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Vendor Contracts and Pricing Agreements

For questions about specific commodities and/or services, please contact the responsible Purchasing & Contracting Specialist who can help you choose a supplier.

Vendor Contracts

UVM's contracted vendors perform a critical role in the procurement process. These vendors have committed to extending the best negotiable terms, service, and prices to all users, large and small, within the University. Beyond pricing, the University has negotiated many other benefits which may not be obvious, including guaranteed performance levels, no-hassle return policies, free delivery, volume incentives, and liability and insurance protection. Use of mandated vendors is required. Purchasing Services strongly encourages the patronage of our preferred vendors.

Charter Bus Service Effective July 1, 2015
Coach Buses:  Premier
School Buses:  First Student or Mountain Transit
Mandated
Computers Apple or Dell - desktop/laptop tablet configurations for administrative units
Order through the Computer Depot
Mandated for administrative purchases
Copiers Effective May 15, 2015 - May 14, 2020
Symquest Group
Mandated
Document Destruction (Shredding)
Effective January 1, 2014
SecurShred
Preferred
Gas cylinders rentals/leases, gases purchases
Effective through June 30, 2019
Airgas
Mandated
Local Moving Services Effective February 1, 2014
Action Moving & Storage
Preferred
Office Supplies Effective July 1, 2012
Staples - Recycled copier paper with special UVM pricing!
Mandated
Paper The University is committed to purchasing 100% post-consumer, chlorine-free paper for routine copying and printing. Copier paper can be purchased through Staples. Preferred
Relocation Effective February 1, 2014
Consumers Relocation
Mandated
Scientific/Laboratory Equipment and Supplies Primary vendor through October 31, 2020
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mandated

Temporary Services Adecco
Spherion
Westaff
See contracted temp pay rates for most UVM positions
Mandated
Vehicle Rentals Effective May 15, 2013
Hertz
Avis
Enterprise Holdings

Mandated for vehicle rentals in the US

Pricing agreements

Purchasing Services has secured pricing agreements from various vendors for catering, furniture, and lodging.
Catering

UVM's University Event Services manages a catering process for UVM events at select campus locations. There are currently 15 approved caterers.

Furniture

The following vendors have signed pricing agreements with UVM. Check out their websites and view some of their products. E-mail the contact listed for specific questions or to place an order. Questions about furniture agreements can be directed to Marie Bouffard, (802) 656-8281.

Business Interiors by Staples Furniture available through UVM Staples Advantage online ordering
Contact: Kevin Keane, (781) 832-3276, kevin.keane@staples.com

Exterus Business Furniture
Contact: Chris Echo, (802) 383-1751, cell (802) 373-4115, cecho@exterusfurniture.com

Office Environments
Contact: Ron Citorik, (802) 864-3000, rcitorik@oei-vt.com

OM Workspace
Contact: Kristie Adams, (800) 472-6473, Kristieadams@officemax.com

Red Thread     Check out these sale prices on chairs!Sale!
Contact: Mike Mulcahy, (802) 760-8294, mmulcahy@red-thread.com

W.B. Mason
Contact: Michael Smith, (802) 782-0824, michael.smith@wbmason.com

Lodging

The following inns and hotels have signed pricing agreements with UVM for UVM business travelers. For more information on pricing and amenities, please see this chart -- UVM login only. These rates may not apply to large conferences.


  • Best Western Windjammer Inn and Conference Center
  • Courtyard by Marriott Burlington Harbor Hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriott Taft Corners
  • Doubletree Hotel Burlington
  • Green Mountain Suites
  • Hampton Inn & VT Event Center
  • Hilton Burlington
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Vermont
  • Lang House on Main Street
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Colchester
  • Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott
  • Willard Street Inn

Last modified October 20 2017 02:15 PM