February 24, 2015 – Club Car has been awarded U.S. Communities’ contract for utility, transportation and golf vehicles and related accessories, equipment, parts and services. The Club Car contract was awarded after the lead public agency, the City of Kansas City, Mo., completed a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation process for vehicles. This is the first contract U.S. Communities has awarded in this category. It is valid for three years, with two one-year renewal options.
“The City is excited to be the lead public agency for U.S. Communities on this national contract with Club Car. It is a valuable solution for any public entity or educational institution to utilize when purchasing utility and golf vehicles,” said Renee Medlin, procurement manager for the City of Kansas City, MO.
Streamlining the Purchasing Process
U.S. Communities is a government purchasing alliance that simplifies purchasing and reduces the costs of goods and services to its members by aggregating its purchasing power.
“This contract provides the best overall government pricing and lets participants of U.S. Communities eliminate time-consuming RFPs, accelerate the procurement process and quickly access our fleet-planning expertise and industry-leading vehicles,” says Ryan McClellan, Club Car’s manager of strategic and government accounts.
The contract covers Club Car’s portfolio of small four-wheel electric, gas and diesel vehicles, including:
• Carryall® utility vehicles. (4x2s and automatic 4x4s and two- and four-passenger models.)
• Carryall® LSVs. Street-legal on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less in most states.
• Transporter™ transport vehicles. (Four- to eight-passenger.)
• Villager™ transport vehicles. (Four- to eight-passenger.)
• Precedent® golf cars.
• CafÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© Express hospitality vehicles.
• Service parts factory direct.
Renowned for their durability and automotive performance, Club Car vehicles are built on rustproof, corrosion-resistant aircraft-grade aluminum frames designed to be stronger than steel frames. Most gasoline models are powered by new best-in-class EFI engines. Electric models feature high-frequency, solid-state chargers that prevent common charging errors.
About Club Car
Club Car, one of the most respected names in the golf industry, is the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles. The company’s Precedent® golf cars and Carryall® turf utility vehicles are integral to successful operations at thousands of courses around the world. The company also offers a complete line of new and used golf cars, XRT™ utility vehicles and street-legal, low speed vehicles (LSVs) for personal use, all backed by Club Car’s 50+ year legacy of superior design, manufacture and service. Club Car is part of Ingersoll Rand, and is based in Augusta, Ga. Visit www.clubcar.com.
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 between the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities and the United States Conference of Mayors. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than 1.8 billion dollars in products and services annually. This continued growth is fuelled by the program’s proven track record of providing public agencies the best overall government pricing and unparalleled value. For more information, visit www.uscommunities.org.