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Total cost procurement

Caterpillar knows governmental agencies face challenges when procuring equipment and power systems, so we offer tools and resources to help you increase efficiency and enhance decision-making. Use our Life Cycle Costing information to strengthen your bidding process and leverage our cooperative purchasing agreements to conserve resources and reduce risk.


Proposals

When you require vendors to include detailed information about total costs in every proposal, you get the data you need to make strategic investment decisions. For help developing RFPs that support total cost procurement, check out our resources now.

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Procurement Codes

Every state or province has a unique procurement code that outlines purchasing regulations, including whether or not an agency can use cooperative purchasing contracts. Click on the name of your state or province for a summary of your code.

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Machine TECHNOLOGIES

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Competitive Bidding

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

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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.

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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.

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GOVERNMENTAL PURCHASING TOOLS & RESOURCES

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

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WHY CATERPILLAR? CASE STUDIES & MORE

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

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