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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Supplier UWide# Category Targeted Businesses Small Business
U Market
PCard
Academic Search (View Contract) U109H Executive Search Firm Services
Action Moving Services / Atlas Van Lines (View Contract) U137.1 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods
Adecco Temporary Services (View Contract) U183 Temporary Help    
Agilent Technologies, Inc (View Contract) U244 Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers and Other Instrumentation and Supplies  
Alexander's Mobility Services (View Contract) U209.5 Moving - Office Lab Equipment & Furniture    
All Furniture (View Contract) U209.8 Moving - Office Lab Equipment & Furniture  
Allied Health Group (View Contract) U255 Medical and Lab Contingency Staffing
Alpha Video (View Contract) U140.2 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service  
AmeriPride Services, Inc (View Contract) U164.1 Laundry - Lab Coats  
Anton Group, LLC (View Contract) U155.19 Laboratory Furniture and Office Seating  
Apple (View Contract) U509.1 Computer Hardware - PCs, Laptops & Servers    
Artopex Inc. (View Contract)
General Office Products
Henricksen, Inc.
Hannahers
Intereum, Inc.
Office Space Design
Schmidt Goodman
U42.200 Furniture    
AVI Systems Inc. (View Contract) U140.9 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service    
Baltix Sustainable Furniture, LLC (View Contract) U155.21 Laboratory Seating  
Berger Transfer & Storage, Inc / Allied Van Lines (View Contract) U137.6 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods  
Bio-Rad Laboratories (View Contract) U11.53 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
BioLegend (View Contract) U11.39 Biological Products
BME Labstore (View Contract) U205.9 Microscopes, Accessories and Service      
The Brill Company (View Contract) U42.210 Furniture: Residence Hall  
Canon/Loffler (View Contract) 84336 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)    
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC (View Contract) U205.7 Microscopes, Accessories and Service    
Carolina Biological Supply Co. (View Contract) U277 Laboratory Supplies  
CDW-G (View Contract) U250.1 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Cell Signaling Technology (View Contract) U11.35 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Christopherson Business Travel (View Contract) U131.5 Travel Agencies Agent Assisted & Online Booking    
Chrom Tech, Inc. (View Contract) U269 Chromatography Consumables
Club Quarters (View Contract) U245.1 Lodging  
The Commons Hotel (View Contract) U46.13 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities
Connection (View Contract) U250.3 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Core BTS, Inc. (View Contract) U141.6 Video Conferencing
Cosney Corporation (View Contract) U155.22 Furniture - Lab  
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown (View Contract) U46.19 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities  
Days Hotel on University (View Contract) U46.2 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
DB Schenker, Inc (View Contract) U225.1 Import / Export    
Dell Marketing, Inc. (View Contract) U250.2 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Delta (View Contract) U266 Air      
Digi-Key (View Contract) U261 Electronic Components  
Diversified Search (View Contract) U109A Executive Search Firm Services  
Document Destruction/Shred Right (View Contract) 58761 Shredding & Document Destruction Services  
Double Tree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area (View Contract)
(opens Feb 2017)
U46.23 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities
Dynamic Recycling (View Contract) U249 Electronics Recycling and Disposal Service
Electric Citizen (View Contract) U256.1 Drupal Consultants    
Enterprise Car Rental (View Contract) U129 Car Rental    
EPA (View Contract) U140.7 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service
Eppendorf North America (View Contract) U268 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics    
Experis US, Inc. (View Contract) U239.10 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation      
Fastenal Company (View Contract) U248 Tools - Industrial Supplies & Equipment  
FedEx (View Contract) U240.2 Package Delivery & Shipping    
First Supply (View Contract) U253.1 Plumbing Supplies      
Fisher Scientific Co LLC (View Contract) U11.0 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Fisher (View Contract) U176.1 Laboratory Supplies, Safety Supplies & Misc. Equipment  
Fisher Scientific (View Contract) U177.1 Chemicals  
Fitger's Inn (View Contract) U242.2 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth    
G & K Services (View Contract) U164.2 Laundry - Lab Coats    
Genesee Scientific U275 Laboratory Supplies
Global Industries, Inc (View Contract) U42.112 Furniture    
Goodin (View Contract) U253 Plumbing Supplies  
GovConnection (See Connection) U250.3 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Grainger Industrial Supplies (View Contract) U237 Industrial - Safety - Tools - Fasteners - Shelving - HVAC - Lighting  
Graybar Electric Company (View Contract) U252.1 Electrical Supplies    
Greenwood Asher (View Contract) U109E Executive Search Firm Services    
Groupe Lacasse (View Contract) U42.201 Furniture  
Haldeman Homme, Inc. (View Contract) U155.23 Furniture - Lab  
Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis - University Area (Opens Oct. 12, 2016) (View Contract) U46.22 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Haworth (View Contract)
Fluid Interiors
Norby's Work Perks
U42.107 Furniture    
Herman Miller (View Contract)
Intereum
Brown & Saenger
Interoffice
Northern Business Products
U42.108 Furniture    
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown (View Contract) U46.12 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Minneapolis Convention (View Contract) U46.21 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities      
Holiday Inn Express Roseville (View Contract) U46.24 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities      
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth (View Contract) U242.1 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth  
Hollins Group (View Contract) U109K Executive Search Firm Services  
The Home Depot (View Contract) U274 MRO Equipment/Supplies  
The Hon Company (View Contract) U42.210 Furniture: Office & Classroom    
Innovative Office Solutions (View Contract) U264.2 Office Supplies
