University-Wide Contracts

University-Wide contracts are special pricing agreements made with suppliers for goods and services. University Departments may order against these contracts 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 Contracts are set up in a variety of ways. Some contracts 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 contract 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 Contract 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.

Contract Listings

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Vendor UWide# Category Targeted Businesses Small Business
U Market
PCard
Academic Search U109H Executive Search Firm Services
Action Moving Services / Atlas Van Lines U137.1 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods
Adecco Temporary Services U183 Temporary Help    
Agilent Technologies, Inc U244 Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers and Other Instrumentation and Supplies  
Alexander's Mobility Services U209.5 Moving - Office Lab Equipment & Furniture    
All Furniture U209.8 Moving - Office Lab Equipment & Furniture  
Allied Health Group U255 Medical and Lab Contingency Staffing
Alpha Video U140.2 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service  
AmeriPride Services, Inc U164.1 Laundry - Lab Coats  
Anton Group, LLC U155.19 Laboratory Furniture and Office Seating  
Apple U509.1 Computer Hardware - PCs, Laptops & Servers    
Artopex Inc.
General Office Products
Henricksen, Inc.
Hannahers
Intereum, Inc.
Office Space Design
Schmidt Goodman
U42.200 Furniture    
AVI Systems Inc. U140.9 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service    
Baltix Sustainable Furniture, LLC U155.21 Laboratory Seating  
Berger Transfer & Storage, Inc / Allied Van Lines U137.6 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods  
Bio-Rad Laboratories U11.53 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
BioLegend U11.39 Biological Products
The Brill Company U42.210 Furniture: Residence Hall  
Canon/Loffler 84336 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)    
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC U205.7 Microscopes & Accessories    
CDW-G U250.1 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Cell Signaling Technology U11.35 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Christopherson Business Travel U131.5 Travel Agencies Agent Assisted & Online Booking    
Chrom Tech, Inc. U269 Chromatography Consumables
Club Quarters U245.1 Lodging  
The Commons Hotel U46.13 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities
Connection U250.3 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Core BTS, Inc. U141.6 Video Conferencing
Cosney Corporation U155.22 Furniture - Lab  
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown U46.19 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities  
Days Hotel on University U46.2 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
DB Schenker, Inc U225.1 Import / Export    
Dell Marketing, Inc. U250.2 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Delta U266 Air      
Digi-Key U261 Electronic Components  
Diversified Search U109A Executive Search Firm Services  
Document Destruction/Shred Right 58761 Shredding & Document Destruction Services  
Double Tree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area
(opens Feb 2017)
U46.23 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities
Dynamic Recycling U249 Electronics Recycling and Disposal Service
Electric Citizen U256.1 Drupal Consultants    
Enterprise Car Rental U129 Car Rental    
EPA U140.7 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service
Eppendorf North America U268 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics    
Experis US, Inc. U239.10 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation      
Fastenal Company U248 Tools - Industrial Supplies & Equipment  
FedEx U240.2 Package Delivery & Shipping    
First Supply U253.1 Plumbing Supplies      
Fisher Scientific Co LLC U11.0 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Fisher U176.1 Laboratory Supplies, Safety Supplies & Misc. Equipment  
Fisher Scientific U177.1 Chemicals  
Fitger's Inn U242.2 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth    
G & K Services U164.2 Laundry - Lab Coats    
Genesee Scientific U275 Laboratory Supplies
Global Industries, Inc U42.112 Furniture    
Goodin U253 Plumbing Supplies  
GovConnection (See Connection) U250.3 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Graebel Van Lines U137.4 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods    
Grainger Industrial Supplies U237 Industrial - Safety - Tools - Fasteners - Shelving - HVAC - Lighting  
Graybar Electric Company U252.1 Electrical Supplies    
Greenwood Asher U109E Executive Search Firm Services    
Groupe Lacasse U42.201 Furniture  
Haldeman Homme, Inc. U155.23 Furniture - Lab  
Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis - University Area (Opens Oct. 12, 2016) U46.22 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Haworth
Fluid Interiors
Norby's Work Perks
U42.107 Furniture    
Herman Miller
Intereum
Brown & Saenger
Interoffice
Northern Business Products
U42.108 Furniture    
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown U46.12 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Minneapolis Convention U46.21 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities      
Holiday Inn Express Roseville U46.24 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities      
