Pennsylvania Government Program Participation
D.K. Hostetler participates in the Pennsylvania COSTARS Program.
Our COSTARS Contract Number is 013-080.
“COSTARS” is the Commonwealth’s cooperative purchasing program managed by the DGS Bureau of Procurement. The COSTARS Program provides registered local public procurement units (LPPUs) as well as state affiliated entities (together “members”) and suppliers a tool to find and do business with each other effectively through the use of a contract established by DGS.
COSTARS membership is for purchasers and it is exclusive to eligible LPPUs and state-affiliate entities. A “local public procurement unit” is defined as:
– Any political subdivision
– Any public authority
– Any tax exempt, nonprofit education or public health institution or organization
– Any nonprofit fire company, nonprofit rescue company, nonprofit ambulance company
– And to the extent provided by law, any other entity, including a council of government or an area government, that expends public funds for the procurement of supplies and services.
Thus, any product we sell can be purchased by a COSTARS member, without the trouble and expense of issuing formal bids.
Commonwealth Contract Piggy Back
D.K. Hostetler can also sell certain trailers and truck bodies to qualified governmental agencies by using the “piggy-back” option. Please contact us to find out which products we sell under this option.