Purchase furniture through our New York state contract manufacturers, Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) and through the open market.  

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State Furniture Contract

We recommend that you purchase office and laboratory furniture through the state furniture contract. Manufacturers on this contract provide high quality, light to full commercial grade products. The pricing on the state furniture contract is heavily discounted and is pre-negotiated; therefore, obtaining multiple, competitive quotes is not necessary, regardless of price.

Recommended Suppliers

Rather than buying direct from the manufacturer, there are local distributors available to the university. These dealers can provide state contract pricing on furniture from various manufacturers, as well as providing delivery and installation.

For a list of recommended local furniture suppliers, contact Cathy Hansen.


Varidesk provides adjustable sit-stand desks and accessories. Through the National IPA cooperative contract, UB is eligible to receive a 10% discount on all Varidesk products. In order to receive the discount, email or call 800-207-2587 to obtain a quote.


Contact an Expert

Cathy Hansen

Purchasing and Contract Services

Phone: 716-645-4562