Contracted Vendors

Strategic Alliances & University Wide Contracts are agreements for commodities and services established to benefit the University of Arizona. By using these agreements, departments gain access to discounted pricing and a dedicated support team; as well as assist the University in obtaining benefits such as sponsorships, student initiatives, grant programs, training, professional development and e-procurement initiatives.

Depending on the agreement with each vendor, use of the Purchasing Card (PCard) to pay for items may or may not be allowed. The following list contains the University of Arizona Strategic Alliances and University Wide Contracts, and the compatibility with the PCard.

  • Cell phones/Wireless Services are covered by State Contracts, they are not University Contracts.
  • Office Supplies are covered by National Cooperative Agreements, they are not University Contracts.


Cooperative Purchasing Agreements

The University has agreements with the following organizations/institutions that allow the University the benefit of purchasing goods/services off of their established contracts. Click on the organization/institution of your choice for additional information on the use of the contracts. You should use your PCard for orders of $5,000 or less, and a requisition for orders over $5,000. Bidding is not required when purchasing from these contracts, regardless of the dollar amount.


Master Agreements

Cellphones/Wireless Services

Cellphones/Wireless Services may be purchase in accordance with FRS Policy 9.17, Communication Service Plans.

Listed below are the University representatives for the major cellphone providers available under the Arizona State Contract. The representatives should be contacted whenever you have questions about a University paid line, or even your personal line. Try to avoid contacting the 800 #s, as the representatives that answer those calls are not always aware of the State Contract with these providers.

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Copiers, Printers and Service

Copiers, printers and service should be purchased on the University of Arizona agreement with Ricoh or Xerox. The Purchasing Card may be used in conjunction with the Copier, Printer and Service Agreement.

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Furniture

Furniture should be purchased on the Tri-University Contract. The primary award has been made to three vendors: Target Commercial Interiors (Steelcase); Goodmans (Herman Miller); and Corporate Interior Systems (Knoll). Target Commercial Interiors was also awarded the Budget category. You may select any of these three vendors to provide you with your furniture needs. Please note that if multiple vendors are solicited to provide quotes and it requires them to perform design services, the department may be liable for the cost for the design services if they choose not to use that vendor. The PCard may be used in conjunction with the furniture Contract.

  • Target Commercial Interiors Contact Information:
    Debbie Danby, Inside Sales, 520-594-6226 or debbie.danby@target.com
    Shelley Schwartz, Outside Sales, 520-594-6206 or Shelley.schwartz@targetinteriors.com 
    New Showroom Location: 4585 S. Coach Drive #105 (North of Irvington between Palo Verde and S. Alvernon Way)
  • Goodmans' Contact Information:
    Michele Wright, New Projects, for Quotes, 520-628-2706 or mwright@goodmans.info
    Stephanie Ford-Smith, Customer Service, 520-628-2717 or sford@goodmans.info
    Tiffany Chesi, Designer, 520-628-2703 or tchesi@goodmans.info
    Showroom Location: 3925 N. Business Center Drive (I-10 Frontage Road near Prince Rd Exit)
  • Corporate Interiors Systems Contact Information:
    University of Arizona Toll Free Number 1-877-424-8670
    Emergency Number 480-968-5500
    Kim Richey, Main point contact for all furniture needs, 520-208-3034 or krichey@cisinphx.com
    Cindy Andriso, Team Coordinator, 602-243-7878 or candriso@cisinphx.com                                                       
    Jennifer Murphy, Lead Designer, 602-243-7859 or jmurphy@cisinphx.com
    Tom Cruz, Lead Installer, 480-968-5500 or uofa@cisinphx.com
    Showroom Location: 2000 E. Speedway Blvd
  • UA Purchasing Contact:
    Ted Nasser, C.P.M., at 520-621-5449 or enasser@email.arizona.edu

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Lean Six Sigma Consulting Services

The University of Arizona has awarded contract under RFP #L021003 to the seven (7) vendors listed below. The contracted vendors can provide ongoing Lean Six Sigma consulting services, as needed to all departments, in continuance of campus-wide business process reengineering and improvements efforts. These contracts are valid through March 17, 2011 with options to renew for four (4) additional one (1) year periods for a maximum of five (5) years, expiring on March 17, 2015.

