Strengthen your Purchasing Power and Simplify the Process through Purchasing Cooperatives

Getting the playground you want at the price you deserve has never been easier. Yes, fundraising and grants are two great ways to garner interest and funds for your upcoming playground project. But, did you know you can also get big money off your playground directly from the manufacturer?

Keep in mind, these cooperatives are not simply a discount, they are nationally recognized purchasing contracts. Both Playcraft Systems and Berliner offer a variety of savings through national purchasing contracts and you can shop for the one that best fits your needs and situation.

Purchasing Contract Benefits

· Satisfy bidding requirements while skipping the burden of bidding requirements

· It’s quick and economical to use a purchasing contract and you don’t sacrifice quality. The equipment and service you receive are not watered down to give you a “better deal”

· Purchasing Co-Ops are not a ‘fake’ grants. Some manufacturers have a habit of inflating the MSRP in order to discount it later to make it look like the customer is getting a “good deal”


How Purchasing Cooperative Work

Allowable purchases include playground equipment, surfacing, and in some cases, the site work like concrete borders can be added to the scope of work. The only requirement is that purchaser be registered with the national purchasing agency by visiting their website and filling out a simple application.


Who Can Apply

· Education – K-12, Charter Schools, Private Schools Colleges, and Special Education Districts

· Non-Profits - like churches, nursing homes and other charitable organizations

· Government – City, County, State Agencies, Park and Water Districts, etc.


LuckyDog Purchasing Co-Ops

Here is a listing of the purchasing cooperatives Berliner and Playcraft offers through LuckyDog Recreation in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. And, if you have any questions at all reach out to us at 1-800-388-2196. We are here to help.

Buyboard – Berliner

· Visit Website to sign up: https://www.buyboard.com/national.aspx

· Contract Number – 529-19


TIPS – Berliner

· Visit Website to sign up: https://www.tips-usa.com/

· Contract Number – 18070401


OMNIA Partners – Playcraft Systems

· Includes US Communities and National IPA

· Visit Website to sign up: https://public.omniapartners.com/contact-us

· Contract Number R170304


AEPA – Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies - Playcraft Systems

· Visit website to apply: http://aepacoop.org/

· Contract Number – Call LuckyDog


PPA – Public Procurement Authority - Playcraft Systems

· Visit website to apply: https://ppa-or.gov/

· Contract Number – Call LuckyDog


GSA – Playcraft Systems

· Visit website to apply: https://www.gsa.gov/policy-regulations/policy/acquisition-policy/eligibility-determinations

· Contract Number GS-03F-0076U


Read more about Co-Op Purchasing here: https://www.luckydogrecreation.com/post/save-time-save-money-with-co-op-purchasing

Request more information here: https://www.luckydogrecreation.com/request-catalog

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