U.S. Communities


Gopher Awarded U.S. Communities' Athletic & Physical Education Equipment Contract

Contract eliminates RFPs and Streamlines the Purchasing Process

OWATONNA, MN – September 20, 2016 – Gopher, an industry-leading athletic and physical education equipment supplier since 1947, announced that they were awarded a multi-year Athletic & P.E. Equipment Contract with U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance starting October 1. The Gopher contract was awarded after a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation process was completed by the lead public agency, Harford County Public Schools.

“Gopher was selected in a competitive solicitation process based on their proposal, breadth of product offering and total value for public agencies and educational institutions,” said Jeff LaPorta, Supervisor of Purchasing for Harford County Public Schools. “We are excited to partner with Gopher and provide the contract vehicle for this extensive offering nationwide.” said Jeff LaPorta, Supervisor of Purchasing for Harford County Public Schools.

Accelerating the Purchasing Process

U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations. Combining the purchasing power of these organizations into one purchasing alliance allows them to obtain reduced pricing and a simplified purchasing process.

“The contract provides our best overall pricing and lets U.S. Communities participants streamline the purchasing process. Participants also have access to our unique and extensive product assortment, superior customer service, and fast shipping,” says Taber Sawatzky, National Sales Manager at Gopher.

About Gopher

For the past 70 years, Gopher has been the industry-leading supplier of Physical Education, Athletics, Fitness and Recreation solutions and products across the country. They’ve earned their customer’s business and trust by offering an unmatched product selection, featuring thousands of unique items that cannot be found anywhere else, providing a superior customer experience from start to finish, and backing all of their products with an Unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Their Guarantee promises that if a customer is not satisfied with a product for any reason at any time, they’ll replace the product or refund their money. No hassles. No exclusions. No kidding!

For more information, visit www.gophersport.com or call 1-855-257-9200.
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