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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 departments and schools to use Preferred Vendors.

See all Preferred Vendors on the Preferred Vendor List

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Preferred Vendor relationships are established one of two ways:

A contract is established based on the results of a formal competitive bid process managed by Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing.

A pricing agreement is established based on a negotiation between Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing and the vendor.

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