University-Wide Agreements

University-Wide Agreements are special pricing agreements made with suppliers for goods and services. University Departments may order against these Agreements for up to $249,999. All purchases must be completed using either a Requisition transaction in the Enterprise Financial System (EFS), via a U Market order (if the supplier is in U Market) or with a PCard (when appropriate).

Note: University-Wide Agreements are set up in a variety of ways. Some Agreements list discounts from an entire product line and others list discounts or net prices on specific product or model number.

Start with U Market. All units across the University of Minnesota system are encouraged to adopt U Market as their primary method of supply purchasing. U Market has guaranteed Agreement pricing, electronic invoicing, and is the most cost effective purchasing process. U Market is a key component of the University of Minnesota’s strategic sourcing and an important part of the overall approach to Operational Excellence. See your department’s administrative support team for more information on which processes are appropriate for your area. Methods available for purchasing:

  1. Start with U Market. This is the least expensive overall process. Many of the suppliers listed below are available in U Market. All University employees have access to shop in U Market.
  2. Use a standard purchase order with a reputable supplier, such as those who have a U-Wide Agreement below. Purchase Orders begin with having special access to enter a Requisition transaction into EFS.
  3. Use the University's PCard with a reputable supplier (this is one of the most expensive processes overall and is not available for certain types of goods and services).
  4. For emergencies only, purchase with personal funds and seek reimbursement (this is the most expensive process when all costs are taken into account).

Making the Most Common Purchases Job Aid (pdf)

More information is available on the Purchasing Services website.

Agreement Listings

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Supplier UWide# Category Targeted Businesses Small Business
U Market
PCard
Abcam
(View Agreement)

U276 Laboratory Supplies
Academic Search

(View Agreement)

U109H Executive Search Firm Services
Action Moving Services / Atlas Van Lines
(View Agreement)

U137.1 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods
Agilent Technologies, Inc
(View Agreement)

U244 Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers and Other Instrumentation and Supplies  
Alexander's Mobility Services
(View Agreement)

U209.5 Moving - Office Lab Equipment & Furniture    
All Furniture
(View Agreement)

U209.8 Moving - Office Lab Equipment & Furniture  
Allied Health Group
(View Agreement)

U255 Medical and Lab Contingency Staffing
Alpha Video
(View Agreement)

U140.2 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service  
AmeriPride Services, Inc
(View Agreement)

U164.1 Laundry - Lab Coats  
Anton Group, LLC
(View Agreement)

U155.19 Laboratory Furniture and Office Seating  
Apple

(View Agreement)

U509.1 Computer Hardware - PCs, Laptops & Servers    
Artopex Inc.
(View Agreement)

General Office Products
Henricksen, Inc.
Hannahers
Intereum, Inc.
Office Space Design
Schmidt Goodman

U42.200 Furniture    
AVI Systems Inc.
(View Agreement)
U140.9 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service    
Baltix Sustainable Furniture, LLC
(View Agreement)
U155.21 Laboratory Seating  
Berger Transfer & Storage, Inc / Allied Van Lines
(View Agreement)
U137.6 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods  
Bio-Rad Laboratories
(View Agreement)
U11.53 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
BioLegend
(View Agreement)
U11.39 Biological Products
BME Labstore
(View Agreement)
U205.9 Microscopes, Accessories and Service      
The Brill Company
(View Agreement)
U42.210 Furniture: Residence Hall  
Canon/Loffler
(View Agreement)
84336 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)    
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC
(View Agreement)
U205.7 Microscopes, Accessories and Service    
Carolina Biological Supply Co.
(View Agreement)
U277 Laboratory Supplies  
CDW-G
(View Agreement)
U250.1 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Cell Signaling Technology
(View Agreement)
U11.35 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Christopherson Business Travel
(View Agreement)
U131.5 Travel Agencies Agent Assisted & Online Booking    
Chrom Tech, Inc.
(View Agreement)
U269 Chromatography Consumables
Club Quarters
(View Agreement)
U245.1 Lodging  
The Commons Hotel
(View Agreement)
U46.13 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities
Connection
(View Agreement)
U250.3 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Core BTS, Inc.
(View Agreement)
U141.6 Video Conferencing
Cosney Corporation
(View Agreement)
U155.22 Furniture - Lab  
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
(View Agreement)
U46.19 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities  
Days Hotel on University
(View Agreement)
U46.2 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
DB Schenker, Inc
(View Agreement)
U225.1 Import / Export    
Dell Marketing, Inc.
(View Agreement)
U250.2 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Delta
(View Agreement)
U266 Air      
Digi-Key
(View Agreement)
U261 Electronic Components  
Diversified Search
(View Agreement)
U109A Executive Search Firm Services  
Document Destruction/Shred Right
(View Agreement)
58761 Shredding & Document Destruction Services  
Double Tree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area
(View Agreement)
U46.23 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities
Dynamic Recycling
(View Agreement)
U249 Electronics Recycling and Disposal Service
Electric Citizen
(View Agreement)
U256.1 Drupal Consultants    
Enterprise Car Rental
(View Agreement)
U129 Car Rental    
EPA
(View Agreement)
U140.7 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service
Eppendorf North America
(View Agreement)
U268 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics    
Experis US, Inc.
(View Agreement)
U239.10 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation      
Fastenal Company
(View Agreement)
U248 Tools - Industrial Supplies & Equipment  
FedEx
(View Agreement)
U240.2 Package Delivery & Shipping    
First Supply
(View Agreement)
U253.1 Plumbing Supplies      
Fisher Scientific Co LLC
(View Agreement)
U11.0 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Fisher
(View Agreement)
U176.1 Laboratory Supplies, Safety Supplies & Misc. Equipment  
Fisher Scientific
(View Agreement)
U177.1 Chemicals  
Fitger's Inn
(View Agreement)
U242.2 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth    
G & K Services
(View Agreement)
U164.2 Laundry - Lab Coats    
Genesee Scientific
U275 Laboratory Supplies
Global Industries, Inc
(View Agreement)

