Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Charlotte, Mich.’s Spartan Motors Inc., today announced it has been awarded a four-year contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), a municipal contracting agency.
The agreement will offer NJPA affiliated partners a streamlined, cost-effective process for purchasing Spartan fire trucks.
“As we continue to grow our Emergency Response customer base, partnerships with alliances such as the NJPA will be instrumental in expanding our network of customers who receive our high-quality fire trucks and high-level of customer support,” says Daryl Adams, president and CEO of Spartan Motors.
“Cooperative contracts for government purchasing represent the opportunity for Spartan and its brands to pursue sales that otherwise would not have been brought to the table. It’s a win-win for small municipalities who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources to pursue a competitive bid process. We’re committed to offering convenience and best-in-class solutions to all of our customers regardless of the size of these departments or fleets and know this partnership will help us continue to do so.”
The contract will go from 2018-2022. The NJPA serves as a cooperative contract purchasing agency for government and education agencies and creates national cooperative contract purchasing solutions on behalf of its member agencies nationwide and in Canada. Smeal, a Spartan Motors brand that manufactures fire apparatus, has been a partner with NJPA since 2015 and has since reached more than $20 million in sales through the contract partnership.
“Partnering with Spartan, and its entire line of emergency response products, is a key benefit we can now offer our members as we strive to continually exceed their needs and expectations,” says Jed Klein, contract administrator for NJPA. “The Spartan S-180 Pumper, and its quick build turnaround, will be a tremendous service our government agencies can now utilize as they continuously evaluate their community’s particular needs.”