Prime Vendor Contracts
The University has several prime vendor contracts, otherwise known as consortium contracts that leverage volume ordering for the best price. These contracts include, but are not limited to: Microcomputers, office supplies, and United Parcel Service (UPS). Departments are encouraged to utilize these contracts to maximize cost savings and efficiency. Savings on furniture is up to 60% from the manufacturer. No further bidding is required; however, orders of $5,000 or more must be made through the Purchasing Office.
- IPHEC (Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative)
- MHEC (Midwestern Higher Education Compact)
- Dell (login required)
- CMS (Central Management Services)
- E&I Contracts (Educational and Institutional Cooperative Service)
- Club Quarters