Alternative Business Furniture, Inc.
Ideal Commercial Interiors
Innovative Office Solutions
Intereum, Inc.
Northern Business Products (St. Cloud)
Surplus Office Supply

U42.112 Furniture    
Goodin
(View Agreement)
U253 Plumbing Supplies  
GovConnection (See Connection)
U250.3 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Grainger Industrial Supplies
(View Agreement)
U237 Industrial - Safety - Tools - Fasteners - Shelving - HVAC - Lighting  
Graybar Electric Company
(View Agreement)
U252.1 Electrical Supplies    
Greenphire-ClinCard
(View Agreement)
U279 Prepaid Debit Card (PPDC)      
Greenwood Asher
(View Agreement)
U109E Executive Search Firm Services    
Groupe Lacasse
(View Agreement)

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors
Christianson's Business Furniture, Inc.
Electronic Office Environments
Fluid Interiors
Henricksen
Innovative Office Solutions
Intereum
i:Space Furniture, Inc.
Office Max/Office Depot
Prevolv, Inc.
Viking Office Supply

U42.201 Furniture  
Haldeman Homme, Inc.
(View Agreement)
U155.23 Furniture - Lab  
Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis - University Area (Opens Oct. 12, 2016)
(View Agreement)
U46.22 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Haworth
(View Agreement)

Fluid Interiors
Norby's Work Perks

U42.107 Furniture    
Herman Miller
(View Agreement)

Intereum
Brown & Saenger
Interoffice
Northern Business Products

U42.108 Furniture    
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
(View Agreement)
U46.12 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Minneapolis Convention
(View Agreement)
U46.21 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities      
Holiday Inn Express Roseville
(View Agreement)
U46.24 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities      
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth
(View Agreement)
U242.1 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth  
Hollins Group
(View Agreement)
U109K Executive Search Firm Services  
The Home Depot
(View Agreement)
U274 MRO Equipment/Supplies  
The Hon Company
(View Agreement)

BI by Staples
Innovative Office Solutions
Northern Business Products
Prevolv, Inc.
Henricksen Public Sector Group
Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

