COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 leading national state and local cooperative purchasing program. Experian was awarded the contract based on demonstrated success delivering operational solutions in government, education and not for profit organizations, as determined by a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation conducted by Fairfax County, VA., the lead public agency.
The exclusive contract gives more than 90,000 public sector entities, such as state agencies, local governments, publicly owned utilities, collection agencies that service public debt and nonprofit public schools and higher education institutions, access to Experian's up-to-date consumer data and analytical information solutions, deep expertise and hands-on experience with child support enforcement, collections, contractor responsibility, data breach, data cleansing, eligibility, online authentication and identity management, and tax return fraud. "We are committed to a building a partnership with U.S. Communities to help them build on their success," said Sandra Anderson, Experian senior vice president of strategy. "Participating in this program furthers our ability to provide innovative solutions to help public sector organizations protect consumers and improve their operations by creating additional value within their communities and economy." Experian has long helped public sector leaders protect consumer identities, analyze operations, seize opportunities and effect functional change to impact reputation, service delivery and budget management in various economic climates. Experian's strengths in fraud and identity management, operations, compliance and turnaround accelerate its ability to help various 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," said Cathy Muse, director for the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management for Fairfax County, VA. "We are excited that Fairfax County is able to provide the contract vehicle for this powerful offering nationwide." Learn more about how Experian helps state and local government agencies with U.S. Communities. About U.S. CommunitiesU.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. U.S. Communities was founded in 1996 as a partnership between the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities and the United States Conference of Mayors. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and non-profits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than 2 billion dollars in products and services annually. This continued growth is fuelled by the program's proven track record of providing public agencies the best overall government pricing and unparalleled value. About Experian We are the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision-making. We also help people to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft. In 2016, for the third year running, we were named one of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" by Forbes magazine. We employ approximately 17,000 people in 37 countries and our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil. Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2016, was US$4.6 billion. To find out more about our company, please visit http://www.experianplc.com or watch our documentary, " Inside Experian." Experian and the Experian marks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.Contact: Matt TathamExperian Public Relations1 917 446 firstname.lastname@example.org Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/LA51658LOGO