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Toro Equipment Approved for the State of Missouri Through The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint

Jun 21, 2016  |   Sports Fields & Grounds

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 21 2016) - The State of Missouri has approved a contract for Toro® equipment through The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint for use by all state agencies and other authorized users. The contract, approved by the State of Missouri, provides state agencies access to competitive pricing for a wide selection of Toro products, including commercial mowers, turf renovation equipment, utility vehicles and more.

With approval of this NASPO Value Point and Toro contract, Missouri state agencies now have the opportunity to purchase high-quality grounds care equipment efficiently and at a competitive rate. “We are pleased to work with the State of Missouri through our Grounds Maintenance Equipment contract,” explains Tim Hay, Cooperative Development Coordinator for NASPO ValuePoint. “This partnership will greatly benefit state agencies and others authorized to access state contracts by providing them with exclusive access and pricing for top quality Toro products.”

NASPO ValuePoint is the official Cooperative Purchasing arm of NASPO. NASPO's driving goal is to advance the field of public procurement through an emphasis on education, professional development, and innovative procurement practices. NASPO membership includes directors from each of the 50 states, and keeps its membership informed through conferences, research, publications and various member benefit programs.

“The NASPO ValuePoint contract with the State of Missouri now offers innovative turf care solutions to professionals throughout the state,” explains Paula Sliefert, senior marketing manager for The Toro Company. “Toro and our distribution partners look forward to growing our relationship with NASPO ValuePoint and the State of Missouri.”

Authorized users should reference the current copy of the contract award before purchasing from the contract. The State of Missouri contract number for MTI Distributing is: C114030006. The State of Missouri contract number for Professional Turf Products is: C114030005. Both contracts are set to expire on November 4, 2017.

David Yakes  |  Golf (Equipment)  |  952-887-7115  |  david.yakes@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 2015, 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 The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)
The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers best value, reliable, competitively sourced contracts. Since 1993 NASPO ValuePoint has been the cooperative purchasing arm of NASPO (the National Association of State Procurement Officials) encouraging, fostering and guiding the nation’s most significant public contract cooperative. NASPO ValuePoint is a unified, nationally focused cooperative aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities spurring best value, innovation and competition in the marketplace.  For more information, visit www.naspovaluepoint.org.