Augusta, Ga.-based Club Car has been awarded a U.S. Communities contract for utility, transportation and golf vehicles and related accessories, equipment, parts and services. The Club Car contract was awarded after the lead public agency, Kansas City, Mo., completed a competitive solicitation and evaluation process for vehicles.

The contract eliminates RFPs and accelerates the purchasing process for buying agencies. This is the first contract U.S. Communities has awarded in this category. It is valid for three years, with two one-year renewal options.

U.S. Communities is a government purchasing alliance that simplifies purchasing and reduces the costs of goods and services to its members by aggregating its purchasing power.

“The city is excited to be the lead public agency for U.S. Communities on this national contract with Club Car. It is a valuable solution for any public entity or educational institution to utilize when purchasing utility and golf vehicles,” says Renee Medlin, procurement manager for Kansas City, Mo.

“This contract provides the best overall government pricing and lets participants of U.S. Communities eliminate time-consuming RFPs, accelerate the procurement process and quickly access our fleet-planning expertise and industry-leading vehicles,” says Ryan McClellan, Club Car’s manager of strategic and government accounts.

The contract covers Club Car’s portfolio of small four-wheel electric, gas and diesel vehicles, including:

•    Carryall utility vehicles (4x2s and automatic 4x4s and two- and four-passenger models)

•    Carryall LSVs (low-speed vehicle) The units are street-legal on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less in most states

•    Transporter transport vehicles (four- to eight-passenger)

•    Villager transport vehicles (four- to eight-passenger)

•    Precedent golf cars

•    Café Express hospitality vehicles

•    Service parts factory direct

Club Car vehicles are built on rustproof, corrosion-resistant aircraft-grade aluminum frames designed to be stronger than steel frames. Electronic fuel injection engines power most of the firm’s gasoline models. Electric models feature high-frequency, solid-state chargers that prevent common charging errors.

In the video, Don Garrett discusses the features of Club Car light-duty utility vehicles. Garrett is superintendent of the Walker Course, which is a Clemson University golf course.

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