LEXINGTON, Ky., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NASPO ValuePoint, a unified, nationally focused cooperative alliance that provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting, now quantifies fire apparatus with the services and equipment you need from suppliers you can trust.
The NASPO ValuePoint Fire Apparatus (Trucks) portfolio provides awards based on the highest scoring proposers for each of the following categories: Pumpers, Aerials, Brush, Special, Tenders and Aircraft/Airport. The awarded seven suppliers providing nationwide coverage for fire apparatus are Deep South Fire Trucks Inc, E-One Inc, Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc, HME Incorporated, Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp, Pierce Manufacturing Inc, and Rosenbauer South Dakota LLC.
These suppliers have a passion to provide the safest, most reliable and highest performing vehicles to serve our first responders in protecting our communities. They offer the best equipment at the best prices; the support for sales, parts, and training; are close at hand and are ready when you need them. We understand that newer equipment needs to be reliable and durable, not just environmentally safe.
"The State of Mississippi was proud to lead the Fire Apparatus cooperative contract for NASPO ValuePoint. We were able to award contracts to the leading manufacturers in the industry as well as a regional manufacturer located in Mississippi. This contract has allowed the state agencies, as well as our governing authorities, to work with any of the awarded manufacturers in the purchase of a fire truck. I personally think the main benefit of this contract is the ease in obtaining the fire truck with the options and equipment desired. The purchaser simply submits their specifications to their chosen vendor, receives their pricing, and submits their PO to begin the build process. I don't think we could have made it any easier to use." Billy Beard, a Staff Officer for the Bureau of Fleet Management.
"Leading the way in custom fire apparatus manufacturing, Ferrara has made a niche in the market by staying true to our core values of custom building each truck with the strongest materials and construction methods available. Our engineers work closely with each fire department to customize every truck to meet their exact needs and performance capabilities which allows our customers to get the most out of their investment. Heavy Duty is more than a saying, it is a culture that thrives on keeping our customers safe while building the strongest and most dependable fire trucks available." Robert Selleck, Ferrara Fire Apparatus.
How does this fire apparatus cooperative contract work?
By expanding the scope of service providers, NASPO ValuePoint greatly benefits state and local authorities in the ease in obtaining the fire apparatus with the options and equipment desired. The procurer submits their specifications to their chosen vendor, receives their pricing, and directs their purchase order to begin the build process.
Nationwide leverage equals more favorable pricing for governing authorities, than by doing your own procurement for fire trucks. With a multi-state awarded vendors, participating entities have more options to meet their individual fire apparatus needs.
About NASPO ValuePoint
NASPO ValuePoint is a unified, nationally focused cooperative aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities spurring best value, innovation and competition in the marketplace. The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers best value, reliable, competitively sourced contracts. Since 1993 NASPO ValuePoint has been the cooperative purchasing arm of NASPO (the National Association of State Procurement Officials) encouraging, fostering and guiding the nation's most significant public contract cooperative.
SOURCE NASPO ValuePoint