HOLLAND, MI — Contract furniture manufacturers Haworth, Herman Miller and Knoll are among the companies awarded contract renewals with U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, a nonprofit government purchasing cooperative for goods and services. Educational furniture maker Virco is also in partnership with the agency.
In an interview with the Holland Sentinel, U.S. Communities Program Manager Mary Pelfrey said the contract represents a significant amount of money, and is worth more than $100 million annually.
According to a published release from Haworth, the agreement provides state, local, and municipal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and schools access to the company’s office furniture and organic workspace solutions at competitively bid pricing through December 2016, with four one-year renewal options through December 2020.
In a statement, Haworth’s Phil Todd said, “Haworth is pleased to strengthen its long-standing relationship with U.S. Communities. Our network of more than 250 preferred dealers throughout North America is committed to providing best-in-class customer service.”
In addition to competitive product discounts, U.S. Communities participants have access to reconfiguration and relocation services, design/layout, planning, installation, project management, financing options and workplace consulting. According to the U.S. Communities' website, it has more than 55,000 agencies participating in the program, from both the public and nonprofit sectors.
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