The Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (a division of The Hertz Corporation) was founded in 1965 upon a commitment to provide the highest quality products and absolute excellence in service. Hertz's goal is to build lasting customer relationships and, ultimately, to be the equipment rental company of choice in every market served.
Hertz Equipment Rental has been highly successful at developing rental programs by listening to customers and anticipating their needs. Hertz now proudly offers a network of 270 locations covering the United States and Canada offering all types of rental/purchase programs.
The Hertz Equipment Rental fleet is one of the strongest in the industry. Their product line includes everything from small hand held tools to large earthmoving equipment. While having a wide variety of tools and equipment is important, making sure they are all operating correctly is most important to Hertz.
There are several advantages for public agencies to rent rather than own. The Benefits of Renting vs Owning are discussed in this presentation.
“Due to inclement weather, we haven’t had power at our Charlestown Elementary School or our school bus garage since last Wednesday. We also haven’t had school since last Tuesday due to the snow so everyone wanted us to open. On Friday, when it appeared that we may not get our power back by Monday, Rich Krumrine, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, suggested we call Hertz and see what they could do under the U.S. Communities contract. Over the weekend, they delivered a large generator for the school and a smaller one for our bus garage so that we could have school today. For a contract that I didn’t think we were big enough to use, they really bailed us out today.”
Monday, February 10, 2014
Chuck Linderman, Director of Business Affairs, Great Valley School District
Savings vary by equipment type but on average they range from 15% to 55%.
How do I place an order with Hertz Equipment Rental?
To utilize the contract between U.S. Communities and Hertz Equipment Rental, you must have a U.S. Communities specific account set up with Hertz Equipment Rental.
3 easy ways to order:
Who can participate?
States, State Agencies, Counties, Cities, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Non-Profits and Special Districts.
Does my agency need to be a member of ASBO, NACo, USCM, NIGP or NLC to participate?
No. Any qualified agency can participate in the program.
My state requires local governments to bid everything. Can local governments in my state use this program without going out to bid?
Yes. This contract has been competitively bid by a government agency. Through the Joint Powers Authority or an inter-local agreement, local governments can "piggy-back" this competitively bid contract through U.S. Communities. This satisfies the competitive bid requirements in most states. See state by state laws on intergovernmental purchasing.
What does a government agency need to do in order to participate?
Complete the free online registration found on the U.S. Communities website. During the registration process, you will be asked to mark suppliers you are interested in. The suppliers that you select will contact you with detailed pricing and ordering information.
Is there a fee associated with joining U.S. Communities?
No, there are no costs or user fees to the local agency to participate or register.
If my agency already has an account with Hertz Equipment Rental, do I need to set up a new account?
No. Contact your Hertz Equipment Rental Account Manager to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account.
Does the competitive pricing apply, regardless of quantity?
Using Hertz Equipment Rental and the U.S. Communities program assures an agency they are getting a very competitive price on any size order. There are no costs, minimum quantity requirements or spend limits associated with using the Hertz Equipment Rental U.S. Communities program.
How does it save time and money?
The key value for the agency is resource savings. On average, U.S. Communities participating agencies will save 5% over traditional procurement practices. Most agencies today are spread too thin. Agencies are downsizing administrative departments, and retiring or departing purchasing and maintenance positions are left unfilled. The U.S. Communities program provides a mechanism to save the time and costs associated with obtaining quotes or preparing bids. The time savings allow the department to accomplish its work tasks more efficiently with the personnel on hand.
How can my agency participate in the U.S. Communities program?
Complete the online registration.
Can more than one person at my agency register?
Yes, additional users can register by completing the standard registration process; the system will automatically unify all registrations that use the same TIN under one agency account. Alternately, existing users can add new users from within their account.
Varies based on items being rented – please contact local branch.
When Hurricane Sandy hit, Newport News had initiated their well-planned emergency equipment supply plan with Hertz Equipment Rental. With U.S. Communities' competitively solicited contract, their equipment was guaranteed and Newport News didn't pay a premium. Click here for the full story.