Already Competitively Bid Modular Building Contracts You Can Piggyback
Get your modular building through a cooperative purchasing agreement, or a piggyback contract, and avoid the hassle, cost, and time of the bidding process. Most state government, local government, and public school districts can take advantage of competitively bid contracts that already exist. Vanguard Modular is highly experienced in helping public agencies expedite the process of getting modular offices, portable classrooms, and specialty buildings, through use of either cooperative purchasing agreements, or piggyback contracts.
Cooperative purchasing delivers procurement speed without all the cost and time required to put out an RFP and subsequent award. It is an efficient procurement system where a cooperative agency creates an RFP, advertises for bids, and awards master contracts to pre-approved vendors with their pricing being extended to all the cooperative members for use.
Contracts in each category are awarded to multiple qualified vendors who provide the same product, so the cooperative members have several choices within each awarded category.
Purchasing cooperatives streamline the procurement process for public entities while ensuring that all legal bidding requirements are satisfied. Think about the time and cost of developing an RFP, putting it out for bid, collecting and evaluating the results, vetting vendors, and then finally awarding the contract. Cooperatives eliminate everything except the final award. Members benefit from having multiple awarded master contracts to evaluate, and then they can directly engage with the qualified vendor or vendors they wish to consider for the final award of their contract.
The best part about cooperative purchasing is the wide array of categories, items, and services that can be procured through your cooperative membership. Here is a limited list of some of the categories that your cooperative membership can provide access to for procurement purposes.
– Food service
– Books and media
– Lab supplies
– Modular buildings
Master contract awards to vendors are not only based on price but also their qualifications, experience, and proven product offering. Verified references and vendor track record are important determining factors in any award of a master contract. Vendors typically receive a master contract that spans a two to three-year term before that category is put back out to bid, so that competitive pricing is maintained.
Important facts about cooperative purchasing include:
– Awards are made through a trusted and verifiable process.
– The competitive bidding is carried out through free and open competition.
– The entire process is verifiable and trusted.
– Vendors are thoroughly vetted for their capabilities and qualifications.
– Procurement experts develop the RFPs, so you do not have to.
– The whole process is consistent with federal, state, and local bid requirements.
Cooperative purchasing is the fastest and most cost-effective way for public entities to procure modular buildings and many other things. Here are examples of who often leverages cooperative purchasing for their procurement needs:
– Public Schools
– State Agencies
– State Colleges
– State Universities
It is easy and free to become a cooperative member. Most cooperatives only require a simple one-page application; so, there really is no reason not to sign up with a cooperative and try it out.
Cooperative purchasing is about savings and ease of procurement. A cooperative purchasing program can take the entire burden of the bidding process off your shoulders and significantly accelerate your procurement method.
Vanguard Modular is here to help connect you with a purchasing cooperative, so you can avoid the bidding process when you need to purchase or lease your next modular building. We believe in helping you solve your space need in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Cooperative purchasing combined with modular construction is the fastest way to build.
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