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Supplier (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.

Approved Contracted Suppliers

The Approved Contract Supplier List (Excel) includes contracts that are competitively bid by the University of Vermont, the State of Vermont (SOV), or one of the purchasing consortiums of which UVM is a member.

To find additional information about:

  • UVM contracts, follow the link in the “Other Information” column.
  • E&I - click on the Contract Number. This will provide an overview of the contract and ordering steps.
  • State of Vermont (SOV) contracts, consult the list of current contracts or use the email contact in the “Other Information” column.
  • MHEC - use the email from the “Other Information” column or email with the contract number to request a copy of the contract.

If the commodity you are looking for is not on the list, please contact

UVM's contracted suppliers perform a critical role in the procurement process. These suppliers 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 suppliers is required. Purchasing Services strongly encourages the patronage of our preferred suppliers.

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 supplier 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 suppliers 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 suppliers 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: Valerie P. Reside, (518) 391-0438,

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
Authorized dealer for Vermont: Steelcase
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 August 09 2018 12:19 PM