State Contracts



PEPPM Awarded Vendor


Smart Contract - Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV


COSTARS™  is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s cooperative purchasing program and serves as a conduit through which registered and eligible local public procurement units (LPPUs) and state-affiliated entities (Members) are able to leverage contracts established by DGS to cost effectively and efficiently identify suppliers with whom to do business.

Open Systems Pittsburgh (Supplier # 008-440) has been awarded the following COSTARS-8 Maintenance, Repair & Operation Equipment & Supplies for Safety Equipment and Supplies and Security Products for the following:

  • Advidia
  • Allegion
  • Avigilon
  • Bosch
  • Axis
  • Feenics
  • HES
  • HID
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Video Insight




PEPPM is the premier technology product procurement site for schools, libraries, government and other eligible non-profit agencies. PEPPM has been developed and is managed by staff of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU), an educational service agency established by and existing under Article IX A of the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, as amended, 24 P.S. §§9 951 et seq.

Open Systems Pittsburgh is a authorized reseller for

  • Aerohive Networks
  • ShoreTel
  • Video Insight, Inc
  • Rauland-Borg


PEPPM allows you to shop for and buy tens of thousands of items from hundreds of product lines that are all bid discounted and bid protected. You can use the resources of electronic procurement, powered by Epylon Corporation, to place your orders online. Or, using more conventional methods, you can fax a paper purchase order to our toll-free fax service at (800) 636-3779. PEPPM purchases are legally protected under the bid laws of Pennsylvania and participating states, where applicable.



Smart Contract  is a service of Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV (MIU IV). Since 1994, MIU IV has saved schools and other nonprofit agencies thousands of dollars through its technology bidding and purchasing program. From the Smart Contract you can buy everything to do with technology.

Open Systems Pittsburgh has been awarded the following systems for 2017 technology purchases through the Midwestern Intermediate Unit SMART Contract:

  • Advidia
  • Aerohive
  • AKG
  • AV Rover
  • Biamp
  • Cisco
  • Crestron
  • Discovery Video
  • Feenics Access Control
  • Panasonic
  • Rauland Borg
  • ShoreTel
  • Video Insight


The Smart Contract is bid every year for a one year period. MIU IV follows all state rules and regulations in their bid process. For a copy of legal documentation, contact Laura Urbach, Board Secretary at 724-458-6700 x1203.

MIU IV’s Smart Contract program will provide participants in Pennsylvania with the best pricing and offers additional features including purchasing directly from a vendor online. You may also purchase directly through Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV.