The University, along with peer and State institutions and agencies provide access to cooperative agreements that improve buying power and lower costs to users. Purchasers are encouraged to leverage these agreements to achieve high value purchasing outcomes.
- The best prices negotiated on historical and forecasted University usage
- Hassle-free purchasing. Using a contract vendor means that there's no need to obtain quotes, register a vendor, or check eVA status
- Known, approved vendors. Vendor performance is monitored, and they have a vested interest in keeping all their University customers happy.
Depending on Guidelines for Competition and operational requirements, seeking external sources of supply not currently on contract may be needed. The Strategic sourcing team is available to help through the request for proposal (RFP) and request for information (RFI) processes.