Every governmental agency faces resource constraints. Budgets are tight and the workload never quits.
If you’re responsible for procuring heavy equipment under these conditions, it’s hard to be successful on the job.
Cooperative purchasing can help.
Cooperative contracts help you get the equipment you need quickly and better manage your budget, so you never have to compromise on machines and service.
Improve procurement efficiency so you can put new equipment to work faster.
Don’t spend valuable budget dollars soliciting bids, reviewing proposals and awarding contracts.
Avoid unexpected repair costs and other budget surprises that may arise when you buy the low-bid option.
Cooperative purchasing contracts often go beyond machines to include the parts and service you need to keep your operation running. With Caterpillar, you’ll have access to:
Whether a machine needs routine maintenance or an unplanned repair, our dealership locations are well-equipped to meet any service needs.
Genuine OEM parts are the best option to keep your machines running. As your local Cat dealer, we can accept POs using your Sourcewell member number.
Through Sourcewell, T&E Power Systems has a full line of power equipment available to rent for short- or long-term needs. Whether you need generators, air compressors, or ancillary equipment, we have you covered.
Good used machines can be an excellent value. Caterpillar ensures you have access to this buying option if you decide it’s right for you.
It’s important to evaluate purchases from a total cost perspective, as purchase price is just one small component. Choosing the low bid can actually cost more in the long run. Here is one well-accepted method to determine total cost:
INITIAL PURCHASE PRICE
+ Fuel and inputs
– Resale value
= TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
We are pleased to make our equipment available through two Sourcewell cooperative purchasing contracts. Get the assets you need to be more successful when you buy Cat® products with one of these agreements:
We can help determine which contract is right for you and can also provide information about state and local cooperative purchasing options.
In just a few minutes, you can start reaping the benefits of a free, no obligation Sourcewell membership. It’s the easiest way to take advantage of cooperative purchasing agreements that will save your agency time and money procuring equipment. Memberships are available for all government, education and non-profit entities.
No matter how you define success, we will work to help you achieve it. We invite you to learn more about how to use cooperative purchasing to reach your goals.