HOUSTON — The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance awarded a five-year contract to Mahindra North America (MNA) to provide tractors through this leading national, state and local cooperative purchasing program. The contract was awarded following a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation conducted by the lead public agency, Cobb County, Ga.

Mahindra was selected as a preferred tractor provider through U.S. Communities after completing the application process which satisfies the bid requirements for education institutions, state/local government agencies and nonprofit organizations. This purchasing program helps deliver value to more than 90,000 public agencies nationwide who can then bypass lengthy and expensive request-or-proposal processes to purchase Mahindra tractors.

“We are committed to building a long-term, successful partnership with U.S. Communities by delivering a great product solution at a superior price-point that is backed by an industry-leading warranty,” says Cleo Franklin, chief marketing office/vice president of business development and strategic planning, MNA. “Participating in this program furthers our ability to provide high value products to help public sector organizations get their work done within their communities, enabling them to be good stewards on behalf of their constituents.”

"Mahindra builds a high-value, quality tractor and we are pleased to make this product available to the extensive U.S. Communities purchasing network. After completing a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation, we awarded the contract to Mahindra," says Bill Thomas, general purchasing supervisor, Cobb County, Ga. “We are confident the government and nonprofit organizations of U.S. Communities will benefit from having access to Mahindra tractors through this nationwide contract vehicle.”

About U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. U.S. Communities was founded in 1996 as a partnership with its national sponsors, including the Assn. of School Business Officials, the National Assn. of Counties, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Governors Assn. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than $2.3 billion in products and services annually. This continued growth is fueled by the program’s proven track record of providing public agencies the best overall government pricing and unparalleled value.