Lake Erie Portable Screeners, creator of the rugged Pitbull 2300 screening plant and an industry leader in the manufacturing of portable, heavy-duty screeners, has simplified the buying process for its nationwide government and nonprofit customers by joining the HGACBuy Cooperative Purchasing Program. The program makes the governmental procurement process more efficient, potentially saving members months. The move benefits all Lake Erie customers in the continental United States who have joined or plan to join the program, including departments of transportation, townships, municipalities, city governments, schools and park departments.
“We serve a number of customers in the government sector and they were seeking to streamline their buying process,” said Stuart Foradora, Lake Erie Portable Screeners factory representative. “By joining HGACBuy, which cuts through the red tape for government agencies, we offer our customers the ability to secure our product without committing time or budget to a lengthy bid process.”
HGACBuy expedites the procurement process and saves government agency members money by giving them access to volume purchasing and discounts as well as absorbing the costs associated with publishing legal notices. The program also writes technical specifications for members, eliminating the need to hire consultants. These features cut out the months agencies otherwise would spend preparing documents and satisfying all the requirements for competitive bids and proposals.
Lake Erie finalized its HGACBuy membership in June 2017 after a two-year application process that reviewed and verified the company’s legitimacy and capabilities. Lake Erie will renew its membership every two years. Now, all of the company’s products are available through the program. That includes the diesel, propane and electric versions of the Pitbull 2300 screening plant as well as the new, value-priced, Pitbull 2300B box screener and the company’s new static grizzly screen. The screening plants can be used to deliver high outputs of a wide range of materials, including topsoil, mulch, gravel, stone and asphalt.
The HGACBuy program is available through the Houston-Galveston Area Council, or H-GAC, a regional council of governments operating under the laws of the State of Texas. The H-GAC Board awards all contracts for products and services which can then be made available to local governments nationwide through HGACBuy.
Local governments can join the program for free by visiting the website: www.HGACBuy.com. Once logged in, find Lake Erie Portable Screeners by searching the company’s product code — 83A — or by selecting “Public Works Equipment,” then “Earth Moving & Construction Equipment” and entering Lake Erie’s contract number: EM06-17.