As a member of HGACBuy, Midwest Fire removes the burden of the bid process required by most agencies for purchasing new apparatus. All trucks and options listed have passed through an extensive bid process to become approved. HGACBuy is free to join and provides departments and agencies with a simple way to obtain the required number of bids in order to make a purchase.
Looking to purchase through HGACBuy and have questions about our trucks? Want to learn more about the purchasing process? Please contact our HGACBuy Coordinator, Jeff Bowen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.344.2059
Frequently Asked Questions
- How does HGACBuy work?
Government entities join by executing an Interlocal Contract to participate in HGACBuy. This document sets out the conditions, requirements and processes through which an entity’s purchase orders are received, confirmed to contract and processed.
- Can my entity purchase through HGACBuy?
The Texas Interlocal Cooperation Act permits joint participation by local governments, states, state agencies, and certain non-profit corporations. Most states have interlocal cooperation authority or other joint power provisions that allow participation in cooperative activities.
- I have to advertise for bids therefore I can’t purchase thru HGACBuy
HGACBuy uses mass circulation, minority emphasis print media, and internet services to post legal notices and bid solicitations. Therefore, posting of public notices to solicit bids and the formal competitive bid process are satisfied thru HGACBuy procedures.
- What does it cost to join HGACBuy? How is HGACBuy funded?
HGACBuy is a self-funded “Enterprise Fund” government agency, self-supported thru an administrative fee assessed to the contractor. An “Order Processing Charge” (Administrative Fee) will appear on quotation forms for purchases of motor vehicles in the State of Texas in accordance with State of Texas, Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles requirements.
- What is the difference between HGACBuy and some other cooperatives?
HGACBuy is a unit of local government and a political subdivision of the State of Texas. The HGACBuy Program is over 30 years old and specializes in high ticket, capital intensive products and services that require technical, detailed specifications and extensive professional skills to evaluate bid responses. All products offered through HGACBuy have been awarded by virtue of a public competitive process. There are no annual membership dues required to purchase thru HGACBuy.
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