GameTime Services

At GameTime, we are committed to advancing play by providing a variety of educational resources specifically designed to assist communities as they develop, maintain and program their unique play and recreation environment. These tools offer best practice considerations and programming tips that enrich the lives to children and families through meaningful and memorable play experiences.


U.S. Communities

With more responsibilities and smaller budgets than ever before, state and public agencies today are looking for ways to reduce both time and dollars spent. With U.S. Communities, a National Collaborative Purchasing Program, agencies are allowed to skip the lengthy bid process and take advantage of significant government discounts for playground equipment. And although saving money is a great benefit, most agencies agree that it is the ability to skip the bid process that is most attractive.

GSA

Under the GSA Schedules Program, GSA enters into contracts with commercial firms to provide supplies and services at stated prices for given periods of time. Orders are placed directly with the Schedule contractor, and deliveries are made directly to the customer.

The GSA Schedules Program mirrors commercial buying practices more than any other procurement process in the federal government today. It provides customers with state-of-the-art, high-quality commercial supplies and services at volume discount pricing on a direct delivery basis. All customers, large or small, even those in remote locations, are provided the same services, convenience, and pricing.

ISO

An industry certification process issued by the International Organization for Standardization. It is used to measure manufacturing standards and to certify company compliance with quality control systems covering design, development, production, installation, inspection and testing.

 

ASTM

The American Society for Testing and Materials is an independent and world renowned developer of technical standards utilized in testing a multitude of products. ASTM's F15.29 committee meets consistently in the continual development of the F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use.

 

IPEMA

The International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association. In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a Third Party Certification Service where by a designated independent laboratory validates a participant’s certification of conformance to ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use, except sections 10 and 12.6.1; CAN/CSA Z614, Children’s Playspaces and Equipment, except clauses 9.8, 10 and 11.

 

CPSC

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency within the United States Federal Government with the authority to inform the public of current product safety performance information and recommended practices. The CPSC first published their guidelines for public playgrounds in 1981 and have updated their publication several times since then. The current CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety, publication #325, is an excellent guide for owners and operators of public play environments.

 

CSA International

The Canadian Standards Association is an independent and renowned developer of technical standards utilized in evaluating a multitude of products. The CSA standard is significantly harmonized with the ASTM F1487 standard.

 

TUV SUD

Product Service, an international testing and certification organization is a European Union Notified and Competent Body providing services which include product testing and certification. The highly visible TUV-Mark demonstrates to customers that safety testing and certification has been completed by an independent third-party organization. The "S" pictogram combined with the statements "Safety tested", "EN 1176" and "Production monitored" indicate that these products have passed a comprehensive testing procedure based upon the European Harmonized Standard for Commercial Playground Equipment, EN 1176 and that the GameTime production plant is regularly monitored by TUV.

 

Access Board

Access Board (The United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Boar)) has completed Accessibility Guidelines for Play Facilities as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.