New York approves cooperative arrangement
New York state has approved a contract for Toro equipment through The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) for use by all state agencies and other authorized users. The state approved the pact on April 13. The new agreement provides state agencies with competitive pricing for Toro products, including mowers, irrigation systems, utility vehicles and more.
With the contract approval, New York state agencies will have the opportunity to purchase grounds care equipment at a competitive rate. “State agencies, along with others authorized to access state contracts in New York will be able to leverage their spend on the entire Toro portfolio of products,” says Chris Penny, vice president of TCPN.
Houston-based TCPN is a growing cooperative purchasing company. Each contract is written to ensure value and security for all parties involved. Additionally, a portion of TCPN’s revenue goes to education initiatives.
“The contract with New York is an exciting channel through which we can provide top-quality Toro equipment to New York state agencies,” explains Paula Sliefert, senior marketing manager for The Toro Company. “We want to thank everyone involved in the process and look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding results across the state through our trusted distributor channel and line of turf care equipment.”
The list of entities authorized to participate in the contract includes, but is not limited to, K-12 schools, municipalities, colleges and universities, counties and religious organizations. Authorized users should reference the current copy of the contract award before purchasing from the contract. The New York State contract number is: PC66756.
The Toro Company provides solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting systems. The firm had sales of $2.2 billion in fiscal 2014. Toro’s presence extends to more than 90 countries worldwide.
TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative, established in 1997. The firm’s contracts have been competitively bid and awarded, by a governmental entity serving in the lead agency role, to national vendors for commonly purchased products and services, including facilities, furniture, office supplies and equipment, security systems and technology.