State Contract Purchases

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The state issues contracts for supplies and equipment based on competitive bidding by many outside vendors for an extensive list of widely-used products.
All state universities and community colleges are required to purchase these commodities from approved state contract vendors according to contract prices and terms. Non-contract purchases for these same items are not permitted. Use of purchasing card does not preclude requisitioner from determining state contract items, prices, and sources. Contact your Buyer for assistance.
NOTE: Exceptions to buying state contract items from state contract vendors will be granted on an individual basis only after a thorough review and approval of special circumstances by The Procurement Department.
Purchase requisitions
State contract and non-contract items should be on separate requisitions; however, combined orders may be issued depending upon circumstances.
Where to get information
The Division of Purchase & Contract updates and maintains an internet web site.
  • state contracts
  • vendor lists and HUB directory
  • commodity code lists
  • Purchase & Contract news
  • bids