Faculty and staff shall use primary preferred suppliers wherever possible, with the understanding that purchases made with preferred suppliers remain subject to university bidding requirements. There also exist many secondary sources available through consortium and other contracts. Such secondary contracts should be used only if primary preferred suppliers are not able to source the goods or services in question.
In an effort to reuse and recycle current university resources, reduce procurement costs and reduce waste, a university program exists where surplus furniture items are placed in storage and available to interested departments.
Tufts Surplus (Used) Furniture
These items are are of no cost to departments but some nominal handling/moving fees do apply.