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Purchasing Services

Important updates and reminders

School Bus Services

Due to the current shortage of bus drivers in the industry, Purchasing Services has partnered with additional suppliers.
First check for availability with the Contracted Suppliers. If the contracted suppliers are not available, please contact the supplemental suppliers for availability in the order listed below.

UVM’s Contracted Suppliers

*If you have a small number of passengers and have drivers that are certified by Risk Management, please consider using 12-passenger vans. These can be rented from AVIS or Hertz using the UVM contract or potentially borrowed from internal departments depending on availability.

Additional Suppliers
These suppliers are to be used only if UVM’s contracted suppliers are not available to accommodate your reservation. Please contact the additional suppliers for availability in the order listed here:

  1. Bus Bank – Dan Weed, 1-866-428-7226
  2. Lamoille Valley Transportation 1-802-888-2103
  3. Grand Avenue Enterprises, 1-802-868-2761
  4. Richards Limousine, 1-800-698-3176

Once you have a confirmation reservation cost estimate from a supplemental supplier, please submit a requisition in PeopleSoft.

*NEW* – Uniform Guidance requirements for Sponsored Projects

Effective July 1, 2018: All purchases (between $10,001 - $25,000) either directly charged, or transferred, to a Sponsored Project (GCA01) will require a minimum of two quotes from different suppliers prior to the purchase, unless using an approved contracted supplier, or if the purchase is deemed a single/sole source.

If two quotes are not obtained, the charge will not be allowed on a sponsored project either as a direct charge or a cost transfer from other funds onto the sponsored project and it will be the PI's department or the Dean’s office that will be responsible for covering the expense.

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Purchasing Services
Waterman Building, Suite 205
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone 802-656-6610
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last modified October 04 2018 09:55 AM