How to Buy Grounds For Play Equipment

Does bidding make your head spin? We’re here to help bring you balance and clarity. No need for a lengthy bidding process. Grounds For Play makes it easy for clients to buy utilizing reputable national purchasing cooperatives.

We make it easy to buy To help ease the strain of bid solicitation through a national competitive bidding process, our parent company, Superior Recreational Products, has secured opportunities for all organizations to utilize national purchasing power through reputable purchasing cooperatives.

BENEFITS OF USING BUYING COOPERATIVES

COMPETITIVE PRICING Leverage the purchasing power of public agencies.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY Ease the strain of bidding and save administrative time and resources because the competitive procurement process has already been completed. TRUSTED SOURCES These cooperatives are competitively solicited and publicly awarded by lead agencies utilizing applicable procurement laws and regulations. OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL Municipalities, city governments, schools and boards of education, and state and federal entities can utilize these cooperatives without a membership charge.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us! Katrina Lockhart, New Business and Specialty Sales Manager (678) 390-1615 katrina.lockhart@siibrands.com

FOR GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS BuyBoard is an online purchasing cooperative that gives its members best pricing on products, equipment, and services that they use every day. Its purpose is to obtain the benefits and efficiencies that can accrue to members of a cooperative, to comply with state bidding requirements, and to identify qualified vendors of commodities, goods, and services. The Cooperative also relieves the burdens of governmental purchasing by effectively using current technology and realizing economies of scale. WHO CAN PURCHASE? There are many government entities that can purchase through co-op programs. • Municipalities, Cities, Counties and State Agencies • K-12 Schools. School Districts, Colleges, Universities • Councils of Government • Hospitals and Hospital Districts • Not-for-Profit Corporations [501(c)(3)] providing government functions and services

DISCOUNT In this process, vendors bid then offer a set discount off their MSRP catalog price list. Under our parent company, Superior Recreational Products, our discount is set at 10% off MSRP. Members can purchase playgrounds, shade, and site amenities. MEMBER BENEFITS • Compliance with state procurement requirements • Competitive pricing • Reduced procurement cycle • Saves administrative time and cost • Vendor selection and choice • A trusted and transparent source for legally awarded contracts • Quality products, equipment, and services • Companies/Vendors who understand co-ops, can perform and can deliver

STATE-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization is available to all public agencies, institutes of higher education, political subdivisions, and, in some cases, non-profit organizations in states who have obtained a NASPO ValuePoint Participating Addendum. Contact your state’s purchasing department for eligibility requirements. Currently, our parent company, Superior Recreational Products, has partnered with the following states under NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement No.: 6482. PRODUCT LINES AVAILABLE Superior Recreational Products offers the following products under our NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement: playgrounds, shade, dog park products, and bleachers. Installation services are available for some states.

PARTICIPATING STATES • Kansas • Montana • New Mexico • New York • North Dakota • Oregon • Oklahoma

• South Carolina • South Dakota • Utah • Washington

MEMBER BENEFITS • Compliance with state procurement laws • Competitive pricing • Reduced procurement cycle • Saves administrative time & cost • A trusted and transparent source for legally awarded contracts • Quality products, equipment, and services

FOR GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS HGAGBuy is a nationwide, government procurement service striving to make the governmental procurement process more efficient. Units of local government, including non-profits providing governmental services, are eligible to become participating members of the HGACBuy Cooperative. All contracts available to participating members have been awarded by virtue of a public competitive procurement process compliant with state statutes. Procurement programs create a legal pathway to purchasing recreational products in a manner that saves time and money for the member. There are many government entities that can purchase through procurement programs. • Municipalities, cities, counties, state agencies • K-12 schools, school districts, colleges, universities • Councils of government • Hospitals and hospital districts • Emergency medical services and service districts • Volunteer fire departments and rural fire prevention districts • Special law enforcement jurisdictions • Judicial courts & districts • Emergency communications districts • Utility Districts (MUDs, WCIDs, irrigation, etc.) • Authorities (airport, port, river, water, toll road, etc.) • Non profit corporations [501(c)(3)] providing government functions & services

DISCOUNT Our parent company, Superior

Recreational Products, holds awarded contracts that are renewed annually through HGAC. Members can purchase playgrounds, shade, site amenities, and installation. Contracts to vendors placing a bid have a set discount of 10% off the SRP catalog price list. MEMBER BENEFITS • Compliance with state procurement requirements • Competitive pricing • Reduced procurement cycle • Saves administrative time and cost • Vendor selection and choice • A trusted and transparent source for legally awarded contracts • Quality products, equipment, and services • Companies/Vendors who understand co-ops, can perform and can deliver

FOR GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS GSA Advantage!® is an online cooperative purchasing program that provides access to thousands of products and services. It’s the federal government’s procurement expert that helps other federal agencies get the products, services, and consulting advice they need. State and local government entities can take advantage of this buying power to get the best value and price. This contract can be found under Grounds For Play.

MEMBER BENEFITS • Compliance with state procurement requirements • Competitive pricing • Reduced procurement cycle • Saves administrative time and cost • Vendor selection and choice • A trusted and transparent source for legally awarded contracts • Quality products, equipment, and services • Companies/Vendors who understand co-ops, can perform and can deliver

PRODUCT LINES AVAILABLE • Playgrounds • Shade

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us! Katrina Lockhart, New Business and Specialty Sales Manager (678) 390-1615 katrina.lockhart@siibrands.com

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