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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
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
Document Destruction (Shredding)
Effective January 1, 2014
Gas cylinders rentals/leases, gases purchases
Effective through June 30, 2019
Local Moving Services Effective February 1, 2014
Action Moving & Storage
Office Supplies Effective July 1, 2012
Staples - Recycled copier paper with special UVM pricing!
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
Scientific/Laboratory Equipment and Supplies Primary vendor through October 31, 2020
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Temporary Services Adecco
See contracted temp pay rates for most UVM positions
Vehicle Rentals Effective May 15, 2013
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.

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


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,

Exterus Business Furniture
Contact: Chris Echo, (802) 383-1751, cell (802) 373-4115,

Office Environments
Contact: Ron Citorik, (802) 864-3000,

OM Workspace
Contact: Kristie Adams, (800) 472-6473,

Red Thread
Contact: Bart Flagler, (802) 760-8294,

Contact: Carly Cooksey, (972) 499-4957,
When ordering, ask for State of Vermont contract #33515 for 10% discount on height-adjustable standing desks:
Pro Plus 30" (#34620), 36" (#49900), 48" (#49906), and Cube Corner 36" (#49990)

W.B. Mason
Contact: Michael Smith, (802) 782-0824,


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 Plus Windjammer Inn and Conference Center
  • Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriott Burlington/Williston
  • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Burlington
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott
  • Green Mountain Suites
  • Hampton Inn & VT Event Center
  • Hilton Burlington
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn Burlington
  • Hotel Vermont
  • Lang House on Main Street
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Burlington/Colchester
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott
  • Trader Duke’s Hotel
  • Willard Street Inn

Last modified February 16 2018 10:32 AM