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Suburban Purchasing Cooperative News

SPC Extends Telecommunications Contract Through March 31, 2014

 The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the membership to extend the current Telecommunications Contract with Call One of Chicago for an additional 90 days, from January 1 through March 31, 2014.  The extension will allow the SPC to thoroughly review and evaluate the requests for proposal for a new telecommunications contract.

SPC Extends Ambulance Contract and Offers Additional Chassis Options

 The SPC Governing Board has awarded the first of three (3) possible one-year contract extensions of the SPC Type I Additional Duty Ambulance to Foster Coach Sales Inc. of Sterling, IL.  The Governing Board also approved Foster Coach’s request for a 2.25% price increase as follows:



2014 PRICE2014  Ford  F650 per SPC specifications


$248,261.002014  Ford  F450 4 x 2 per SPC specifications


$216,835.002014 International 4300 per SPC specifications


$248,277.002014 Freightliner M2 per SPC specifications



Additionally, the SPC Governing Board has agreed to add the following chassis options:


2014 Dodge D4500 per SPC specifications

$227,856.002014 International TerraStar per SPC specifications

$231,157.002014 Ford E450 Cutaway per SPC specifications


The duration of the contract extension is January 21, 2014 through January 20, 2015.   The SPC reserves the right to extend this contract for up to two (2) additional one-year terms upon mutual agreement of both the vendor and the SPC on a negotiated basis.  For questions or additional information, please contact Steve Foster,, 800-369-4215 ext. 3 (office), 815-499-0125 (cell).

SPC Extends Ford F-150 Regular Cab Pick Up Truck Contract

 The SPC Governing Board has agreed to grant the third of three (3) possible one-year contract extensions on the 2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Pick Up Truck to Freeway Ford of Lyons, IL.  The contract will run from November 12, 2013 through November 11, 2014.   Ford Motor Company has agreed to roll over pricing, so the base price remains $14,759.00. For questions or additional information, please contact Bob Davey,  708-442-9000 (office), 847-338-1714 (cell), or

Please consider the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative when making purchases and note that every municipality and government agency in the State of Illinois is authorized to participate in SPC Programs.   Feel free to contact your SSMMA SPC staff representative Rita Kueny at (708) 206-1155 or with any questions or comments you may have regarding existing SPC programs or additional programs you might like to see added.   

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