Find Commonly Purchased Goods and Services

Finding a responsible supplier to meet your needs is important. For commonly purchased items, we strive to achieve the best possible combination of service and cost when selecting a supplier, while being in accordance with purchasing regulations and initiatives.

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Contact our purchase agents for help in finding a recommended supplier for other, less commonly-purchased goods and services.  

Commonly Purchased Goods and Services

  • 8/31/21
    UB's centralized Amazon Business accounts are available for use with state, Research Foundation and UB Foundation Procurement Cards.
  • 7/27/21
    When traveling for university business, rental vehicles may be used when it is in the best interest of the university. UB has contracts with agencies from which you can rent a vehicle for both local and nationwide rentals.
  • 8/31/21
    You may purchase copiers or multi-function printers (MFP) through our university preferred suppliers with state contracts.
  • 9/21/21
    UB supports the use of crowdsourcing services as an efficient source for data collection.
  • 8/31/21
    Purchase furniture through our New York state contract manufacturers, Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) and through the open market.  
  • 9/7/21
    Compressed and liquefied gases are routinely used in laboratories and various other operations at UB.
  • 9/17/21
    The university has negotiated rates with several area hotels for official guests of UB, such as faculty candidates or guest speakers.
  • 8/31/21
    Purchase your computers, software, hardware and other IT related supplies and peripherals through recommended suppliers. 
  • 8/31/21
    UB encourages you to buy cleaning and janitorial supplies for your building, office or department from sustainable businesses that provide environmentally preferable products.
  • 8/31/21
    With approval of the appropriate dean, vice president, or their designee, employees may receive a department-owned mobile communication device or allowance to offset the cost of a personally-owned mobile communication device and related services.
  • 8/31/21
    Any use of the University at Buffalo name, logos or marks by all campus departments and student groups for promotional items, novelties, apparel or any reprints of those items must have prior approval from the UB Trademarks and Licensing office.
  • 8/31/21
    Faculty and staff should use our contracted supplier for their digital studio portrait photography needs, to receive best pricing and to ensure that the portraits meet university brand standards.
  • 8/31/21
    Departments may use a Procurement Card to purchase allowable, business-related items from Wegmans.

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