Preferred Suppliers and Purchasing Contacts

Below please find a list of business areas (commodities), their respective Purchasing contacts and in some cases, a link to the University's primary preferred supplier(s). If you find that this list is not inclusive of the specific goods or services you require, please contact the Purchasing Office for guidance.

Business Area (and additional weblink as applicable) Purchasing Contact             
Appliances Peter Van Tilborg
Architectural and Engineering Michelle RooneyPaul Wagner 
Athletics Michelle Rooney
Audio Visual Supplies, Equipment and Installations Michelle Rooney
Bottled Water and Filtration John Homich
Capital Asset Administration Ed Fanikos
Capital Construction, Renovations &
Deferred Maintenance
Paul Wagner,Michelle Rooney,
Luke Duffney
Cellphone and Wireless Devices Peter Van Tilborg
Coffee and Related Supplies Peter Van Tilborg
Computer Hardware and Software John Homich
Computer Peripherals and Supplies John Homich
Computer Software John Homich
Copier Program Peter Van Tilborg
Data Storage and Destruction Michelle Rooney
Dental Equipment and Supplies Kelly Sullivan
Equipment (Capital) Transfer or Disposal Ed Fanikos
Energy Luke Duffney
Environmental Assessment and Remediation Michelle Rooney
Dining Operations Gary Smyrlian
Facilities Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Luke Duffney
Fleet Management, Maintenance and Repairs Luke Duffney
Freight, Mail and Shipping Services Luke Duffney
Furniture and Furniture Related Equipment Michelle Rooney
Gases Kelly Sullivan
HNRCA Supplies and Equipment Kelly Sullivan
Hotels | Meetings and Related Events Peter Van Tilborg
IT Maintenance and Support John Homich
Legal Services John Homich
Movers | Riggers Michelle Rooney
Office Supplies Peter Van Tilborg
Performances and Related Events Peter Van Tilborg
Pest Control Luke Duffney
Photography Peter Van Tilborg
Printing, Print Design, Publications Peter Van Tilborg
Professional Services John Homich
Promotional and Wearable Products Luke Duffney
Public Safety Luke Duffney
Radioactive Materials Peter Van Tilborg
Scientific | Laboratory Equip and Supplies Kelly Sullivan
Service / Maintenance Contracts Kelly Sullivan
Signage and Banners Luke Duffney
Small Business Development | Minority Vendors Peter Van Tilborg
Subcontracts Peter Van Tilborg
Temporary and Permanent Help (Contingent Labor) John Homich
Transportation (Buses, Shuttles and Motorcoaches) Michelle Rooney
Travel Peter Van Tilborg

The University has established a number of long-term, competitively awarded Preferred Suppliers for the supply of goods and services to the University.  

Faculty and staff shall use primary preferred suppliers whenever possible, with the understanding that purchases made with preferred suppliers remain subject to university bidding requirements. There are also many secondary sources available through consortia 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. All purchases not competitively bid will require market pricing comparison and justification.

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. The University actively manages these relationships through regular meetings with suppliers, measurement of key performance indicators and the prompt follow up of issues. University faculty and staff are encouraged to report any concerns related to pricing or service to the Purchasing Office for investigation and action.


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