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Everyone benefits
when your
school adopts

re-open.com

The Smart Analytical Model (SAM)

SAM is a predictive procurement cloud-based app that streamlines compliance with ever-changing regulations. SAM saves you time and optimizes your spend on health and safety products.
All in 30 seconds. 

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“There is significant federal funding available and not utilized, most teachers don’t even know it exists. re-open.com’s SAM app makes procuring health and safety products easy so schools can focus their efforts where they belong, on teaching the next generation.”

— Kellie Moulin – Assistant Principal, Worcester Public Schools, MA, USA

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Compliance with ease and certainty. 

A fully integrated platform for health and safety products that benefits all.

 

Everyone benefits

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Educators

  • Teachers and Principals need to operate in an environment free of unnecessary worry so they can teach the next generation.
 
  • With new variants and continued uncertainty, there is no reason why schools shouldn’t have the best tools like the SAM app to protect them.
 
  • Speak to your school administration today about the benefits of the SAM app.
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Staff

  • Whether you work in Facilities, Information Technology, Health & Safety, or as a Custodian, all staff benefit when a school operates safely and efficiently. 
  • The SAM app slashes countless hours from the work week and gives that time back to staff, helping productivity and employee satisfaction.
 
  • Importantly, the SAM app is secure and requires no sensitive staff or student information.
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Administrators

  • Superintendents and Directors of School Facilities share a common goal – running an efficient, reliable, and safe environment for all.
 
  • ​The SAM app is smart and for built for compliance, both now and in the long-term.
 
  • Importantly, the SAM app integrates with suppliers on the latest statewide contract under the PPE and other items solicitation, which is FEMA compliant, therefore reducing compliance risk and increasing funding certainty.
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Stakeholders

  • Whether it's unions, parents, community officials, or other third parties, it is in our collective interests that our schools are safe places to enter and importantly to learn in.
 
  • The SAM app helps schools comply with regulations, optimize spend, and source from a safe and vetted supply chain.
 
  • Speak to your school administration today about the benefits of the SAM app.

Benefits to your sector

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Private

  • With the NY HERO Act now in force, re-open.com provides several solutions which support ongoing compliance and readiness to protect your employees and students.
 
  • Aside from the clear time and cost-saving benefits, the ability to demonstrate (on demand) to stakeholders your school’s compliance with ever-changing regulations builds confidence.
  • It also lowers insurance risk and importantly keeps safety front of mind.
  • Integration is seamless, SAM is a web-based app that can be accessed easily at any time.
  • The SAM app can assist with predictive procurement for other product categories too.
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Public / Charter

  • For too many years, the public education system has had to fight for resources.
  • In this unprecedented moment in history, our public education system sees itself with more funding than it can allocate, yet our students and staff are still in harm’s way.
  • The SAM app and others on re-open.com meet the ‘allowable expense’ hurdle established by the federal government.
  • ​The SAM app also integrates with suppliers on centralized procurement contracts, that are compliant with federal procurement rules, therefore reducing the risk of non-compliant post-award funding use reviews.

New Feature Available:
See what federal funding your New York school's Local Education Agency (LEA) received

Institution Type:
PUBLIC
Local Education Agency (LEA):
ALBANY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
ESSER Fund (CARES Act)

$...

ESSER II Fund (CRRSA Act)

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ARP ESSER (ARP Act)

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re-open.com's suite of apps are allowable expenses
 

Four easy steps to experience the benefits of re-open.com: 

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As a cloud-based platform, signing up for free is the first step to ensure you know about our latest apps.

2

 

Experience the power of the SAM App for free, including key functionality and access to training videos and other support.

3

 

Details for each school are pre-populated in the SAM App for you.  With our distribution center based in New York, supply is just a day away.  

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Generate a compliance certificate for each order to demonstrate your focus on health & safety and compliance with federal funding guidelines.  

Get your 14 day free trial of the

SAM App

Run your school's analysis in under 30 seconds

Run your first Certificate of

Compliance

Predictive procurement allowing local sourcing solutions

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Developed by world-leading artificial intelligence experts. 

"This groundbreaking approach is applicable for any regulated procurement process," said Professor Rajesh Vasa, Head of Translational Research at A2I2. 

Professor Rajesh Vasa team supported the development of Smart Analytical Model (SAM).

 

As a Smart Procurement tool, SAM helps school administrators navigate thousands of pages of regulation and guidance to ensure schools are getting the best American-made products. 

FAQs

Are training and support for the SAM app easily accessible?


Yes, our customer support team at re-open.com has created a variety of short videos on each feature of the SAM app along with other materials and support functions which are provided to your team once you sign-up.




What is the certificate of compliance and why is it helpful?


re-open.com provides users of the SAM app with a certificate of compliance for each order, on-demand.

The certificate outlines the key steps re-open.com has undertaken to address FEMA and other Federal Funding requirements, including adherence to supplier and product vetting requirements.

A certificate of compliance may also assist in demonstrating your organizations focus on risk management and therefore assist you in negotiating more advantageous insurance premiums.




Do all schools in New York have their building and people data pre-loaded?


Yes, re-open.com's SAM app is populated with publicly available building and people-specific data from every school in New York State.

In addition, re-open.com uses complex statistical projections to pre-populate inputs for schools where limited information is available.

Pre-populating this data ensures schools can use the SAM app as efficiently as possible, saving them valuable time.




