business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by women and whose management and daily operation is controlled by a woman. Founded by Patricia Bennett as The Patricia Bennett Group in 1996, PBG Networks has functioned continuously as a WBE for the past 20 years. At present, PBG Networks is led by President and CEO, Lisa Brousseau.


The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), the only statewide organization that serves exclusively the interests of private higher education within the Commonwealth, exists to complement and support the work of campus leaders. Established in October 1995, through the affiliation of three existing educational organizations, the Association provides a variety of services and programs tailored specifically to the needs and situation of independent higher education in Pennsylvania. As the voice of independent higher education within the state, the Association seeks to inform the broader public, including prospective students and their families, about the colleges and universities that make up its membership. In short, the Association serves as a single point-of-contact for an entire sector.

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PBG Networks has served as an approved information technology services provider under a variety of federal contract vehicles, including CECOM Rapid Response (CR-2), Technical Integration Engineering Support (TIES), and Technical Integration Engineering Support 2 (TIES-2).


​The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) is a national governmental purchasing cooperative able to leverage the purchasing potential of governmental entities in all 50 states – this means equal pricing for the smallest entity and the largest buyer. All TCPN contracts are competitively bid and evaluated by a government entity serving as the lead agency. Region 4 Education Service Center serves as the primary lead agency for TCPN contracts. TCPN benefits public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, non-profits, and all governmental entities.


National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) is a leading national government purchasing cooperative working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. NCPA utilizes state-of-the-art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure all public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices.