Georgia Enterprises for Product and Services (GEPS)
Drug Test Kit and Supply Purchasing Resource
What is GEPS?
Enterprises for Products and Services (GEPS) was established in 1993 by O.C.G.A 50-5-135, and implements the “State Use
Law”. This legislation supports state entities ability to purchase, through the State
Use Program, certain products and services which are provided by non-profit,
certified organizations who employ Georgians with disabilities.
The State Use
Council designates GEPS to expand
the employment opportunities for the disabled Georgians, by collaborating with rehabilitative
programs and nonprofits to provide on-the-job training, employment
opportunities, and wages for these individuals.
For more than
25 years, GEPS has supplied high quality products and services to many state entities
and through the State Use Council and the supporting legislation, GEPS can
ensure a fair market rate for their goods.
with state, city, county, school and government entities continue to support GEPS
mission of assisting individuals with disabilities in achieving maximum
personal independence through productive employment by assuring and expanding a
constant market for their products and services.
of a Collaboration Between GEPS and Accountability Courts
mirrors CACJ’s overarching goals, by giving Georgians the chance and the tools
to better their current situations.
State Use revenue gained through GEPS is reinvested in training and employment
services to continue to support the disabled community.
employment and reducing a reliance on public assistance, GEPS not only aids in
stimulating local economies, but also in reducing the unemployment rate and generating
more tax revenue, as these individuals become taxable employees.
between GEPS and accountability courts in the production and purchase of drug testing kits (iCups, EZCups, panel dips, iScreen Oral Fluid Devices, alcohol screening, etc.), would support CACJ’s strategic objective of Securing and Responsibly Allocating
Additional products, such as printer toner cartridges, gloves to support drug test collections, and soap, are also available for purchase through GEPS
partnership with GEPS is projected to lower the current costs each court spends on
these necessary products, as GEPS is already a state-wide resource for these
products with fixed, negotiated rates for accountability
A comprehensive range of alcohol and drug
treatment tools and services are necessary in determining participant
eligibility and effectively monitoring their process and success.
with official standards of accountability courts and the necessity of drug testing, GEPS will provide high quality products to meet
the needs of each accountability court, while providing employment opportunities to Georgians with disabilities.
Benefits for the Accountability Court as a Customer
GEPS, as the state's current sole provider for drug testing kits, would lower court
costs and allowing new monetary allocations to occur within accountability
of well researched and high-quality products and services at a fair, negotiated
of legal labor laws being implemented.
collaboration gives back to the disabled community of Georgia, in providing
employment opportunities and a way to better their situation.
Interested? Please see Ordering Instructions Below