Purchasing contracts

Getting You The Best Bang For Your Buck

We offer purchasing contracts (also known as buying agreements or buying cooperatives), which are nationwide procurement services with relationships with many different companies for ultra-competitive goods and services. These goods and services include:

  • playground equipment
  • park furnishings
  • site amenities and more

*All contracts will be awarded through a public, competitive bidding process consistent with applicable procurement laws and regulations.

These cooperative purchasing networks have professional teams that wield their immense buying power and top of the line suppliers so you get the best bid for the highest quality product. We have relationships with purchasing contract networks that provide competitive bidding services across all 50 states.

Competitive Pricing

Leverage the purchasing power of public agencies.

Save Time & Money

Ease the strain of bidding and save administrative time and resources because the competitive procurement process has already been completed.

Trusted Sources

These cooperatives are competitively solicited and publicly awarded by lead agencies utilizing applicable procurement laws and regulations.

Opportunities For All

Municipalities, city governments, schools and boards of education, and state and federal entities can utilize these cooperatives without membership charge.

Playground buying agreements help smaller organizations and groups receive the same rates and benefits as large organizations. Each purchasing group will have a different application process, it generally can be broken down into the following steps:

  1. Two or more parties with a common requirement applicable for a purchasing contract sign an agreement to work together.
  2. A singular lead party seeks out proposals and eventually awards a contract
  3. The awarded contract becomes available to other parties within the buying group
  4. Participating groups sign an agreement to follow all the details laid out in a contract

Non-profit 501c and tax-based agencies are able to take advantage of these services at no cost.

Simply complete a brief registration process and then purchase American Playground & Recreation Company’s playground and park equipment at a fantastic rate!

There are many government entities that can purchase through co-op programs.

  • Municipalities, Cities, Counties and State Agencies
  • k-12 Schools. School Districts, Colleges, Universities
  • Councils of Government
  • Hospitals and Hospital Districts
  • Not-for Profit Corporations [501(c)(3)] providing government functions and services

NASPO ValuePoints

NASPO is a non-profit organization with the goal of using research, education and communication to enhance the procurement community. This organization has directors of the central purchasing offices for all 50 states as well as the additional U.S. territories. This leadership in public purchasing shares data and information, gains better times and rates, and improves the acquisition and purchasing process.

National IPA

National IPA is committed to serving educational institutions and public agencies across the United States. All buying agreements are competitively sought out and awarded publicly by a governmental or public agency. This process is always done using the best processes, procedures and public acquisition practices. Registration is easy and also free, no minimums or fees.


With BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative, registration is free to utilize this cooperative purchasing process meant for municipalities, educational facilities and other public entities across the United States.


This buying cooperative was founded to specifically assist school districts (both public and private), universities, colleges, and government municipalities. They assist these entities in getting the best rates on their playgrounds using TIPS’s incredible buying power.

Keystone Purchasing Network

KPN is a purchasing cooperative that offers each contract incredible product and service to K-12 schools, higher level education facilities, non-profits and local government. Join KPN for free with no obligation, fees or set minimums.