Additional Contracted PricingAccess to additional contracts is available through a multitude of Consortiums and Buying groups not affiliated with the College, but of which we are participants. These contracts have previously been bid by that agency using a comparable formalized bid process and if used represent acceptable fulfillment of the bid requirements above. Contact the Purchasing Office prior to making any solicitation to see if contracted pricing is available through one of these resources.
In addition to the above, the Purchasing Office maintains a listing of vendors who offer the College a discount off retail pricing, and who are already entered into our accounting system. Discounts are typically substantially less than those achieved through the bid process. These suppliers may be used as a backup supplier to existing contracts and for emergency needs under $500.