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The Toro Company Awarded City of Mesa, AZ Contract

Partnership delivers trusted Toro and BOSS equipment, and irrigation products, marketed nationally through cooperative National IPA

Apr 05, 2017  |   Golf  |   Sports Fields & Grounds  |   Professional Contractor

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Toro Company has been awarded a new cooperative purchasing contract from the City of Mesa, AZ for use by all municipal agencies and other authorized users. This contract will be marketed nationally by the cooperative National IPA (Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance).

This national cooperative contract is a single award, which offers lower costs plus time and resource savings to participating agencies nationwide.  The Toro equipment includes a full line of products from commercial turf care equipment, irrigation solutions, construction equipment and landscape contractor equipment, in addition to BOSS snow and ice management equipment.

“We’re extremely pleased to have earned this award by the City of Mesa,” explains Rick Olson, president and CEO of The Toro Company. “Alongside our trusted distributor in the area, Simpson Norton, we look forward to building our relationship with the City of Mesa and helping public and non-profit agencies nationwide access this agreement through the marketing efforts of National IPA.”

After the City of Mesa, AZ awarded The Toro Company the competitively solicited contract, the cooperative partner National IPA will continue to help with the overall administration and marketing of the new contract.

“We’re thrilled to have played a part in this exciting new relationship between Toro and the City of Mesa,” says Ken Heckman, senior vice president of sales & account management for National IPA. “As the lead agency for this competitively solicited and awarded contract, the City of Mesa has established an agreement that will serve government agencies throughout the country by providing them tremendous savings on Toro’s complete breadth of top-quality equipment.”

The cooperative purchasing agency works with more than 48,000 entities across the United States and strives to provide economical buying opportunities for their members. The City of Mesa contract number for this agreement is: 2017025. The contract officially went into effect on April 1, 2017.

For more information about the Toro products included in this agreement, please visit http://www.toro.com. For more information on BOSS equipment, visit www.bossplow.com.  

Paula Sliefert  |  Sports Fields & Grounds (Equipment)  |  952-887-7107  |  paula.sliefert@toro.com

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2016, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit www.toro.com.

About National IPA
National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) is a cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to serving public agencies and educational institutions nationwide. All cooperative agreements available through the National IPA program have been competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a public agency/governmental entity (e.g. state, city, county, public university or school district), utilizing the best public procurement practices, processes and procedures. The lead agencies are independent of the cooperative allowing the agency to be focused on the best value for the agency. The lead-agency not only prepares the solicitation, but awards, administers and utilizes the agreement for its own needs thereby limiting the award to the supplier that provides the best value to the agency and agencies nationwide.