GameTime, a PlayCore company, was recently awarded the Kinetic GPO contract for playground and outdoor fitness equipment, site accessories, and surfacing through a competitive solicitation process.
Kinetic GPO is a group purchasing organization established for Public Sector and MASH (Municipalities, Academics, School Boards, and Health and Social Services) entities across Canada with the specific purpose of reducing the time agencies spend on procurement so they can focus on other strategic initiatives. Kinetic GPO contracts are competitively solicited and awarded to the supplier who offers the best value to Kinetic members.
There is no cost to join Kinetic. Public and private organizations who want to save time and money in the bidding process can apply for membership. Kinetic ensures its members are compliant with Canadian trade agreements without having to go through the standard request-for-proposal (RFP) process. Members are not obligated to use the Kinetic contract on their projects.
“Our strategic and trade compliant award to GameTime allows Kinetic GPO's members to build their dreams instead of working on the paperwork,” said Jerry Ford, Director Supplier Development and National Programs for Kinetic GPO. “This is a contract that wasn't previously available through any other group purchasing activity, and we are proud to be the first to offer this kind of solution in Canada. GameTime's suite of solutions complements the offerings of our other suppliers and allows Kinetic GPO the opportunity to continue our explosive membership growth into 2020 and beyond.”
GameTime was awarded the Kinetic GPO supplier contract based on product quality, customer service, product delivery, value-adds, and competitive pricing.
All products offered by GameTime are eligible for the Kinetic GPO program. GameTime works with park and recreation professionals, schools, landscape architects, and youth organizations to create outdoor recreation solutions for every generation. GameTime is part of a full-service, turn-key contract including playground equipment, playground accessories, site furnishings, playground surfacing, shade structures, water spray parks, fitness and sports equipment, park equipment, and installation services.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to already see how beneficial this partnership is for one of my clients,” said Carissa Vaccaro, sales representative for Park N Play Design, a GameTime re-seller agency. “They were very happy to save time and money by utilizing the easy-to-use Kinetic GPO contract to purchase GameTime products. They especially appreciated the reduced bid and solicitation costs. They had full confidence in the program due to the competitive solicitation process.”
“We’ve always been able to provide a great customer experience, but working with Kinetic means we will now be able to offer our products and full-service, turn-key solutions to even more entities across Canada,” she added.
A wide range of organizations are eligible to participate in the Kinetic GPO, including:
- Municipalities, Cities, Towns, Villages
- Aboriginal Entities
- K-12 Schools
- School Boards
- Housing Authorities
- Colleges & Universities
- Parks & Recreation Departments
Kinetic members enjoy a variety of benefits:
- Complete more projects within existing budgets
- Reduce bid and solicitation costs
- Consolidate contracts
- Save time and money in purchasing process
- No cost to participate
- No volume commitments
To learn more about GameTime and the new partnership with Kinetic GPO, please visit https://gametimeplay.ca/kineticgpo
About GameTime: GameTime is a leading manufacturer of inclusive playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. Headquartered in Fort Payne, Alabama, and with distribution around the world, our products combine play research with thoughtful design to create play and recreation spaces for people of all ages and abilities. We bring together the right corporate, civic and nonprofit partners to build healthy, active communities that make the world a better place for children and families.
About PlayCore: PlayCore is a purpose driven Company committed to building stronger communities around the world by advancing play and recreation. The company infuses scholarly learning, through its Center for Outreach, Research, and Education, into its comprehensive family of brands. PlayCore combines best-in-class educational programming with the most comprehensive portfolio of play and recreation products and services to create tailored solutions that match the unique needs of each community served.
About Kinetic GPO: Kinetic GPO is a cooperative purchasing organization established for Public Sector and MASH entities across Canada, with the specific purpose of reducing procurement cost by leveraging the purchasing power of group buying and saving our members time by simplifying steps to procure. Through experience and knowledge of government procurement, Kinetic has the unique ability to secure superior discounts and add value to buyers.