Innovative Office Solutions (View Contract) U264.1 Toner
Integrated DNA Technologies Inc. (View Contract) U11.33 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Integration Architects (View Contract) U256.2 Drupal Consultants  
Issacson Miller (View Contract) U109F Executive Search Firm Services  
Kelly Mitchell Group, Inc (View Contract) U239.3 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation  
Kelly Services (View Contract) U183.1 Temporary Help    
Kelly Services (View Contract) U239.12 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
Kimball Office Inc. (View Contract) U42.200 Office & Classroom Furniture  
KLN Steel Products, a Three Mountain Company (View Contract) U42.102 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Korn Ferry (View Contract) U109B Executive Search Firm Services    
Krueger International, Inc (KI) (View Contract) U42.111 Furniture    
Leeder Furniture, LLC (View Contract) U42.104 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Lenovo (View Contract) U250.4 Computer Hardware/Software & Peripherals  
Marco Technologies, LLC (View Contract) U141.5 Video Conferencing      
Matheson Gas (View Contract) U271.1 Gas Cylinders & Liquid Nitrogen (Twin Cities Campus)  
McKesson Medical Surgical (View Contract) U263 Medical Supplies  
Metro Travel & Tours (View Contract) U131.7 Travel Agencies Agent Assisted & Online Booking  
MilliporeSigma(formerly Sigma-Aldrich) (View Contract) U11.9 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
MilliporeSigma (formerly Sigma-Aldrich) (View Contract) U177.3 Chemicals  
Minnesota Coaches, Inc (View Contract) U136.2 Buses - Charter    
Modis (View Contract) U239.4 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
MWI Veterinary Supply (View Contract) U254.1 Veterinary Supplies  
National Car Rental (View Contract) U129 Car Rental    
New England BioLabs, Inc. (View Contract) U11.7 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Nikon Instruments, Inc (View Contract) U205.8 Microscopes & Accessories    
North Central Instruments, Inc (View Contract) U205.3 Microscopes & Accessories  
Nous Infosystems (View Contract) U256.3 Drupal Consultants    
Olympus America, Inc (View Contract) U205.20 Microscopes & Accessories    
One 2 One Marketing, Inc (View Contract) U238.1 Uniforms & Apparel
OnAssignment Healthcare Staffing (See Allied Health Group) U255 Lab and Medical Contingency Staffing    
Origin Eight (View Contract) U256.4 Drupal Consultants
Palantir.net (View Contract) U256.5 Drupal Consultants  
Park 'N Fly (View Contract) U212 Parking, Off-Airport    
Patterson Dental Supply (View Contract) U262 Dental Supplies  
PerkinElmer Health Sciences (View Contract) U11.22 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Pinnaca(formally Video Guidance) (View Contract) U141.4 Video Conferencing  
Praxair Distribution Inc. (View Contract) U265 Liquid Helium    
Praxair Distribution Inc. (View Contract) U271.2 Gas Cylinders & Liquid Nitrogen    
Promega Corporation (View Contract) U11.37 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Provision Media (View Contract) U140.11 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service    
Qiagen, Inc (View Contract) U11.34 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Radisson Hotel - Duluth (View Contract) U242.3 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth  
Radisson Hotel Roseville (View Contract) U46.16 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Rainin Instrument, LLC (View Contract) U176.6 Pipettes & Pipetters  
Rambow (View Contract) U238.9 Uniforms & Apparel  
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot (View Contract) U46.1 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities    
Residence Inn Minneapolis Deownton at The Depot (View Contract) U48.2 Lodging; Local Hotels, Extended Stay    
Ricoh/Metro Sales (View Contract) 84340 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)  
Roche Molecular Biochemicals (View Contract) U11.2 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
RT London (View Contract) U42.103 Furniture - Residence Hall  
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc. (View Contract) U11.31 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Select Source (View Contract) U256.6 Drupal Consultants    
Shred Right/Document Destruction (View Contract) 58761 Shredding & Document Destruction Services  
Smart Delivery Service (View Contract) U246.1 Local Courier Service
Southwest Contract (View Contract) U42.100 Furniture - Residence Hall    
Steelcase, Inc (View Contract)
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 Contract) U267 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera & Diagnostics  
Storbeck Pimentel (View Contract) U109D Executive Search Firm Services    
Street Fleet (View Contract) U246.2 Local Courier Service  
Suddath Relocation Systems (View Contract) U137.5 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods    
Takara Bio USA, Inc (Clontech) (View Contract) U11.25 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Teknion (View Contract) U42.130 Furniture    
TEKsystems, Inc. (View Contract) U239.11 Information Technology Services - Staff Augmentation    
The Inn on Lake Superior (View Contract) U242.4 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth    
Thermo Electron North America, LLC (View Contract) U125.6 Spectrophotometers    
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Technologies) (View Contract) U11.4 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Tierney Brothers, Inc (View Contract) U140.12 Audio Visual Equipment, Supplies & Service
Toshiba (View Contract) 84342 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)    
Towne Place Suites Minneapolis (View Contract) U48.1 Lodging; Local Hotels, Extended Stay    
Trendway (View Contract) U42.202 Furniture  
UPS (View Contract) U240.1 Package Delivery & Shipping    
USA Scientific, Inc. (View Contract) U273 Pipette Tips & Laboratory Supplies  
Video Guidance, Inc, see Pinnaca (View Contract) U141.4 Video Conferencing
Viking Electric (View Contract) U252 Electrical Supplies    
VWR (View Contract) U11.8 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera & Diagnostics  
VWR International (View Contract) U177.2 Chemicals  
Waters (View Contract) U124.10 Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers and other Instrumentation and Supplies    
Wilcox Paper LLC (View Contract) U264.3 Paper  
Witt Kieffer (View Contract) U109G Executive Search Firm Services    
Xerox (View Contract) 84346 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)