Benefits of Purchasing Equipment Using a State Contract

Oct 27, 2022

There is an easy way for your organization to purchase equipment without a request for proposal (RFP). Buying on state contract saves time, while ensuring you get the best equipment at the lowest price.

Buying on State Contract Saves

The NYS Office of General Services (OGS) has established a centralized contract that allows government agencies, municipalities, firefighters, police, non-profits, and other qualified organizations to purchase a variety of equipment without going out to bid. Unsure about eligibility? Apply to be an authorized contract user here.

The OGS H.I.R.E. Contract (Hazardous Incident Response Equipment) provides a one-stop-shopping experience for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authorized equipment. Simply choose the needed equipment from one of the pre-approved pricelists, request a quote, then issue a purchase order. It’s that simple.

Some products you’ll find on the H.I.R.E. contract include:

  • Generators for Emergency Backup Power
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cyber Security Enhancement Equipment
  • Medical and Safety Equipment
  • Physical Security Equipment
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers

Purchasing through the H.I.R.E. contract can allow you to take advantage of certain incentives, meet funding requirements and satisfy any WBE, SDVOB, and MBE set-aside goals.

Products offered are significantly discounted from manufacturers’ list prices, and all prices include shipping, customs, duties, charges, and are net FOB to any destination within the continental US.

Other Benefits of using the OGS H.I.R.E. Contract include:

  • Save an average of 10 to 40 percent on purchases
  • Simplified purchasing process
  • Less time researching vendors and product specifications
  • Less time soliciting and reviewing RFPs/RFQs
  • State-approved product quality and recycling/energy efficiency compliance

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Better Prices, Better Service, Better Power.

We can help you save time and money on backup power equipment and more. Check out our website to browse our product offerings, view our State Contract Pricelist, or submit a Quote Request and start your purchase process today.

We offer a full line of automatic backup generators, transfer switches, and accessories for projects of all shapes and sizes. We also carry Flex-Safe safety barricades and we’ve just added EV charging stations to our product lineup, all on State Contract.

When you buy through us, you get dedicated and attentive customer service that bigger companies just can’t provide.

We are proud to be a woman-owned small business, certified by New York State.

Looking for something else? Check out the OGS list of emergency resources on centralized contracts.