Make sure every proposal you receive provides the information you need to make an informed investment decision. Consult resources like the Governmental Solutions Buyers' Guide to better understand the equipment you’re procuring—from its basic specs to its safety features, technologies and work tools. Then use the Points Award System to evaluate proposals. It provides a structured framework for comparing options on a total cost basis.

 

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Good RFPs are built with quality information. Get the latest word on Cat® equipment, work tools, safety features, technology and more in the Governmental Solutions 2015 Buyers' Guide. Find critical content in an easy-to-read format—all in one convenient place.

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Points Award System

Points Award System helps you evaluate heavy equipment purchases by incorporating the actual cost of the machine as well as dealer and manufacturer support capabilities. Additional evaluation criteria include:

  • Life Cycle Costs
  • Conformity to Specifications
  • Warranty Coverage
  • Vendor Locations
  • Parts Pricing and Availability
  • Shop and Field Service

The rating and weighting functionality allow you to customize what is most important to you as you build your "Value Score Card."

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MACHINE TECHNOLOGIES

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

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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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