AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year cooperative contract with two additional one-year renewal options with the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. The award covers the Massey Ferguson® and Challenger® tractors, and includes the complete AGCO catalog. AGCO was selected for the U.S.-based contract due in part to its high brand recognition for the Massey Ferguson and Challenger product lines, competitive pricing, and reputable national dealer coverage.
The U.S. Communities program is a national government purchasing alliance that aggregates the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide.
“This contract means AGCO will be able to provide value to more than 70,000 public and non-profit agencies at the state and local level, such as school districts and universities, or city, municipal and county governments,” said Korey Maryland, the North American government sales manager at AGCO. “These entities will not only benefit from streamlined, efficient access to reliable equipment, but also cost savings, convenience and maximum production levels.”
The U.S. Communities’ competitive solicitation process uses a lead public agency model which enables agencies to purchase through U.S. Communities’ contracts without going out to bid. The no-fee program typically results in time and money savings for the agency.
“AGCO’s team looks forward to improving communities across the country as part of this contract. We are honored to provide superior service and products to meet the growing needs of departments. This contract allows us to efficiently and effectively support needed infrastructure updates and maintenance on everything from parks and recreation to streets and road sides,” Maryland said. “Together, we can better communities nationwide and strengthen quality of life for people in those communities.”