Ordering Process:

  • Department should identify their need and develop a Statement of Work (SOW) specifying the scope of the work to be performed. The SOW should also specify any special experience and skill set required.
  • The SOW shall be provided to all of contracted vendor(s).
  • The vendor(s) shall submit a proposal based on the SOW that includes the candidate name, candidate resume, and hourly rates to confirm the originally stated hourly rate, or to adjust to current market conditions.
  • Proposals shall be evaluated by the requesting department, and upon completion a decision will be made on further candidate screening will be required.
  • Upon vendor selection, a requisition outlining engagement dates, consultant name, hourly rate and the reasons for the vendor selection will be generated. The Request for Proposal number should also be referenced on the requisition. A copy of the SOW is to accompany the requisition. A purchase order will be issued to the selected vendor. If the dollar amount of the engagement exceeds $10,000.00 a consultant agreement must be issued.
  • The department will then be able to proceed and can begin work with the selected vendor.

For additional contract information, please contact the following University Representative:

Ted Nasser, C.P.M., at 621-5449 or enasser@email.arizona.edu

Vendor Contact Information:

  • Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting Services, LLC
    Kevin McMahon
    700 Louisiana Street, Suite 900
    Houston, TX 77002
    (P) 1-713-547-3614
    (F) 1-718-547-3601
    kmcmahon@alvarezandmarsa.com
  • Bersbach Consulting, LLC
    Peter Bersbach
    933 Placita Conalea
    Tucson, AZ 85748
    (p) 1-520-829-0090
    peter@bersbach.com
  • Ceptara Corporation
    Ernie Borgoyne
    P.O. Box 12549
    Mill Creek, WA 98082
    (C) 1-602-571-7983
    (P) 1-206-364-0296
    (F) 1-425-328-1830
    ernie.borgoyne@ceptara.com
  • Guidon Performance Solutions
    Ron Wince
    2550 N. Thunderbird Circle, Suite 17
    Mesa, AZ 85215-1219
    (P) 1-886-986-4424
    (F) 1-480-357-6326
    rwince@guidonps.com
  • Maset, LLC
    Charles Loew
    P.O. Box 649
    Maricopa, AZ 85139
    (P) 1-520-568-6355
    (F) 1-520-568-6354
    Charles.Loew@masetllc.com
  • Oriel Inc.
    Steve Villaescusa
    5844 N. Via Amable
    Tucson, AZ 85750
    (P) 1-520-577-1002
    (F) 1-520-615-3427
    svillaesusa@thesamgroup.com
  • Rushing Water Investments, LLC
    Larry W. Dyer
    7750 E. Shadow Vista Ct.
    Tucson, AZ 85750
    (P) 1-520-488-8445
    (F) 1-520-299-0160
    maximumlarry@comcast.net

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Lease Purchases

The University has entered into contracts for the financing of Lease Purchases. Lease Purchases may be made in accordance with the following procedures. Refer to Purchasing Policy 4.12 for additional information.

  • Department contacts FSO Capital Finance or Purchasing regarding capital equipment lease-purchase
  • FSO Capital Finance sends ‘Financing Request Form’ to the requesting Department
  • Department completes Financing Request and returns to FSO Capital Finance
  • If Grant Funds involved, FSO Capital Finance consults with Rate Studies and Sponsored Projects
  • FSO Capital Finance confirms with Fund Accountant that ‘lease payment’ account is valid
  • FSO Capital Finance completes a ‘Sealed Bid’ form and sends it to Purchasing
  • Purchasing will then send the bid to the pool of Contracted Leasing Companies

Contracted Leasing Companies:

  • First American Commercial Bancorp dba First American Equipment Finance
  • US Bancorp Equipment Finance Inc.
  • UA Purchasing Contact:
    Ted Nasser, C.P.M., at 520-621-5449 or enasser@email.arizona.edu

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Office Supplies

Office Depot Contract

There are two (2) ways to make your office supply purchases from Office Depot and receive the University discounted price. The first is to place your order via Arizona BuyWays.

