The KCRPC is also affiliated with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) through their cooperative buying program HGACBuy. HGACBuy has been in the cooperative purchasing business for more than 30 years. Their experience and volume purchasing power can provide significant savings for local governments on major equipment purchases. Agencies may visit http://www.h-gac.com/coop/hgacbuy.aspx to see product availability.
HGACBuy focuses on higher-ticket, capital-intensive products and services that require detailed and technical specifications. Offerings include items such as heavy equipment, ambulances, fire trucks, buses and mowers.
Using HGACBuy contracts may simplify the purchase of public-works equipment, fire and emergency apparatus, communications equipment and services, and several other products that may be difficult for an individual agency to bid out.
HGACBuy contracts may include the opportunity for local dealers in the Kansas City region to receive contract assignment if their manufacturer is awarded a contract for particular equipment. In the event a contract assignment cannot be completed, local dealers may still be used to take delivery of equipment, and provide pre-delivery inspections as well as warranty and service work.
Vendors interested in current bids issued by HGACBuy should visit
http://www.h-gac.com/coop/hgacbuy.aspx and click on "Bid Notices."
For more information, contact us.
Make the process move quicker and smoother by involving the KCRPC in all phases of your consideration. Contact Rita Parker, KCRPC Program Coordinator, for assistance.