Founded in 1937, Knoll has helped government, education, healthcare, and nonprofits create facilities that inspire, evolve, and endure. Headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, we serve our clients through a network of independently owned Knoll dealerships, Knoll showrooms and regional offices.
At Knoll, we watch how the modern office is evolving, and we make office and classroom furniture that responds and adapts to changing needs. We're thinking about the emergence of a new workplace climate, the meaning of new workplace planning models and how ecological principles inform our product designs.
Knoll is a leader in policies and practices designed to protect the biosphere, conserve natural resources and reduce waste. Knoll is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and can help our clients achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification.
"The generation chairs are absolutely amazing. Our staff is thoroughly enjoying them. We never would have been able to afford them if it wasn't for your relationship and cooperative purchasing contract with U.S. Communities."- Tony Wells, President, Tony R Wells Foundation
Knoll brings a clear client focus to our engagements; an emphasis in not only understanding your particular issues and objectives, but the research, tools and relationships to translate this understanding into a unique furniture solution that complements your space and organizational culture. Partnering with Knoll will give U.S. Communities agencies access to the following:
Knoll offers a comprehensive and expanding portfolio of research based high quality contract furniture, seating, technology support products, accessories, textiles and leathers across five product categories:
Knoll offers a wide array of benefits, including:
For over 75 years, we've worked with higher education organizations around the world to develop interior spaces that inspire, evolve and endure. We understand the complexities of planning for inevitable change on campus and the critical need for multipurpose furnishings that can adapt over time.
Space matters—it is a key factor in attracting and retaining both students and faculty. Knoll offers numerous solutions appropriate across campus—whether for high visibility areas like libraries and residence halls, or for hard working areas like laboratories and active learning classrooms. While there is a spectrum of needs within these different spaces—from casual to formal, impromptu to planned, open to enclosed—research confirms the importance of distinct choices for each type of interactivity.
Our commitment to innovation and modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furnishings to help universities and colleges meet their strategic goals including creating effective learning spaces, growing enrollments, conveying the proper brand image and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. Simple and sustainable, our products are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified for healthy interior environments, are BIFMA level certified and can contribute to LEED certification.
Our best pricing only available through U.S. Communities
52-69% discount by product category. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation and proposal for products and services.
How do I place an order with Knoll?
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 Fairfax County Virginia. 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.
Does my agency have to register with U.S. Communities to enter an order with Knoll?
Yes. This is a requirement of the program. Registration is very easy and provides the agency contact with a login name and password that allows them access to tools and reports not available otherwise.
How can my agency become a participating U.S. Communities member?
Complete the online registration at www.uscommunities.org
What does a government agency need to do in order to participate?
Complete the free online registration found at www.knolluscommunities.com or at the U.S. Communities website www.uscommunities.org
Can private universities order using U.S. Communities?
YES! Both public and private schools (K-12 and higher education) are eligible.
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 Knoll Inc. do I need to set up a new account?
No. Contact your Knoll Sales Representative to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account. You may also contact the Knoll U.S. Communities National Program Manager via email at email@example.com
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
Does the competitive pricing apply, regardless of quantity?
Using Knoll Inc. 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 Knoll Inc. U.S. Communities program.
How does it save time and resources?
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 have downsized administrative departments, and open 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.
Which products are available on the USC program?
All Knoll products are included.
Can I submit one purchase order for both Knoll and non-Knoll items?
YES! There is an option available allowing clients to place orders directly with the Knoll dealer. In addition, this option may help agencies meet "buy local" or "small business procurement" goals. Contact your Knoll representative for additional information.
What do we do to place an order with Knoll?
It's very easy! First, the agency needs to register with U.S. Communities if they are not already registered. After receiving a formal proposal from a Knoll dealer, the purchase order needs to reference the Knoll / U.S. Communities contract # 4400003404. Specific purchase order requirements will be provided by your dealer and will include a request that you enclose a Tax Exempt certificate if not paying tax.
Who sends the order to Knoll?
Whether the client purchase order is addressed to Knoll or to the Knoll dealer, the client purchase order should be sent to the Knoll dealer so that they can review it for accuracy. The Knoll dealer will then forward the agency purchase order to Knoll electronically along with a full bill of materials.