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Benefits of Using Preferred Vendors

Preferred Vendors are those that have been awarded a contract by Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing for use by all departments and schools. We strongly encourage you to utilize Preferred Vendors.

Maximizes overall best value to the University

Ease of ordering

Improved productivity and efficiency of department personnel

Savings due to consolidating purchasing power and leveraging volume

Reduced risk due to improved contract administration

Improved access to information

Better management control and more automated adherence to policy

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