Administration & Finance

Competitive Procurement Contracts

These contracts leverage the university's combined buying power. In exchange, the contract participants offer special pricing based on the vendor's anticipation of business to be realized during the contract term.

For Goods

Competitive Procurement Contracts:

To maximize vendor competition and volume discount purchases, departments must use university, campus, state, or MHEC publicly bid competitive procurement contracts 100% of the time for goods that are on contract. Contracts of other consortia and group purchasing organizations may also be utilized when approved by the University Purchasing Council.

For Services

Competitive Procurement Contracts:

To maximize vendor competition and volume discount purchases, departments shall make use of campus, university, state, or MHEC publicly bid contracts whenever appropriate and practicable. Contracts of other consortia and group purchasing organizations may also be utilized when approved by the University Purchasing Council.

Note: University purchasing contract should always take precedence over any similar contract that might be offered by any other contracting entity.

Campus Contracts:

       Follett - Bookstore
       Sodexo Food Service - Catering services

University Contracts:

  • EXECUTIVE SEARCH AWARD
    Contract # UP-12JH-1201

  • Xerox-Multi-Functional Devices
         
  • OFFICE SUPPLY CONTRACT
    OfficeMax is the university’s preferred contract vendor for all office supplies. In accordance with the Purchase of Goods Policy, all office supply purchases must be process through the OfficeMax BuyWays Catalog. ProCard purchases are not allowed for items that are available from a BuyWays Catalog. All previously placed orders with WB Mason must now be directed to OfficeMax. The OfficeMax job aid is available on the LINK help page.

BOTTLED WATER SERVICES
University Contract
Poland Springs is the university's preferred contract vendor for all bottle water services.
To set up an account, please call Lisa Schmit, Key Customer Manager at 774.406.6939 or email lisa.schmit@waters.nestle.com.

Product:  
5 Gallon POLAND SPRING $2.49
5 Gallon NESTLE PURE LIFE $2.29
5 Gallon bottle deposits $0.00
COOLER Hot/Cold $0.00
COOLER Room & Cold Temp $0.00
9oz Plastic Cups 50/sleeve $.99

State OSD Contracts:   https://www.commbuys.com

The how to find a statewide contract JOB AID will guide you in finding state contracts in COMMBUYS.
This is an excellent guide and should provide you with the information you need to locate information on any state contract.

Also, available is the Statewide Contract User Guide. This user guide provides additional links to information on most current state contracts.

MHEC Contracts:  http://www.mhec.net/
Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium Contracts (MHEC), a purchasing consortium created for, and used by, most institutions of higher education in Massachusetts.

MHEC Contract D04-Air Gas
Purchase of Gases Procedure

If you need further information contact the Procurement Department at 617.287.5060.