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A. O. Smith Awarded GSA Contract Schedule
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Thursday, 25 August 2011)
A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has entered into a contract with the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA). A. O. Smith’s new contract will allow the water heater manufacturer to easily interact with federal, state and local government agencies in need of commercial water heaters and boilers.
Typically, GSA contracts are open-ended, five-year agreements listing negotiated pricing on specified products. GSA schedules are the preferred purchasing method as they allow government buyers to save time by making purchases through a pre-approved list of suppliers. A. O. Smith was added to the GSA schedule after an extensive approval process.
Government agencies can now purchase A. O. Smith products via the GSA Advantage website, www.gsaadvantage.gov. A. O. Smith’s GSA listing includes more than 50 of its best-selling commercial units, including Cyclone® and Master-Fit® commercial gas and Gold Series commercial electric water heaters, as well as Genesis® and VF™ gas boilers.
Sales from GSA schedules were estimated at $38.8 billion during the 2010 fiscal year.
“A. O. Smith is thrilled to have entered this contract with GSA,” said Matt Schulz, senior product manager for A. O. Smith. “This agreement will not only prove beneficial for A. O. Smith, but will also ensure that our government agencies are getting the water heating products that meet their performance and energy saving requirements.”
About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit www.hotwater.com.
A. O. Smith Awarded GSA Contract Schedule (PDF)
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