New Equipment Options Made Possible for Fire Service
Nine vendors awarded fire equipment contracts through Sourcewell
Sourcewell recently awarded contracts for “Firefighting Apparatus, with Related Equipment, Accessories, and Supplies” through solicitation #022818. Sourcewell contracts are solicited across North America and competitively awarded on behalf of Sourcewell current and potential government and education member agencies.
Through these contracts, our members can find fire apparatus for everything from tenders to aerials, and even wildland and ARFFs. These contracts are designed to meet the needs of any fire department across the US and Canada, whether these agencies are from cities, counties, special districts, airports, states, or provinces.
Public entities’ access to firefighting equipment has increased exponentially with the addition of nine vendors in the Firefighting Apparatus, Related Equipment, Accessories, and Supplies category to an arsenal of existing options at Sourcewell.
Sourcewell (formerly NJPA), a national cooperative purchasing organization, awarded the contracts following a nationwide competitive solicitation process. Equipment offered through the category includes custom fire chassis, demo/stock units, aerial units, pumpers, rescue vehicles, tankers, aircraft rescue firefighting equipment, custom emergency vehicles, customizable apparatus, and more.
“We're proud to offer our members solutions through these high-caliber fire apparatus manufacturers," said Kelly McAllister, Sourcewell contract administration supervisor. "Through these contracts, our members can find fire apparatus for everything from tenders to aerials, and even wildland and ARFFs. These contracts are designed to meet the needs of any fire department across the US and Canada, whether these agencies are from cities, counties, special districts, airports, states, or provinces."
Purchasing off a cooperative contract streamlines the procurement process for public entities resulting in a savings of time and money, McAllister added.
Effective April 16, 2018, the contracts are available to all Sourcewell members throughout the United States and Canada.
Quick attack units, industrial apparatus, aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles
Customizable pumper, wildland and rescue apparatus, choice of chassis platform
Custom/commercial pumper products, aerial/rescue/tanker products, specialty vehicles
Custom emergency vehicles, ambulances, Body Remounts
Demo/stock units, tankers, industrial, aircraft rescue firefighting
Custom/commercial chassis, specialty apparatus, water tenders
Custom fire apparatus, heavy rescue trucks, commercial/rescue pumpers
Aerials, pumper/tankers, elliptical tankers
Custom body and trailer solutions for fire, rescue, and law enforcement, special operations response vehicles
Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota’s nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 300 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.