Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. has been awarded a new contract with the U.S. communities Government Purchasing Alliance continuing their five-year partnership for an additional three years. The U.S. Communities cooperative provides a procurement resource for local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education and non-profit organizations. Through this new contract, registered users will benefit from access to equipment rental products and solutions, including new programs and services.

          The exclusive contract was awarded through a competitive tender process conducted by the lead public agency, North Carolina St. University, a U.S. Communities Advisory Board member. Through the U.S. Communities partnership, HERC offers pricing programs designed to provide increased savings based on the level of commitment from the participating agencies. These cover options for rentals as well as the purchase of new and used equipment.

         “We have been working with government agencies for more than 30 years, providing rental equipment for times when ownership may not make financial sense,” said Lois Boyd, president of HERC. “We are pleased to continue our collaboration with the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance and combine our government experience, knowledge and service into a program specifically geared towards meeting the equipment needs of government agencies.”

          Standby contracts for power generation and disaster relief are also now available to ensure that participant’s communities are ready in case of emergency. Safety training for aerial and forklift equipment can also be provided to individuals and groups within an agency’s organization.

          “Our U.S. Communities contract allows us to offer cost-effective solutions to meet standard and specialized equipment rental needs,” added Boyd.

           U.S. Communities is able to leverage the purchasing power of more than 90,000 government agencies nationwide. With no cost to participate and no minimum order restriction, any size agency has the ability to rent equipment at volume discount prices that they may not have been able to attain on their own before participating in the program. Also, U.S. Communities’ participating agency participants will not be charged an Environmental Recovery Fee and a fuel surcharge will not be applied to their rentals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

            Based in Park Ridge, N.J., Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. is No. 3 on the RER 100.