U.S. Communities will continue its partnership with Advance Auto Parts through the award of its auto parts and accessories contract. Charlotte, N.C., the lead public agency, awarded the exclusive contract (Number 2017000280). The contract start date was January 1, 2017 for a three-year term with the option to extend the contract for two additional two-year periods.

“As part of the competitive re-solicitation, Advance was selected based on their proposal which offered a great value and the most advantageous solution for public agencies to procure quality automotive products and services at competitive prices,” Karen Ewing says in a statement. She is Deputy Chief Procurement Officer for the Charlotte, N.C. city government. Ewing said the contract would be available to participating agencies across the U.S.

The partnership between Advance and U.S. Communities will extend through December 2019. The new contract represents an extension and expansion of the benefits and services Advance began providing to U.S. Communities agencies in 2011. Go here for more details on the partnership.

U.S. Communities is a government purchasing cooperative organization created by public agencies for public agencies. The coop helps secure more than $2 billion in products and services for participating agencies each year. Through its partnership with Advance, U.S. Communities will ensure that more than 55,000 participating government, education, and nonprofit entities in the U.S. receive access to automotive products and services, offered at fair prices. The image below on the left shows the breadth of fleet-related products available from Advance through its relationship with U.S. Communities.

U.S. Communities participating agencies are eligible for special pricing on parts and accessories for fleet vehicles, as well as more than 600,000 parts available from Advance for light, medium and heavy-duty cars and trucks. Tiered volume discounts are available under the contract. Advance will offer instructor-led and web-based technician training programs to participating U.S. Communities agencies, and partner with participating agencies on online parts ordering and customized inventory management solutions. Parts and services are available from these suppliers: Advance, Carquest and Autopart International.

Learn more about the new contract in this on-demand video. During this webinar, you'll learn more about the contract and solutions available and how to take advantage of competitive pricing with tiered volume discounts.

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts is an automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America. The firm serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. The firm operates 5,058 stores and 127 Worldpac branches and served approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.

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