Climbing the Ladder: Apparatus Purchase Using Sourcewell Cooperative Contract
Call it two for one.
When Brainerd, Minn., fire department leaders wanted to upgrade two aging trucks, they turned to the Sutphen and its contract with Sourcewell.
The department purchased a 2020 Sutphen SPH-100 Aerial Platform – a vehicle that, essentially, did the work of two in one.
Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said his department has utilized Sourcewell contracts in the past for a variety of purchases; however, this was the first fire truck purchased off a competitively awarded contract.