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Lowe’s and Uncle Sam enter a GSA contract

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s announced it has received a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract, giving discounts to federal buyers and other eligible agencies.

“Through our new GSA contract, Lowe’s can better meet the needs of our federal agency customers,” said Mike Horn, Lowe’s VP commercial sales. “Lowe’s is now able to provide more competitive prices to government customers, while also providing an easy and fast way for those customers to get the products they need.”

The contract took effect Jan. 1.

In all Lowe’s stores, the Commercial Sales Desk will serve as the primary point of contact for all GSA customers, the retailer said. The GSA schedule discount is good in all U.S. stores for the purchase of all Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant in-stock or special order merchandise. It is not valid on sales via Lowes.com, purchase of services or gift cards.

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T.Thomas says:
Oct-06-2011 02:09 am

I have learned that the GSA
I have learned that the GSA Contract with Lowes has a clause that Lowes cannot give discounts lower that GSA which is 5%. Veterans were given 10% but now has been lowed to 5%. The contract has degraded again another benefits for Veterans. I cannot believe that this was the intent of GSA or Lowes. I believe the legal department with GSA should take a closer look at this contract and restore the 10% benefit originally offered. The Best Medal is a Live Man's Smile, Copyright H.Lee Bell

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Pennsylvania embraces HELP

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With the clever initials HELP, a program from the state of Pennsylvania has been launched to help homeowners get loans for home energy efficiency projects.

The Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) helps qualified Pennsylvania homeowners take advantage of lower-rate, fixed-term loans for whole home energy efficiency projects.  

"Keystone HELP is a national model for sustainable lending to retrofit existing homes with efficient equipment," Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord said. "We are adding this new financing option to an existing suite of loans to save homeowners money, conserve energy, and create demand for green-certified installers and manufacturers."

The new Conservation Audit and Performance Protocol (CAPP) Loans can be used for qualifying activities such as insulation and air sealing, as well as other Energy Star improvements involving heating and cooling equipment. Unsecured loans up to $15,000 are available under CAPP for three-, five- or 10-year terms at an interest rate of 2.99%, the lowest rate HELP has ever offered for unsecured loans. 

"The more we can do to encourage affordable energy efficiency, the closer we get to the world we all want — clean and less reliant on foreign and carbon-emitting energy sources," McCord added.

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Industry Dashboard for Jan. 3

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The Dashboard enters 2011 with a bullish Stock Roundup: For the third week in a row, all 10 companies tracked are up compared with last month and last year. Elsewhere on the board, gas prices clime to $3.07 per gallon of regular.

 

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