Toter, a division of Wastequip, Charlotte, North Carolina, has renewed a national cooperative contract with the city of Tucson, Arizona. The contract is offered nationwide through the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA), Franklin, Tennessee. Since 2007, Toter held two consecutive five-year cooperative contracts awarded by the city of Tucson, and the new contract, No. 171717, also has a five-year term including extensions.
Through the contract, Toter offers National IPA participants the ability to purchase refuse carts, organics carts, recycling carts, bear-tough carts, organics bins, front-end-load containers and cart lifters.
Derrick Masimer, vice president of sales, Toter, says, “We appreciate the opportunity to continue our support for the city of Tucson and National IPA in their efforts to increase resident satisfaction while keeping costs in line.”
National IPA partners with lead public agencies, including governments, educational institutions and nonprofit agencies that competitively solicit national contracts for aggregated use. Participating agencies can use cooperative purchasing agreements with National IPA suppliers, streamlining the contracting process by eliminating the need to solicit the contract. There is no cost for agencies to participate and use the contracts available through National IPA, Toter says.
Allan McCombs, senior vice president of account management, National IPA, says, “National IPA is thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Toter. Their previous contract provided cities and counties with an easy and value-based vehicle to purchase durable waste containers. We are excited Toter’s new contract will continue to offer our participants access to leading-edge sustainable solutions.”