What are the long-term benefits of using SAM?


Aside from making your school, faculty, students, and communities safer in the long run, the SAM app significantly reduces both financial and physical waste.

On average, the SAM app saves schools $144,000 annually, meaning schools will have money in the budget to spend on the things that are most important to your school.

The SAM app also reduces oversupply and subpar product purchasing, which significantly reduces physical waste.




Is my school eligible for federal funding to cover the cost of the SAM app and the products it recommends?


At re-open.com, we have provided a simple to use search tool which then collates the amount of federal funding allocated to New York’s local educational agencies (LEAs).

Public and charter schools

The SAM app and the health and safety products it recommends support the safe re-opening of the U.S., including its public and charter schools. The SAM app and the products it recommends are considered 'allowable expenses' under the multi-year U.S. federal government's education stabilization funds, including the ESSER Fund (CARES Act), the ESSER II Fund (CRRSA Act), and the ARP ESSER (ARP Act).

Private, not-for-profit schools

On August 17, 2021, the White House released its Memorandum on Maximizing Assistance to Respond to COVID-⁠19 which directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to extend the window for eligible state and non-state entities to receive 100% federal cost-share for allowable expenses under Public Assistance Category B. The window was extended until December 31, 2021 and includes both public education and private not-for-profit education.

Private, for-profit schools

While federal funding under the Education Stabilization Funds and FEMA’s Public Assistance Category B are not open to private, for-profit schools, the SAM App saves schools annually $144,000 on average, meaning the cost of an annual SAM app license will be recovered in just over two weeks.




Can I trial the SAM app before committing to purchase a license?


Every school in New York State is eligible for a 14-day free trial of the SAM app.

Licenses of the SAM app are considered an ‘allowable expense’ for Public and Charter Schools, meaning these schools can access federal funding for the SAM app for next three years.

Not only is the solution reimbursed by the Government, but the products recommended by SAM are also covered.




What regulations and guidance does SAM comply with?


The SAM app condenses over 1000+ pages of Federal and State regulations into easily understood recommendations to achieve compliance.

SAM uses the most current guidance on the type, quantity and frequency of your health and safety products requirements from the following sources: CDC, NIH, FEMA, US Department of Education, FDA, OSHA, ESSER Fund (CARES Act), the ESSER II Fund (CRRSA Act), and the ARP ESSER (ARP Act), State education and health guidance and the NY HERO Act.




What are the benefits for Private schools?


Private schools will save, on average, $144,000 by using the SAM app and this is just the cost savings on health and safety products. The time savings are significant too, as compliance with ever-changing regulations is an added burden for administrators and staff.

Further to this, using the SAM app will provides all schools with a certificate of compliance which will assist in obligations under the NY HERO Act as well as supporting your school’s case for more advantageous insurance premiums.




Where can I learn more about the federal funding options for Public and Charter schools?


At re-open.com, we have provided a simple to use search tool which then collates the amount of federal funding allocated to New York’s local educational agencies (LEAs).

For information on the Education Stabilization Fund, which encompasses the ESSER Fund (CARES Act), the ESSER II Fund (CRRSA Act), and the ARP ESSER (ARP Act), please go to https://covid-relief-data.ed.gov/. Note: At the time of writing, the U.S. Department of Education’s referenced website does not capture allocated funding under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act).

Each state government Department of Education will have further information on their planned uses of the allocated federal funds. We encourage you to speak with your school administration to understand the use of these allocations further.




How are suppliers and their products monitored for compliance?


The SAM app integrates with suppliers on the Office of General Services centralized contract under the PPE and other items solicitation, which is a FEMA compliant solicitation. All our suppliers are vetted to the highest industry standards, ensuring the highest quality products and on-going compliance with FEMA reimbursement requirements.




How is the SAM app kept up to date with changing health and safety regulations?


At re-open.com our team has numerous regulation experts and works with independent third party organizations to monitor and communicate changes in regulations that impact product recommendations. Only authoritative regulatory guidance at the federal and state level is incorporated into re-open.com’s product recommendations.




When is the federal funding available and how long for?


The multi-year federal government's education stabilization funds, including the ESSER Fund (CARES Act), the ESSER II Fund (CRRSA Act), and the ARP ESSER (ARP Act) are available now and through September 2024.

Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 100% federal cost-share for allowable expenses under Public Assistance Category B has been extended until December 31, 2021.




Is re-open.com authorized to do business with New York State?


Yes, re-open.com is registered as a vendor of New York State.




Where can I find answers to more of my questions?


For a full set of FAQs please click here. Alternatively, you can contact us with other inquiries.





$1,000 from every license sold supports our heroes

For each annual SAM license sold through re-open.com, $500 will be donated each to two not-for-profit organizations that support our heroes. 

“The team at re-open.com have been a great hiring partner of the Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF).  To help with its talent needs, re-open.com partnered with SOTF to identify and bring on three new Regional Directors, providing these special operations veterans an opportunity to use their unique skills to help build a business from the ground up.

We at SOTF see this relationship as an exciting model for how organizations can utilize the high-level expertise of our Fellows to develop and implement their business goals. If you want to read more about re-open.com’s work with our SOTF Fellows, see the news article located here.”  

-Dennis Hayashi,
Corporate Engagements, SOTF

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“Schools will save hundreds of administration hours using re-open.com – and the best part is that the funding for public schools is already available for them to use”

— David A. Collard, Founder & CEO