Trendway enters multi-year partnership with Canadian Group Purchasing Organization Kinetic GPO
Trendway announced a new, three-year partnership with Kinetic GPO, a cooperative purchasing organization established for broader public sector, nonprofit and municipalities, academics, school boards and health and social services (MASH) entities across Canada. The contract officially took effect on February 1, 2021 and will remain active through January 31, 2024, with an option to extend the term for an additional period of up to two years.
Contract RFSO #20-15 provides exclusive pricing and access to Trendway furniture, installation and related products and services to public entities in Canada and helps these organizations reduce procurement costs by leveraging group purchasing power and simplifying the overall procurement process.
“The new partnership with Kinetic GPO makes it easier than ever for MASH organizations throughout Canada create better places for their people to work and enjoy,” said Rob Day, executive vice president of customer experience, Fellowes Contract Interiors. “We look forward to introducing Kinetic GPO members to Trendway’s personalize brand of quality, speed and ease.”
Included in the contract is Trendway’s complete line of furniture related products such as panel systems, desks, tables, seating, architectural products and accessories.
“Kinetic is pleased to partner with Trendway on this contract to streamline furniture and furniture installation procurement processes for our members,” said Chris Penny, CEO, Kinetic GPO. “Trendway has an excellent track-record, going back fifty plus years, of providing comfortable and quality work environments for customers. Broader public sector, MASH entities and nonprofits are able to leverage their collective spend — all while receiving the high levels of quality and customer service that Trendway and their distributors are known for.”
Kinetic GPO is a cooperative purchasing organization established for broader public sector, nonprofits, and MASH entities across Canada, with the specific purpose of reducing procurement cost by leveraging the purchasing power of group buying and saving its members time by simplifying steps to procure.
Kinetic GPO conducts procurement in a fair, open and transparent manner compliant with the International and Regional Trade Agreements as well as the Ontario Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive. Membership is free, with no volume commitments.
Located in Holland, Michigan, Trendway Corporation is part of the Contract Interiors division of Fellowes Brands, and helps customers create beautiful and effective work environments with a wide range of furniture and architectural products. A company with over 50 years of exceptional performance, Trendway provides customers peace of mind through outstanding service, quality products, guaranteed delivery, and fast/flexible custom solutions. For more information on Trendway, please visit www.trendway.com
About Fellowes Brands
Celebrating its 103rd year under the private ownership and executive leadership of the Fellowes family, Fellowes Brands is a global leader of broad-based business solutions which help professionals be their best and feel their best. Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA, Fellowes Brands operates from 24 locations across the globe. For more information, please visit: www.fellowesbrands.com