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Mandatory Contracts and Preferred Contracts

Mandatory Contracts

  • Dell – Desktop and Laptop PCs
  • Enterprise Leasing Company of Kansas - Vehicle Rental Agreement (Includes Liability/Collision Coverage for vehicles rented for business)​
  • Fisher Scientific – Lab Supplies
  • KU Bookstore (Apple Products & Books)
  • Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. – Industrial Gases (Consortium) 
  • ProShred – Shredding and Miscellaneous Paper Handling Services
  • SHI - Software (for non-Microsoft products, exceptions may apply)
  • Linage - Mailing Services​
  • Staples – Office Related Products
  • Printing Solutions of Kansas - University Stationery
  • State Use items » (when using State Funds)

Preferred Contracts

  • Agilent Technologies – Scientific Supplies & Equipment
  • Alfa Aesar – Chemicals for research
  • Armstrong, ISC Surfaces, Tandus Centiva – Carpet
  • BA Designs, Contract Furnishings, John A. Marshall Co., KI, Krueger International, Inc., Encompass, Scott Rice Office Works, Staples Office Solutions – Furniture (Office Systems, Task/Guest Seating, Case Goods, Filing and Storage)​
  • BA Designs, Contract Furnishings, Scott Rice Office Works, Spaces, Staples Office Solutions – Furniture (Lounge, Library, Dining)
  • TEAM Office (Teknion Only)
  • Bio-Rad – Scientific Supplies & Equipment (proprietary)
  • CDW-G – IT Supplies/Microsoft Surface Products
  • – Books, Media, Services, and Subscriptions
  • KU Bookstore - Books
  • Grainger – MRO Supplies/Janitorial Supplies
  • Interface, Mohawk, Shaw – Resilient Flooring
  • MIDSCI – Scientific Supplies & Equipment
  • Qiagen – Scientific Supplies & Equipment
  • Stanion Electric – Electrical Hardware (FS Only)
  • SumnerOne - Multi-Function Devices (MFD)


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