At O’Brien & Sons we understand the importance of a tight budget.  As many professionals are being faced with budget constraints, we ask that you keep the following contracts in mind when budgeting and planning your projects.  Some purchasing opportunities can decrease the cost of your equipment and make it easier to buy products you want from whom you want.  We have a variety of contracts that will assist you in purchasing high-quality and durable products.

 

Massachusetts State Contract FAC79 – Landscape and Green Roof Products, Playground Equipment, Site Amenities and Related Products

As a Massachusetts Statewide Contract Holder, O’Brien & Sons is able to provide our clients with playground equipment, site amenities, and playground surfacing at a discounted price that bypasses the bidding process.

The following manufacturers and products have been approved under the State of Massachusetts Operations and Services Division:

  • Landscape Structures Inc. & PlaySense playground equipment and TuffTurf tiles
  • DuMor and Landscape Structures Inc. benches, tables and trash receptacles
  • Vortex Aquatic Structures splashpads
  • Wood fiber playground surfacing
  • XGrass Synthetic Turf
  • Surface America poured-in-place rubber surfacing
  • PlaySafer recycled rubber surfacing
  • PLP Composite Technologies fiberglass flagpoles
  • Poligon and Shade Systems fabric shade structures
  • Poligon Architectural structures and pavilions
  • Cedar Forest Products buildings
  • National Recreation Systems bleachers and player’s benches
  • Murdock Inc. drinking fountains and hydrants

This contract FAC79 is open for use by other states and territories with no prior approval by the State Purchasing Agent.  This includes towns, districts, counties, and other political subdivisions in other states or territories and local public libraries, public school districts and charter schools in other states.

 

Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) B14 – Athletic, Gym and Field – Equipment, Uniforms and Supplies

MHEC is a non-profit purchasing consortium that consists of hundreds of New England public and private colleges and universities as well as public elementary and secondary schools and non-profit technical, vocational, and charter schools.

Contract B14 includes (but are not limited to) the following manufacturers and products:

  • Landscape Structures Inc. & PlaySense playground equipment and signs
  • DuMor, Wabash Valley, and Landscape Structures Inc. site amenities
  • Vortex Aquatic Structures splashpads and components
  • Wood fiber playground surfacing
  • XGrass Synthetic Turf
  • Surface America poured-in-place rubber surfacing
  • Poligon and Shade Systems fabric shade structures
  • Poligon Architectural structures and pavilions
  • Cedar Forest Products buildings
  • National Recreation Systems bleachers and player’s benches
  • CycleSafe bike racks, wall racks, and lockers
  • Henge outdoor concrete ping pong tables
  • Soofa benches with recharging station
  • PW Athletic sporting goods (soccer goals, football goal posts, and basketball outfits)

 

State of Connecticut Contract #14PSX0154 – Purchase of Playground, Recreation, and Park Equipment

This state contract, put out by the Department of Administrative Services, is open to all state agencies and political subdivisions.  The contract award is good through September 30, 2017 and includes the following manufacturers and products:

  • Landscape Structures Inc. & PlaySense playground equipment and signs
  • DuMor, Wabash Valley, and Landscape Structures Inc. site amenities
  • Wood fiber playground safety surfacing
  • XGrass Synthetic Turf
  • Surface America poured-in-place rubber surfacing

 

GSA Contract Number GS-07F-0440N

GSA is a federal contract that establishes government wide, long term purchasing contracts with commercial firms.  Money is saved and the bid process can be waived when using this contract.  The following companies are established under the GSA Schedule:

  • Landscape Structures Playground Equipment (acting through Experplay)
  • Cedar Forest Products shelters and Pavilions
  • PW Athletic Equipment
  • Rubber Recycle Playground Safety Surfacing
  • Shade Systems Shade Structures
  • Wabash Valley Site Furnishings
  • Zeager Brothers Engineered Wood Fiber Surfacing