Government, Lakeshore, and Manufacturing

Haworth wins government contract estimated at $40M a year

November 27, 2012
| By Pete Daly |
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Marcel Wanders’ Tulip oversized swivel armchair is part of the Haworth Collection. Photo via fb.com

The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, a purchasing cooperative representing public agencies across the nation, today announced a new multi-year contract with Haworth Inc. in Holland.

The agreement involves state, local, and municipal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and schools that will buy Haworth office furniture at competitively bid pricing through December 2016 with four one-year renewal options through December 2020.

Haworth spokesperson Adam Russo said the contract will be worth more than $40 million a year to Haworth.

“Haworth is pleased to strengthen its long-standing relationship with U.S. Communities,” said Phil Todd of Haworth, noting that the family-owned, privately-held company has a network of more than 250 dealers throughout North America.

In addition to competitive product discounts, U.S. Communities members will have access to office furniture reconfiguration and relocation services, design/layout, planning, installation, project management, financing options and workplace consulting.

U.S. Communities has what it calls a stringent competitive selection process for all contracts offered through the program. More than 55,000 government and nonprofit agencies are members, procuring more than $1.5 billion in products and services annually. The organization was founded by the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the Association of School Business Officials, the National Institute of Government Purchasing and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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