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth U242.1 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth  
Hollins Group U109K Executive Search Firm Services  
The Home Depot U274 MRO Equipment/Supplies  
The Hon Company U42.210 Furniture: Office & Classroom    
Innovative Office Solutions U264.2 Office Supplies
Innovative Office Solutions U264.1 Toner
Integrated DNA Technologies Inc. U11.33 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Integration Architects U256.2 Drupal Consultants  
Issacson Miller U109F Executive Search Firm Services  
Kelly Mitchell Group, Inc U239.3 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation  
Kelly Services U183.1 Temporary Help    
Kelly Services U239.12 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
Kimball Office Inc. U42.200 Office & Classroom Furniture  
KLN Steel Products, a Three Mountain Company U42.102 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Korn Ferry U109B Executive Search Firm Services    
Krueger International, Inc (KI) U42.111 Furniture    
Leeder Furniture, LLC U42.104 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Lenovo U250.4 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Marco Technologies, LLC U141.5 Video Conferencing        
Matheson Gas U271.1 Gas Cylinders & Liquid Nitrogen (Twin Cities Campus)  
McKesson Medical Surgical U263 Medical Supplies  
Metro Travel & Tours U131.7 Travel Agencies Agent Assisted & Online Booking  
Midwest Veterinary Supply, Inc U254.2 Veterinary Supplies  
Minnesota Coaches, Inc U136.2 Buses - Charter    
Modis U239.4 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
MWI Veterinary Supply U254.1 Veterinary Supplies  
National Car Rental U129 Car Rental    
New England BioLabs, Inc. U11.7 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Nikon Instruments, Inc U205.8 Microscopes & Accessories    
North Central Instruments, Inc U205.3 Microscopes & Accessories  
Nous Infosystems U256.3 Drupal Consultants    
Olympus America, Inc U205.20 Microscopes & Accessories    
One 2 One Marketing, Inc U238.1 Uniforms & Apparel
OnAssignment Healthcare Staffing (See Allied Health Group) U255 Lab and Medical Contingency Staffing    
Origin Eight U256.4 Drupal Consultants
Palantir.net U256.5 Drupal Consultants  
Park 'N Fly U212 Parking, Off-Airport    
Patterson Dental Supply U262 Dental Supplies  
PerkinElmer Health Sciences U11.22 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Pinnaca (formally Video Guidance) U141.4 Video Conferencing  
Praxair Distribution Inc. U265 Liquid Helium    
Praxair Distribution Inc. U271.2 Gas Cylinders & Liquid Nitrogen    
Promega Corporation U11.37 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Provision Media U140.11 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service    
Qiagen, Inc Inc U11.34 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Radisson Hotel Roseville U46.16 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Rainin Instrument, LLC U176.6 Pipettes & Pipetters  
Rambow U238.9 Uniforms & Apparel  
Residence Inn at The Depot U48.2 Lodging; Local Hotels, Extended Stay    
Ricoh/Metro Sales 84340 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)  
Roche Molecular Biochemicals U11.2 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
RT London U42.103 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc. U11.31 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Select Source U256.6 Drupal Consultants    
Shred Right/Document Destruction 58761 Shredding & Document Destruction Services  
Sigma Aldrich, Inc U11.9 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Sigma Aldrich, Inc U177.3 Chemicals  
Smart Delivery Service U246.1 Local Courier Service
Southwest Contract U42.100 Furniture - Residence Hall    
Steelcase, Inc
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 U267 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera & Diagnostics  
Storbeck Pimentel U109D Executive Search Firm Services    
Street Fleet U246.2 Local Courier Service  
Suddath Relocation Systems U137.5 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods    
Takara Bio USA, Inc (Clontech) U11.25 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Teknion U42.130 Furniture    
TEKsystems, Inc. U239.11 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel U46.1 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
The Inn on Lake Superior U242.4 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth    
Thermo Electron North America, LLC U125.6 Spectrophotometers    
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Technologies) U11.4 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Tierney Brothers, Inc U140.12 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service
Toshiba 84342 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)    
Towne Place Suites Minneapolis U48.1 Lodging; Local Hotels, Extended Stay    
Trendway U42.202 Furniture  
UPS U240.1 Package Delivery & Shipping    
USA Scientific, Inc. U273 Pipette Tips & Laboratory Supplies  
Video Guidance, Inc, see Pinnaca U141.4 Video Conferencing
Viking Electric U252 Electrical Supplies    
VWR U11.8 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera & Diagnostics  
VWR International U177.2 Chemicals  
Waters U124.10 Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers and other Instrumentation and Supplies    
Wilcox Paper LLC U264.3 Paper  
Witt Kieffer U109G Executive Search Firm Services    
Xerox 84346 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)