The second way is to shop at the local Office Depot stores using your PCard. To shop at the local stores you will have to register your PCard at: https://odams.officedepot.com/registrations/uofa_cc.php . Once you have completed the registration form it will be processed by Office Depot for upload into their system. You may begin using your PCard at the local stores within forty-eight (48) hours of registration.

Office Max Contract

To place orders with Office Max and receive the University discounted price you must place your order via Arizona BuyWays.

Staples

To place orders with Staples and receive the University discounted price you must place your order via Arizona BuyWays.

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Printing Services

Printing services should be purchased on the University of Arizona agreement via PACS Printing Services. The Purchasing Card may not be used in conjunction with the Printing Services Agreement.

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Scientific Supplies and Equipment

Scientific supplies, and equipment, should be purchased on the University of Arizona agreement with Fisher Scientific. The Purchasing Card may be used for these transactions.

Purchases should be made via Arizona BuyWays.

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Cooperative Purchasing Agreements

Arizona - State of Arizona Contract:

Click on the link above; choose a Category; review the contracts and contact the vendor of choice for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the State Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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Arizona State University:

Click on the link above; review the commodity list and contact the applicable ASU Buyer to see if they have a contract for the commodity you are interested in, and if they do whether we can use the contract. If we can use the contract, contact the vendor for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the ASU Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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E&I Coop:

Click on the link above; review the information in the left hand navigation. The information is sorted by category and vendor. If you click on a category, a list of contracted vendors will show up below that category. Click on the vendor name and you will see an overview of the contract with contact information. Contact the vendor of choice for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the E&I Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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GSA:

The University is entitled to use contracts under GSA Federal Supply Schedules 70 and 84, as well as contracts under the Consolidated Schedule. The University may use other GSA contracts if the vendor is willing to give us access to the contract pricing. When using a GSA contact all of the following must apply

  • The price is equal to or less than the contractor’s current federal supply contract price.
  • The contractor has indicated in writing that the contractor is willing to extend the current federal supply contract pricing, terms and conditions.
  • The purchase order adequately identifies the federal supply contract on which the order is based.
  • It is cost-effective and in the best interests of the University.

Click on the link above; click on Federal Supply Schedule 70, 84 or Consolidated Schedule. Click on a category and it will take you to the vendor information. Contact the vendor of choice for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the GSA Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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National IPA

Click on the link above and you will see the available contract(s). There are links next to the Contact(s) to use for more detailed contract information.  Contact the vendor of choice for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the National IPA Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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National Joint Powers Alliance:

 Click on the link above; review the available contracts. Click on the vendor name and you will find the contact information. Contact the vendor of choice for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the National Joint Powers Alliance Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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Northern Arizona University:

Click on the link above. Contact one of the NAU Purchasing Staff to see if they have a contract for the commodity you are interested in, and if they do whether we can use the contract. If we can use the contract, contact the vendor for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the NAU Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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TCPN

Click on the link above; review the available contracts. Click on the vendor name and you will find the contract information. Contact the vendor of choice for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the TCPN Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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US Communities:

Click on the link above; review the available contracts. Click on the vendor name and you will find the contact information. Contact the vendor of choice for pricing, delivery, etc. For orders over $5,000, have the vendor send you a written quote that references the US Communities Contract Number. Enter a requisition and send the written quote as an attachment.

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Questions concerning the above contract information may be directed to Ted Nasser, C.P.M., Director PACS, at 621-5449 or enasser@email.arizona.edu.

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