For Release in North America: December 2015
Release Number: 362PR15

The National Joint Powers Alliance, one of North America’s largest governmental cooperative contract holders, recently awarded a competitively solicited contract to Caterpillar.  As part of the process, responses from equipment companies were evaluated against multiple criteria to help governmental agencies determine the best value when making purchase decisions. Caterpillar’s response – which included considerations such as pricing, customer service, warranties and others – was scored the highest among all nine equipment manufacturers who submitted responses.

In addition to new machine sales, the newly awarded contract allows Cat® dealers to sell parts, service, used equipment and to rent machines.

“We are very happy to give our governmental customers a great option to use NJPA when purchasing machines,” says Ann Schreifels, Caterpillar Governmental Sales Manager. “Cooperative contracts are a growing tool that purchasing professionals can use to make sure they are getting the best value for their budget.  We are extremely proud to have received the highest score.” 

Cooperative contract use is a growing trend for governmental purchases thanks to its simple process and time saving benefits. As members, a governmental agency has access to competitively awarded contracts for numerous categories of equipment, supplies and services.

This saves significant time when not having to reissue a local public solicitation, and ensures that constituents are getting the most for their spending.

For more information about the Cat machines, parts, service, and rental equipment, customers should contact their local Cat dealer or visit www.cat.com.

For more information about NJPA, please visit www.njpacoop.com.

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