The University has established a number of long-term, competitively awarded Primary and Secondary Suppliers for the supply of goods and services to the University. These agreements are competitively negotiated to streamline the purchasing process for commonly purchased items and to achieve the best value for the University by consolidating expenditures with fewer suppliers. All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to use the Primary Supplier agreements wherever possible.
The University actively manages these relationships through regular meetings with suppliers, measurement of key performance indicators and the follow up of any complaints. University faculty and staff are encouraged to report any concerns relating to pricing or service to the Purchasing Office for investigation and action.
Additionally, there are many Secondary Supplier relationships available through consortium and other contracts. These contracts should be used only if Primary Suppliers are not able to source the goods or services in question.
If for some reason the commodity list below is not inclusive of the specific goods or services you require, please contact the Purchasing Office for guidance.