U42.210 Furniture: Office & Classroom    
Innovative Office Solutions
(View Agreement)
U264.2 Office Supplies
Innovative Office Solutions
(View Agreement)
U264.1 Toner
Integrated DNA Technologies Inc.
(View Agreement)
U11.33 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Integration Architects
(View Agreement)
U256.2 Drupal Consultants  
Issacson Miller
(View Agreement)
U109F Executive Search Firm Services  
Kelly Mitchell Group, Inc
(View Agreement)
U239.3 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation  
Kelly Services
(View Agreement)
U183.1 Temporary Help    
Kelly Services
(View Agreement)
U239.12 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
Kimball Office Inc.
(View Agreement)
U42.200 Office & Classroom Furniture  
KLN Steel Products, a Three Mountain Company
(View Agreement)
U42.102 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Korn Ferry
(View Agreement)
U109B Executive Search Firm Services    
Krueger International, Inc (KI)
(View Agreement)
U42.111 Furniture    
Leeder Furniture, LLC
(View Agreement)
U42.104 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Lenovo
(View Agreement)
U250.4 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Marco Technologies, LLC
(View Agreement)
U141.5 Video Conferencing      
Matheson Gas
(View Agreement)
U271.1 Gas Cylinders & Liquid Nitrogen (Twin Cities Campus)  
McKesson Medical Surgical
(View Agreement)
U263 Medical Supplies  
Metro Travel & Tours
(View Agreement)
U131.7 Travel Agencies Agent Assisted & Online Booking  
MilliporeSigma(formerly Sigma-Aldrich)
(View Agreement)
U11.9 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
MilliporeSigma (formerly Sigma-Aldrich)
(View Agreement)
U177.3 Chemicals  
Modis
(View Agreement)
U239.4 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
MWI Veterinary Supply
(View Agreement)
U254.1 Veterinary Supplies  
National Car Rental
(View Agreement)
U129 Car Rental    
New England BioLabs, Inc.
(View Agreement)
U11.7 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Nikon Instruments, Inc
(View Agreement)
U205.8 Microscopes & Accessories    
North Central Instruments, Inc
(View Agreement)
U205.3 Microscopes & Accessories  
Nous Infosystems
(View Agreement)
U256.3 Drupal Consultants    
Olympus America, Inc
(View Agreement)
U205.20 Microscopes & Accessories    
One 2 One Marketing, Inc
(View Agreement)
U238.1 Uniforms & Apparel
OnAssignment Healthcare Staffing (See Allied Health Group)
U255 Lab and Medical Contingency Staffing    
Origin Eight
(View Agreement)
U256.4 Drupal Consultants
Palantir.net
(View Agreement)
U256.5 Drupal Consultants  
Park 'N Fly
(View Agreement)
U212 Parking, Off-Airport    
Patterson Dental Supply
(View Agreement)
U262 Dental Supplies  
PerkinElmer Health Sciences
(View Agreement)
U11.22 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Pinnaca(formally Video Guidance)
(View Agreement)
U141.4 Video Conferencing  
Praxair Distribution Inc.
(View Agreement)
U265 Liquid Helium    
Praxair Distribution Inc.
(View Agreement)
U271.2 Gas Cylinders & Liquid Nitrogen    
Promega Corporation
(View Agreement)
U11.37 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Provision Media
(View Agreement)
U140.11 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service    
Qiagen, Inc
(View Agreement)
U11.34 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Radisson Hotel - Duluth
(View Agreement)
U242.3 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth  
Radisson Hotel Roseville
(View Agreement)
U46.16 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Rainin Instrument, LLC
(View Agreement)
U176.6 Pipettes & Pipetters  
Rambow
(View Agreement)
U238.9 Uniforms & Apparel  
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
(View Agreement)
U46.1 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Residence Inn Minneapolis Deownton at The Depot
(View Agreement)
U48.2 Lodging; Local Hotels, Extended Stay    
Ricoh/Metro Sales
(View Agreement)
84340 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)  
Roche Molecular Biochemicals
(View Agreement)
U11.2 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
RT London
(View Agreement)
U42.103 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Russell Tobin
(View Agreement)
U183 Temporary Help    
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc.
(View Agreement)
U11.31 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Select Source
(View Agreement)
U256.6 Drupal Consultants    
Shred Right/Document Destruction
(View Agreement)
58761 Shredding & Document Destruction Services  
Smart Delivery Service
(View Agreement)
U246.1 Local Courier Service
Southwest
(View Agreement)
U42.100 Furniture - Residence Hall    
Steelcase, Inc
(View Agreement)

Burgher Office Equipment
Duluth Typewriter
Hannaher's (DBA Gaffaneys of Grand Forks)
General Office Products
Hannaher's
Interstate Office Products
Schmidt Goodman Office Products
Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

U42.106 Furniture  
Stemcell Technologies
(View Agreement)
U267 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera & Diagnostics  
Storbeck Pimentel
(View Agreement)
U109D Executive Search Firm Services    
Street Fleet
(View Agreement)
U246.2 Local Courier Service  
Suddath Relocation Systems
(View Agreement)
U137.5 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods    
Takara Bio USA, Inc (Clontech)
(View Agreement)
U11.25 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Teknion
(View Agreement)

Innovative Office Solutions
iSpace Furniture
Office Max/Office Depot

U42.130 Furniture    
TEKsystems, Inc.
(View Agreement)
U239.11 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
The Inn on Lake Superior
(View Agreement)
U242.4 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth    
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Technologies)
(View Agreement)
U11.4 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Tierney Brothers, Inc
(View Agreement)
U140.12 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service
Toshiba
(View Agreement)
84342 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)    
Towne Place Suites Minneapolis
(View Agreement)
U48.1 Lodging; Local Hotels, Extended Stay    
Trendway
(View Agreement)

Innovative Office Solutions

U42.202 Furniture  
UPS
(View Agreement)
U240.1 Package Delivery & Shipping    
USA Scientific, Inc.
(View Agreement)
U273 Pipette Tips & Laboratory Supplies  
Video Guidance, Inc, see Pinnaca
(View Agreement)
U141.4 Video Conferencing
Viking Electric
(View Agreement)
U252 Electrical Supplies    
VWR
(View Agreement)
U11.8 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera & Diagnostics  
VWR International
(View Agreement)
U177.2 Chemicals  
Wilcox Paper LLC
(View Agreement)
U264.3 Paper  
Witt Kieffer
(View Agreement)
U109G Executive Search Firm Services    
Xerox/Loffler
(View Agreement)
84346 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)