At General Recreation, Inc. we understand the importance of a tight budget. As many professionals are being faced with budget constraints, we ask that you keep the following contracts in mind when budgeting and planning your projects. Some purchasing opportunities can decrease the cost of your equipment and make it easier to buy products you want from whom you want. We have a variety of Contracts that will assist you in purchasing high-quality and durable products without going out to public bid.
Regional Purchasing Contracts
Pennsylvania COSTARS 14 Contract for Recreational and Fitness Equipment
As a PA COSTARS 14 Contract holder, General Recreation is able to provide our clients with many types of recreational products and, in many cases, can include the assembly/installation as well. This can all be purchased without going to bid locally because we have already bid on the COSTARS 14 contract. School Districts, municipalities and other institutions (except state agencies) can buy through this cooperative purchasing contract. Contact us for more information.
Pennsylvania Department of General Services
General Recreation holds a contract for all types of recreation equipment which Pennsylvania State Agency purchasers can use to buy materials. Contact us for more information.
New Jersey State Contract- Park and Playground Equipment and Parts Contract, T-0103
General Recreation Contract number: A81422 expires 5/14/2013. General Recreation holds contracts for a number of manufacturers on this contract. New Jersey Municipalities, Schools and State agencies can buy from this cooperative purchasing contract. Installation services may be added to these contract purchases. Contact us for more information.
National Purchasing Contracts
HGACBuy Purchasing Solutions: Helping Governments Across the Country Buy
Landscape Structures holds a HGAC Purchasing contract which allows our customers to:
- Enroll at no charge by simply completing a short registration process to participate.
- Purchase a wide range of products without the need to use the bid process, while still meeting local or state purchasing guidelines.
- Have complete control of the quality, design and manufacturer of their next playground or skatepark purchase.
Contract #: PR11-10
Contract Name: Supply of Parks & Recreation Equipment
Effective: November 1, 2010 – October 31, 2012
Product Lines: Landscape Structures, PlaySense, and Skatewave
Installation and related products can qualify under this contract as well.
Contact General Recreation to learn more about this national purchasing contract and how it can benefit your organization.
GSA Contract Number GS-07F-0440N
Landscape Structures (acting through Exerplay) currently hold a GSA contract for Landscape Structures, PlaySense and Skatewave product lines. GSA is a federal contract that establishes government wide, long term purchasing contracts with commercial firms. Money is saved and the bid process can be waived when using this contract.
Water Odyssey currently holds a NJPA contract
CONTRACT NUMBER 081910-FPI
NJPA Announces National Contract Award to Fountain People, Inc. and Water Odyssey by Fountain People
Staples, MN (October 21, 2010) – In response to a national, competitive bid, the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) has awarded Fountain People, Inc. and Water Odyssey by Fountain People a contract for “Athletic and/or Recreational Related Surfaces to Include, Athletic Equipment and Accessories”. The contract was approved by the NJPA Board of Directors on October 21st and is available nationally to all NJPA member agencies.
“Water Odyssey by Fountain People is the country’s leading designer and manufacturer of architectural and interactive fountain equipment and water play area systems.” said Mike Hajek, NJPA’s director of business development and marketing. “Committed to a quality management system to meeting customer expectations for design, product, quality, technical support, and delivery Water Odyssey by Fountain People has an outstanding reputation for serving municipal agencies across the nation. This contract is definitely the best way for NJPA members to purchase from Water Odyssey by Fountain People.”
The NJPA contract enables government, education and non-profit agencies a purchasing solution that satisfies most agencies’ competitive bid requirements. The Water Odyssey by Fountain People contract broadens the depth and breadth of competitively awarded products and services available to NJPA member agencies.