Governmental Purchasing Tools & Resources

When you procure heavy equipment for state or local governmental agencies, the pressure is always on to conserve resources. If your current process only accounts for initial purchase price, accepting the lowest bid may cost you in the long run. Caterpillar is here to help you make taxpayer dollars go further.

  • Buy Cat® products and services through cooperative purchasing agreements to save time, improve efficiency and reduce risk
  • Use Caterpillar resources to solicit and compare bids on a total cost basis
  • Choose Cat products to maximize safety, productivity, fuel efficiency and resale value
  • Count on Cat dealer services to increase uptime, control costs and extend component life

Procurement Tools

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.

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Coop 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).

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Resource Center

Caterpillar supports governmental buyers with tools and resources that make it easier for you to build comprehensive bid specs, create and manage budgets, control capital expenditures and make informed investment decisions.

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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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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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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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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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