All Hands Fire Awarded Sourcewell Contract

Contract Number: 010424-ALH & 020124-ALH
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020124-ALH Firefighting Equipment and Rescue Tools with Related Supplies and Accessories

010424-ALH Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment with Related Equipment Cleaning

We are thrilled to announce that All Hands Fire Equipment LLC. has been granted cooperative purchasing contract in the Personal Protective Equipment category by Sourcewell.

What is Cooperative Purchasing?

Cooperative purchasing (also known as group purchasing) is procurement conducted by, or on behalf of, one or more government units for use by other government units, including the fire-rescue service.

What does this mean for a Chief?

A cooperative purchasing organization has a portfolio of contracts with a wide range of contracted suppliers. Awarded contracts might include everything from engines to envelopes, firefighting PPE to pumpers, and training tools to turnout gear. These publicly solicited contracts are likely compliant with the requirements of your city, state, or other local government entity. Cooperative contracts satisfy the complex RFP process to ensure consistent compliance with purchasing guidelines and offer all users access to the purchasing power of a large agency.

Benefits of cooperative purchasing

  • Cooperative purchasing is compliant. You already know your procurement must follow a fair, competitive, and transparent process. Cooperative purchasing satisfies those requirements by having competitively solicited contracts awarded and ready when you need them.
  • Cooperative purchasing saves time. Ready-to-use contracts save your procurement team the time of performing your own RFP process, resulting in speedier contract creation and faster delivery of the products you need to keep your agency functioning and your firefighters and community safe.
  • Cooperative purchasing gives you more buying power. You join thousands of other public entities to leverage economies of scale.
  • Cooperative purchasing is flexible. In short, you can buy what you need, when you want it.

Is cooperative purchasing right for your fire-rescue department?

  1. Does my agency have a documented procurement policy? If so, make sure the policy is up-to-date and compliant with your state and local statutes. If you’re interested in applying for a federal grant, federal regulations require that grant recipients have a documented procurement policy in place. And if your jurisdiction needs to create a policy, consider using the American Bar Association’s model procurement code template.
  2. Do my state or local statutes allow cooperative purchasing? You can usually find guidance about cooperative purchasing in your state, county, or municipal code (CK). Or visit to see U.S. state statutes and information about Canadian Compliance.
  3. Does my agency currently use cooperative contracts? Your procurement oversight department may already be familiar with and prefer using cooperative purchasing contracts for your organization’s purchases.
  4. Does my agency have specific requirements for these contracts? Internal policies or procedures may indicate, for example, a preference for local suppliers or minority- and women-owned businesses, require “best price” competition, or that the purchase meets specific social goals.

Did You Know?

Your municipality may already be a Sourcewell client for purchases outside the fire-rescue service. Visit to see if your agency is registered with Sourcewell.

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