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Partnerships

At Burke, we thrive on a culture of partnership and are committed to working with companies and organizations that “Joined Our Movement” and share our desire to improve the lives of children on and off the playground.

 

 

Bringing Play to Children

Parks Build Community is a national initiative demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across America. Each year, NRPA conducts a complete park makeover in partnership with park equipment manufacturers and community organizations within the city hosting the NRPA Annual Conference. Learn more here.

WATCH NRPA'S VIDEO OF THE 2017 PROJECT, LAFITTE GREENWAY IN NEW ORLEANS!


 

Burke is a proud founding member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Business Council — a collaboration that will strengthen the connections between the essential role of parks and recreation and the business sector. The inaugural NRPA Business Council comprises strategic thinkers and collaborative decision-makers, representing businesses and allies who care deeply about parks and recreation. Business Council members also represent organizations that have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and support the advancement of DEI in park and recreation programs, policies and practices. Learn more here.

The US Play Coalition is a partnership to promote the value of play throughout life.  We are an international network of individuals and organizations that recognize play as a valuable and necessary part of a healthy and productive life. Our membership is diverse – including educators, parents, physicians, health scientists, park and recreation professionals, psychologists, landscape architects and many more. Membership is free, and simply requires a declaration of shared commitment to the value of play. Learn more here.

Download high quality cad drawings, specifications and related documents for your next project. The CADdetails program is developed specifically for design professionals with the goal of getting manufacturer-specific product information into their working plans. Learn more here.

The National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP) Association is leading the way in elevating the discussion, advocacy and educational content on cooperative procurement.  Working collaboratively to bring all the “partners” in procurement together – cooperatives, strategic suppliers, affiliated organizations and public procurement professionals – its goal is to produce meaningful educational tools to support public procurement agencies and become the “go to” resource for cooperative procurement. Learn more here.

Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac is dedicated to empowering youth to reach their full potential. They offer a variety of programs and activities that positively change the lives and futures of children 6-18. Burke is proud to partner with a group that encourages physical emotional and social growth in our community. Learn more here.

 

Burke is the proud Assisting Sponsor of the Walleye Run Walk for Fond du Lac's annual Walleye Weekend. Learn more here.


Playground Purchasing Contracts

 

Equalis is an innovative cooperative purchasing organization that believes in the power of partnership and that when you work together you achieve more. The basic premise of the Equalis cooperative purchasing organization is to leverage the combined buying power of all members for better pricing and favorable contract terms. Equalis Group uses the lead agency model for competitively bid contracts, provides our participants the savings they expect and offers efficiencies and peace of mind within the procurement process. It is our mission to continuously improve the measurable and meaningful impact of cooperative services for everyone throughout the supply chain. Learn more here.

GOVMVMT is a non-profit group purchasing organization that meets the highest industry standards while putting the public’s interest at the forefront of everything we do. Each one of GOVMVMT’s first-class suppliers has consciously joined our mission to create the most credible, ethical, and public agency-focused non-profit cooperative purchasing program in the country. Learn more here.

Federal parks, child development programs, military bases and other agencies are a major priority for BCI Burke, and agencies can purchase Burke playgrounds through Burke's GSA contract for installation virtually anywhere in the world. Learn more here.

NASPO ValuePoint provides the highest level of excellence in public cooperative contracting to help strengthen your state and community. BCI Burke is an awarded supplier under the NASPO ValuePoint Parks and Recreation Equipment and Installation portfolio. Learn more here.

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector is the nation’s largest and most experienced cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public sector procurement. Our immense purchasing power and industry-leading suppliers have produced a comprehensive portfolio of cooperative contracts and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide. Visit omniapartners.com for full contract documentation. Learn more here.

As a leader in cooperative purchasing, Sourcewell is passionate about helping members fulfill their public service missions and building stronger relationships to develop practical solutions together. Learn more here.

Canadian Playground Purchasing Contracts

 

The Canoe Procurement Group of Canada is a not-for-profit government owned buying group established in 1936. It's a public sector buying group formed by municipal associations across Canada. Canoe leverages the combined buying power of its members, which include municipalities, schools and non-profit organizations, to negotiate better prices on goods and services.
Learn more here.

Kinetic GPO is a Group Purchasing Organization that empowers members to leverage their collective ability to benefit from group buying and achieve greater savings on all goods and services that an awarded supplier has to offer. Established for Broader Public Sector and MASH entities across Canada, their goal is to simplify the procurement process.
Learn more here.

For additional information about Burke's Strategic Partners please contact your local Burke Representative.