Archive for August, 2013

NewGrass Has Cost-saving Option for Nonprofits, Public Entities

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

The recession might be behind us, but budget cutbacks, revenue reductions, limited resources, and belt-tightening are still around — especially for non-profit organizations and public entities, including schools, city departments and government agencies. In the non-profit and public world, purchasing choices continue to be as strained as ever.

It’s the same story whether you’re a non-profit daycare center seeking to replace a hard-dirt play area with a safer artificial grass, like NewGrass®, or a homeowners association desiring to beautify hard-to-maintain medians with synthetic lawn, or a city that wants to make sure its kids have pleasing grassy areas year-round, regardless of weather or climate.

Purchasing cooperatives can help. They offer benefits that may be more valuable now than ever.

An example is National Purchasing Partners (NPP). NPP is a group-purchasing organization (GPO) whose members — all of which are public agencies or non-profits —leverage purchases of goods and services at their best pricing, terms and conditions. NPP negotiates with vendors on behalf of all of its members, getting pricing that is often lower than any single member would be able to obtain individually.

NPP offers its members these negotiated prices and assures. NPP also ensures the vendors and pricing meet the legal requirements for competitive bidding when they purchase through NPP, saving bidding organizations time and money in the RFP process.

NewGrass® is proud to be one of those vendors. We’ve had a contract with NPP for nearly two years, and we are still the only synthetic lawn company operating with the organization.

“NewGrass is a recognized leader in the supplying artificial turf to non-profit organizations and public agencies, and we’ve had nothing but a great relationship further that position through our contract with NPP,” said Gregory Goehner, president of NewGrass.
NewGrass was thoroughly reviewed by NPP to ensure it meets the organization’s mission to provide members the highest quality products and most cost-effective price agreements in each of the product categories it offer.

NewGrass has a demonstrated history of applications for schoolyards and public areas. It is in fact the artificial grass of choice for people and businesses that are concerned about water conservation and protecting the environment as well as having more green grass to enjoy year-round.

As a vendor with NPP, NewGrass can help municipalities, school districts and other public agencies improve their environments, and reduce the amount of water, pesticides and herbicides they use on landscaping, even as the economy continues to be tough,” Goehner said.

Contact NewGrass today to learn more about NPP and NewGrass pricing for NPP members. To become an NPP member, contact NPP at 800.810.3909 or email the organization

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