Tuesday, March 6, 2012

BCI Burke partners with State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services

BCI Burke, leading manufacturer of commercial playground equipment with headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc., was selected to the Ohio Office of Procurement Services contract which makes purchasing Burke products more efficient for governmental entities. Burke’s professional representative firm, Snider & Associates, Inc. will administer the contract through the process of procuring playground equipment using the Ohio State Term Schedule.

“We are thrilled with this partnership as it will enable us to assist our Ohio communities to save time, paperwork and money on playground equipment purchases,” said James Snider, Snider & Associates’ Vice President. “Children, fitness and play are vital to our mission and we look forward to providing straightforward recreation opportunities through collaboration,” he said.

This Cooperative Purchasing Program provides members leverage to spend to provide deeper volume discounts. Membership in the program, which is administered by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is voluntary and open to all counties, cities, villages, townships, state colleges and institutions of higher education, public school districts, chartered non-public schools, public libraries, transit authorities, parks, airport authorities, ambulance and fire districts, metropolitan housing authorities and other governmental entities through the enactment of the Cooperative Purchasing Act of 1986.

“Along with the highest quality in innovative playground and recreation options, this alliance allows Burke and Snider & Associates to provide our Ohio customers with additional value-added resources such as free site evaluations, discounts, a playground curriculum for Burke’s Intensity® fitness play complex as well as a safety training program from the National Program for Playground Safety,” said Tim Ahern, BCI Burke CEO/owner.

BCI Burke, with headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, showcases continual improvement and premium commitment to their customers, as well as designing, building, delivering and servicing the highest quality playground products, backed by the best warranty in the industry. For more information, visit www.bciburke.com.

Snider & Associates, Inc., with corporate headquarters in North Royalton, Ohio, has been providing playground, park and recreation resources to Indiana, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Michigan communities since 1989. For more information, visit www.cvsnider.com.