Strategic Partners

Business partnerships are programs designed to offer a full line of products or services along with an array of value-added customer services tailored to the needs of the university. These partnerships are competitively bid programs for commodities useful to either the entire campus or high volume specialty areas. Along with special pricing based on the University’s total purchasing volume they include any combination of customer services such as web-based on-line ordering, direct package delivery, special freight terms, and convenient summary billing.

Beverage for Office

  • American Coffee Services (coffee, coffee equipment, coffee supplies, and soda under 10 cases only)
    View FAQ for coffee (PDF)‌
  • Pepsi
  • TLC Springs (water and water equipment only)
    View FAQ for water (PDF)
Image of pepsi logo.

Car Wash Services

  • W.O.W. Car Wash Services
Logo of WOW car wash services.


  • Apple
  • Dell
  • MCPc
Logo of Apple, Dell and MCPc.


  • Meritech
Logo of Meritech.

Gases, Medical Research

  • Airgas Great Lakes
Logo of Airgas.

MRO Supplies

  • Grainger
Logo of Grainger.

Office Supplies

  • Staples Advantage
Staples Advantage logo


Scientific Lab Supplies/Equipment

  • Fisher Scientific
  • VWR
Logo of Fisher Scientific and VWR.

Shipping, Ground and Express Mail Services

  • Fed Ex
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Temporary Staffing Services

  • Kelly Services
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Transportation Services

  • A Touch of Class
  • Shima
  • Barron's Bus
  • Lakefront Lines

Remember to follow these guidelines when making a purchase:

  • $0 - $4,999: Use PCard or Peoplesoft;
  • $5,000 - $24,999: Obtain 2 quotes; requisition in Peoplesoft;
  • > $25,000: Obtain 3 quotes; procurement specialist can assist with obtaining a quote.