Ontic Awarded Contract by Local Government Purchasing Cooperative BuyBoard
August 10, 2020
The award adds Ontic as approved Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for school districts across Texas
Ontic, the unified protective intelligence software platform digitally transforming schools’ abilities to proactively address student and school community safety and well-being, today announced they have been awarded a local government purchasing cooperative contract #607-20 for SaaS products and services. The Cooperative, also known as the BuyBoard, is administered by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). Ontic provides protective intelligence software, digitally transforming school districts’ abilities to proactively address student and school community safety and well-being.
The award approves Ontic as a verified vendor for school districts, counties, municipalities, special districts, junior college districts and other political subdivisions of Texas. The BuyBoard award provides a streamlined and organized approach for school districts to purchase products from verified, recommended vendors.
Ontic’s protective intelligence software platform aggregates disparate data sources and provides a workflow that surfaces pre-incident indicators for acts of violence, mental health, and behavioral and academic issues of concern. Ontic’s real-time, actionable insights allow school resource teams to more quickly identify, assess and collaborate on potential safety and mental health issues in order to better serve students, educators and school communities.
“We are pleased that Ontic is now eligible to be of service to school districts and other entities throughout Texas as a proactive approach to school safety,” said Lukas Quanstrom, chief executive officer at Ontic. “We look forward to working with cooperative members across the BuyBoard network to help school counselors and resource officers more efficiently and effectively support student wellness and achievement. Our purpose is to proactively keep students, teachers, administrators and school communities safe.”
Ontic is the first protective intelligence technology platform to unify and digitally transform all critical data and information physical security professionals need to get the most relevant intelligence – faster – for early threat detection. Insights from the SaaS-based Ontic platform allow corporate security and education leaders to better identify pre-incident indicators, assess risk and mitigate potential threats in order to protect employees, patrons, students, educators, facilities and schools. Ontic works with Fortune 500 companies and leading educational institutions to keep its most prized assets safe – its people.
TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students. For more information on TASB, visit tasb.org.