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) or via a U Market order (if the supplier is in U Market).

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 U Market PCard
Aastra USA, Inc. (Now Mitel) U222.2 Networking and Telecommunication Supplies
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  
Affymetrix (eBioScience) U11.43 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
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& Video  
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  
Baltix Sustainable Furniture, LLC U155.21 Laboratory Seating  
Berger Transfer & Storage, Inc / Allied Van Lines U137.6 Moving, Relocation - Household Goods  
Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites U46.11 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities  
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
Chrom Tech, Inc. U269 Chromatography Consumables
Club Quarters U245.1 Lodging  
The Commons Hotel U46.13 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities
CompView U140.5 Audio Visual & Video  
Core BTS, Inc. U141.6 Audio Visual & Video
Cosney Corporation U155.22 Furniture - Lab  
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown U46.19 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities  
D.F. Countryman Co U222.3 Networking and Telecommunication Supplies  
Dauphin North America U42.133  
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    
Direct Travel U131.4 Travel Agencies Agent Assisted & Online Booking  
Diversified Search U109A Executive Search Firm Services  
Document Destruction/Shred Right 58761 Shredding & Document Destruction Services  
Dynamic Recycling U249 Electronics Recycling and Disposal Service
Electric Citizen U256.1 Drupal Consultants  
Electronic Design Company U140.8 Audio Visual & Video  
Enterprise Car Rental U129 Car Rental  
EPA U140.7 Audio Visual & Video
Eppendorf North America U268 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics  
Experis US, Inc. U239.10 Informational Technology Servcies - 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  
Global Industries, Inc U42.112 Furniture  
GoldCom, Inc U222.4 Networking and Telecommunication Supplies  
Goodin U253 Plumbing Supplies  
GovConnection 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 U222.1 Networking and Telecommunication Supplies
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  
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 & Suites Duluth U242.1 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth  
Hollins Group U109K Executive Search Firm Services  
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 Informational Technology Servcies - 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 Audio Visual & Video      
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  
Mitel U222.2 Networking and Telecommunication Supplies  
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 Audio Visual & Video  
Praxair Distribution Inc. U265 Liquid Helium  
Praxair Distribution Inc. U271.2 Gas Cylinders & Liquid Nitrogen  
Promega Corporation U11.37 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Qiagen, Inc Inc U11.34 Laboratory Biological Media, Sera, & Diagnostics
Radisson Hotel - Duluth U242.3 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth  
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 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 Hotel Minneapolis - Autograph Collection U46.15 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities  
The Inn on Lake Superior U242.4 Lodging - Local Hotels, Duluth  
The Westin Minneapolis U46.17 Lodging - Local Hotels, Twin Cities  
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 & Video
Toshiba 84342 Copiers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)  
Towne Place Suites Minneapolis U48.1 Local Hotels, Extended Stay  
Travel Leaders U131.6 Travel Agengies Agent Assisted & Online Booking  
Trendway U42.202 Furniture  
UPS U240.1 Package Delivery & Shipping  
Video Guidance, Inc, see Pinnaca U141.4 Audio Visual & Video
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)