Vicon is an authorized vendor within the PEPPM state cooperative purchasing programs for the states of Pennsylvania and California. Statutes for these states are posted below. Qualified public agencies or governmental units may purchase Vicon products by visiting the PEPPM website.


State of Pennsylvania Statutes
Title 62 Procurement (Pa.C.S.A.)
Part I Commonwealth Procurement Code
Chapter 19 Intergovernmental Relations

California Government Code
Title 1 General
Division 7 Miscellaneous
Chapter 5 Joint Exercise of Powers
Article 1 Joint Powers Agreements  

62 Pa.C.S.A.  § 1901. Definitions 

 The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

Cooperative purchasing:  Procurement conducted by or on behalf of more than one public procurement unit or by a public procurement unit with an external procurement activity.

External procurement activity:  A buying organization not located in this Commonwealth which if located in this
Commonwealth would qualify as a public procurement unit. An agency of the United States is an external procurement

Local public procurement unit:  A political subdivision, public authority, educational, health or other institution and, to the extent provided by law, any other entity, including a
council of governments or an area government, which expends public funds for the procurement of supplies, services and
construction, any nonprofit corporation operating a charitable hospital and any nonprofit fire company, nonprofit rescue
company and nonprofit ambulance company.

Public procurement unit:  A local public procurement unit or a purchasing agency.

62 Pa.C.S.A. § 1902. Cooperative purchasing authorized

A public procurement unit may either participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer a cooperative purchasing agreement for the procurement of any supplies, services or construction with
one or more public procurement units or external procurement activities in accordance with an agreement entered into between the participants. Cooperative purchasing may include, but is not limited to, joint or multiparty contracts between public procurement units and open-ended purchasing agency contracts which are made available to local public procurement units.

§ 6500 Gov't.

As used in this article, "public agency" includes, but is not limited to, the federal government or any federal department or agency, this state, another state or any state department or agency, a county, county board of education, county superintendent of
schools, city, public corporation, public district, regional transportation commission of this state or another state, or any
joint powers authority formed pursuant to this article by any of these agencies.

§ 6502 Gov't.

If authorized by their legislative or other governing bodies, two or more public agencies by agreement may jointly exercise any power common to the contracting parties, even though one or more of the contracting agencies may be located outside this state.

It shall not be necessary that any power common to the contracting parties be exercisable by each such contracting party with respect to the geographical area in which such power is to be jointly exercised. For purposes of this section, two or more public agencies having the power to conduct agricultural, livestock, industrial, cultural, or
other fairs or exhibitions shall be deemed to have common power with respect to any such fair or exhibition conducted by any one or more of such public agencies or by an entity created pursuant to a joint powers agreement entered into by such public agencies.