Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative purchasing can help governmental agencies procure high-quality assets with fewer resources, while benefitting from the support of dependable local dealers. Get Cat® machines, work tools, power systems, trucks and dealer services with agreements from the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and the City of Tucson (National IPA).

If you procure heavy equipment for states, counties or other municipalities, you face a host of challenges every day. How do you succeed? Learn how cooperative purchasing may be an effective strategy.





Step 1: Know Your Procurement Code

Find out if the procurement code in your state or province allows the use of cooperative purchasing contracts.



Step 2: Find the Right Contract

Caterpillar has been awarded two national cooperative contracts through which equipment and power systems can be purchased. Talk to your Cat dealer to determine the right contract and see how they can save time and reduce risk, while delivering the benefits of a strong local dealer relationship.

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA - Contract #032515-CAT)

Through the extensive Cat dealer network, NJPA members will be able to select from over 120 models spanning 14 product families. In addition to the breadth of products, the Cat dealer network will deliver the exceptional service and support our customers have grown to expect.

Visit the NJPA website - Contract #032515-CAT »

Contract Documentation, NJPA contract #032515-CAT

Download Acceptance and Award

Download Combined Ads

Download Comments and Review

Download Heavy Construction RFP

Download Proposal Evaluation

Download Proposal Opening

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA - City of Tucson Contract #120377)

Through the National IPA contract, governmental agencies can procure heavy equipment, power systems, accessories and related services through Caterpillar's industry-leading North American dealer network.

View Contract #120377 Brochure »

Visit the National IPA website to view contract documentation »


Additional Contract Options

Many Cat dealers work with local and state organizations to secure additional cooperative purchasing options. If you would like to learn more about contracts available in your area, find your closest dealer now.



See more about Cat Connect GRADE technologies and what they can do for your business.

View All Machines

Competitive Bidding

Get bid specifications for the machines you want and the total cost estimate you need in your next RFP.

Find a bid spec

Build RFP

Save time and money by using RFP Builder to easily create your next RFP or RFQ. Simply pick and populate the sections you want to include, save the document and email a copy to yourself.

Access RFP Builder

Life cycle costing

The concept of Life Cycle Costing has been endorsed by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and other governmental associations.

Learn More


Buying heavy equipment for a governmental agency? Save time and improve decision-making with the latest tools and information from Caterpillar.

Go Back Home


Find out what procurement professionals from state and local agencies say about their experiences with Cat equipment, Cat dealer support and Life Cycle Costing.

Get the Details


Stay connected

Fill out the form and receive practical tips and information to help you streamline procurement and make cost-effective decisions about your heavy equipment fleet.

Get e-News

Built for it

When you choose Cat® equipment, you get what you pay for — durable and reliable equipment, and long-lasting relationships.

Learn More
Financing & Insurance

You can count on Cat Financial to provide the best financial solutions, built just for you.

See our Current Offers
Cat® Technology

We are constantly developing and refining advanced technologies to help make your equipment more productive and efficient.

Learn More
Connect with the Experts

Connect with the experts. Learn from the experts and get advice from your peers - check out our blogs and online forums.

Read our Blogs
Cat® Dealers Make the Difference

Your Cat dealer is committed to maximizing your success, helping you get the most out of your operations with site-level solutions, service and support.

Connect with your dealer today
The Power of Cat® Equipment

While superior quality is easy to see, it's over time and throughout your equipment ownership experience that the superior value of Caterpillar really becomes clear.

Learn More
CAT® Product Stories

Learn how customers all over the world are using Cat® products to do great things.

Learn More