We are pleased to announce our award by the TCPN / National IPA Purchasing Coop for all Brock underlayments for artificial turf and playgrounds.
National IPA is a competitive bid purchasing coop for all state, local governments, school districts, and higher education institutions in the United States of America, and other government agencies and non-profit organizations. The Cooperative Purchasing Network (“TCPN”) assists public agencies and non-profits reap the benefits of national leveraged pricing, with no cost to the member.
TCPN leverages one of the largest pools of purchasing potential. This is accomplished by competitively soliciting proposals and awarding contracts for commonly purchased products and services. Brock was awarded Contract # R162202 as part of an exhaustive evaluation process. The contract takes effect on June 1, 2017. The benefits to the end user is a significant reduction in price for Brock Shock pads as well as a simpler procurement process. Clients can purchase artificial turf from several suppliers on TCPN/National IPA, and now also purchase the Brock product directly.
This avoids multiple mark-ups, as well as gaining the lower product price we provided through the coop. It’s a great way to get the client what they want and avoid unsolicited alternates during the bid process, also making it simpler for the designer. Ask your client if they want to use a purchasing coop as part of their procurement strategy. It’s the fastest growing segment in public procurement, whereas the low bid strategy often results in products and outcomes that are not what the client wanted, and an increase in work for the designer with substitution requests.
+ Safety performance benchmarked by partnering with leading research organizations
+ Broadest product line engineered for all sports and levels of athletes
+ Oversight and design assistance to ensure highest project quality outcome
+ 16-25 year Warranties
+ Cradle to Cradle Certification – highest environmental certification possible
+ Proven drainage of fi eld that has never failed
+ Proven ability to reuse product at turf replacement