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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 a Preferred Vendors Matrix.

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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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