Scottsdale, Ariz.-based RSC Equipment Rental last week announced it has been awarded a nationwide government purchasing contract.

RSC won a shared contract for equipment rentals through 2012 with HGAC Buy, a nationwide cooperative purchasing program. With 36 years of experience and more than 3,000 members in 44 states, HGAC Buy assists all units of local government and non-profits purchase various goods and services.

“We are excited about this new contract because it allows us to better serve existing and prospective government customers,” said Nick Kahler, government sales and GSA manager for RSC. “State and local government customers place special value on RSC’s 24/7 customer service, and our industry leading safety and preventive maintenance programs. Government agencies recognize the convenience and savings associated with equipment rental. With more than 445 locations nationwide and a dedicated government sales team, RSC has the capabilities to get state and local agencies the equipment they need, when they need it.”

RSC Equipment Rental is No. 2 on the RER 100.