National IPA Purchasing Cooperative
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National IPA Purchasing Cooperative

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Get Your Playground without all the Paperwork!

A playground purchase doesn’t have to turn into a drawn-out process of writing specifications, issuing RFP’s and jumping through bureaucratic hoops.

BCI Burke can help you cut through the red tape, thanks to the company’s national cooperative award made available through the partnership with National IPA. BCI Burke is a provider for Playground Systems and Related Items.

That means you can purchase a BCI Burke playground, secure in the knowledge that:

  • You’ve met the necessary legal and competitive bidding requirements. 
  • Client partners pay no fees to use National IPA contracts.
  • Your playground is backed by our exclusive Generations Warranty® - the longest and strongest in the industry.
  • You’ll be “buying American,” because all BCI Burke products qualify for the “Made in America” label.
  • Our ISO 9001:2008 certification confirms we are consistently ensuring high quality and exceptional customer service.
  • You’ll be doing business with a “green” company that holds the ISO 14001:2004 certification, reflecting a systematic program for achieving aggressive goals for recycling, use of recycled materials and renewable energy and environmentally sound manufacturing processes.

 

 

Meet Bid Requirements without Compromising on Quality

For years, purchasing agents have struggled with the challenge of balancing competitive bid requirements with the need to purchase quality products. Too often, agencies have had to settle for inferior quality and service because of the difficulty of writing RFP’s that result in “apples-to-apples” cooperative comparisons.

That’s something you won’t have to worry about when using Burke’s National IPA cooperative contract, because our playgrounds and equipment are built to the highest standards, backed by our Generations Warranty - the longest and strongest in the industry. In addition, they come with Burke’s unique Total Cost of Ownership Package™, which is your assurance that when warranty, service and product life are taken into account, no playground can match the value of BCI Burke.

 

Reinvesting in the Power of Education

All National IPA contracts are competitively solicited and evaluated by a government entity serving as the lead agency. Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, TX served as the lead agency for the BCI Burke award through National IPA contracts. Region 4 Education Service Center is one of the nation’s largest education service centers. This agency works with educators to deliver creative solutions that help schools to operate more efficiently and effectively. Region 4 delivers innovative solutions spanning every facet of education, from classroom and curriculum development to operations, including food service, maintenance, and budgeting. Region 4 produces educational materials available to schools across the nation and is home to one of the nation’s largest Braille production facilities. This connection to Region 4, along with valued education partnerships across the country, means that education thrives above all else with National IPA.

 

How it Works

National IPA’s mission is to help government and education entities operate efficiently and economically. Utilizing a National IPA contract means you deal directly with the vendor, as you would normally, using the National IPA cooperative contract as your own. We’ve made it easy to register, become a participant, and start saving today!

 

Follow these 4 easy steps to register today!

  1. Go to nationalipa.org 
  2. Click the register button at the top right of the screen. 
  3. Complete the requested information. 
  4. Submit!

 

Now What?

The easiest way to get started is to simply contact your BCI Burke Representative at 1-800-266-1250

We’ll help you:
  • Join National IPA today at nationalipa.org.
  • Obtain a list of BCI Burke playgrounds & products available.
  • Design a playground to fit your needs.