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Total Cost Consideration

  • How to Build Agency Support for Total Cost Procurement
  • Life Cycle Costing Formulas
  • Points Award System - Sample Point Distribution for RFP Scoring
  • How to Implement the Points Award System for Your Agency's RFPs
  • How to Purchase Equipment Using a Life Cycle Costing Approach


Cooperative Purchasing

  • Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing - Overcome Your Resource Challenges
  • Succeeding Together with Cooperative Purchasing Through Caterpillar
  • A Position Paper from NIGP on the Use of Cooperative Procurement Practice in Public Procurement
  • Cooperative Purchasing Solutions from Caterpillar


Agency Support

  • What's Your Plan B?: Ideas to Consider When Buying New Equipment Isn't an Option
  • Beyond the Bid: 10 Factors That Impact Equipment Cost and Value
  • How Cat Financial Is Set Up to Meet the Specific Needs of Governmental Entities
  • 12 Tips to Keep Your Agency Employees Safe
  • 7 Tips to Keep Heavy Equipment Operators Working Safely
  • To Buy or Not to Buy....That Is the Question (Leasing Alternative)


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Life cycle costing
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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