Ohio University

Purchasing | Preferred Suppliers

Working with contracted suppliers allows Ohio University to get the best value on their purchases. Many suppliers used at OHIO already have contracts with larger purchasing groups (such as the Inter-University Council of Ohio Purchasing Group) or a contract negotiated through Procurement and Contract Services. 

The table below lists OHIO's preferred suppliers. Users can search the table by:

  • Supplier Name
  • Supplier Type (Supplier types are defined on our Affordability and Efficiency page)
  • Commodity
  • Whether the supplier has a catalog in BobcatBUY
  • Contract Number (if one is available, it should be referenced on your requisition)
  • Contract Expiration Date

Contact information is also available for most suppliers. The plus sign at the beginning of each row can be used to see more information about each supplier.

 

Supplier Name Supplier Type Commodity BobcatBUY Catalog Contract Number Contract Expiration E-mail Phone
Ace Transfer Singular Screen Printing No RFP: OU-111715SLF 11/30/2017 AceTransCo@gmail.com 937.398.1109
Adidas Singular Official Apparel Outfitter and Sponsorship No RFP: OU-101916SLH 6/30/2025 christopher.garcia@adidas-group.com 864.587.3468
Agilent Technologies Cooperative Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No IUC: UN12-033 12/31/2017 orders@IDTDNA.com 319.626.8400
Airgas Mid America Pool Gases, Hazardous Materials, Safety & Security Yes E&I: CNR-01362 9/30/2019 kevin.venoy@airgas.com 304.485.6353
Altour Singular Travel No OHIO Agreement 7/31/2018 margie.hand@altour.com 812.206.5200
Anixter Pool IT Software, Hardware, and Maintenance Yes State: 534455 6/30/2017 oneka.davis@anixter.com 224.521.8357
APG Media of Ohio Singular Newspaper Printing and Distribution No OHIO Agreement 9/30/2017 gchristensen@athensmessenger.com 740.592.6612
Apple State - Competitive IT Software, Hardware, and Maintenance No State: 534455 6/30/2017 bshomock@apple.com 800.919.2775
Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, Inc. Singular Solid Waste and Recycling No RFP: OU-041015LLN 6/30/2018 tball.ahrc.ofc.mngr@gmail.com 740.594.5312
B&B Lawn Care Singular Lawn Care No RFP: OU-01132016TY 11/30/2017 burress81023@yahoo.com 740.646.4474
B&H Photo Video Pool Audio, Visual, and Video Equipment Yes E&I: CNR-01341 7/31/2023 yoelms@bhphotovideo.com 212.239.7500
Belfor Inc. Singular Disaster Recovery Plan No RFP: OU-05292015TY 12/31/2019 tara.cotter@us.belfor.com 614.873.6400
BioTek Instruments Pool Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No OHIO Agreement   charkrabortyb@biotek.com 888.451.5171
Broughton Singular Food Related Products and Services (Milk) No RFP: OU-071514LMG 6/30/2017 cheryl_dewitt@deanfoods.com 800.283.2479
Career Connections Singular Temporary Employment Services No OHIO Agreement   kristin@careerconnections.info 740.594.4941
CDW-G Singular IT Software, Hardware, and Maintenance Yes IUC: UN14-007 11/18/2018 jaregut@cdwg.com 877.459.7978
Chemglass Life Sciences Cooperative Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No IUC: UN12-033 12/31/2017 customer-service@cglifesciences.com 856.696.0014
CIBI (Clara I. Brown Interiors) Pool Furniture Yes State: 800138-3 10/31/2017 clara@cibiinc.com 614.224.9180
Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions Cooperative Shared Data Center No IUC: UN12-048 4/30/2017 camille.judge@cbts.cinbell.com 513.841.5000
Class A Sounds Pool Audio, Visual, and Video Equipment No OHIO Agreement   classasounds@yahoo.com 740.592.4511
Classic Solutions Singular Janitorial / Custodial Supplies Yes RFP: OU-09082015TY 6/30/2018 cmohr@classicsolutionsinc.com 740.351.3307
College Book Store Singular Book Scholarships No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2018 paula@cbsohiou.com 740.594.3505
Collegiate Marketing / Bedloft Singular Furniture No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2019 danille@bedloft.com 217.351.5502
ComDoc Singular Copier equipment No OHIO Agreement 3/31/2019 jgillum@comdoc.com 800.287.7893
Commemorative Brands (Balfour) Singular Alumni Rings No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2018 harold.leverett@balfour.com 512.440.2467
Complete Book & Media Supply, Inc. Singular Books and Media Supplies Yes E&I: CNR-01307 6/30/2021 jessica@completebook.com 800.986.1775
Concur Singular Travel No E&I: CNR-01355 7/31/2019 kevin.owens@concur.com 425.702.8808
Consolidus Singular Promotional Items Yes IUC: UN12-008 5/31/2017 lindsey.pardi@consolidus.com 330.319.7201
Continental Office Furniture Cooperative Furniture No IUC: UN12-018 10/31/2017 rowens@continentaloffice.com 614.384.4453
Contract Source State - Competitive Furniture No State: 800138 10/31/2017 bmandzak@contractsource.com 216.351.7575
Creative Coach (Fun Bus) Singular Travel No OHIO Agreement 5/31/2017 funbus@funbus.com 740.653.4600
Credentials Solutions Singular Online Transcripts No OHIO Agreement 12/31/2021 weber2@credentialssolutions.net 847.716.3030
Cremedia Productions Pool Web Design No OHIO Agreement 4/15/2016 brandon@cremediaproductions.com 330.204.8976
Daigger, Inc. Pool Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies Yes     credit@daigger.com 800.621.7193
Dell Pool IT Software, Hardware, and Maintenance Yes State: 534278 11/19/2020 jim_huffman@dell.com 512.723.0274
Direct Resource, Inc. Pool MRO Products Yes State: 800235 7/31/2017 cs@directresourceinc.com 614.337.0300
Earthwork Media Productions Pool Audio, Visual, and Video Equipment No OHIO Agreement 2/28/2019 info@earthworksaction.org 202.887.1872
Eden Marketing Pool Web Design No OHIO Agreement 4/15/2016 info@edenmarketing.com 740.594.2192
EMD Millipore Pool Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No OHIO Agreement   michael.reiss@emdmillipore.com 800.645.5476
Enterprise Rent-A-Car / National Car Rental Cooperative Travel (Vehicle Rentals) No IUC: UN16-070 10/18/2017 christopher.j.holmes@ehi.com 800.736.8222
Fastenal Pool MRO Products (Plumbing) Yes TCPN: R142101 3/31/2018 cdolbow@fastenal.com 605.870.1177
Fire Engine RED Singular Enrollment Fulfillment Consulting Services No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2018 mike@fire-engine-red.com 866.900.0185
Fisher Scientific Pool Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies Yes IUC: UN12-032 7/31/2017 samantha.jones@thermofisher.com 800.766.7000
GovConnection Pool IT Software, Hardware, and Maintenance Yes State: 534109 11/19/2020 pkelley@govconnection.com 888.294.0268
Greatest Creative Factor Pool Graphic Design No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2016 connie@gcfonline.com 410.467.4672
Greve Chrysler Jeep Dodge State - Competitive Vehicles No State: RS901214 9/30/2017 dave.matarese@grevechrysler.com 866.246.4052
H.T. Hackney Singular Food Related Products and Services No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2019 columbus-accountsreceivable@hthackney.com 614.751.5100
Henry Schein Singular Medical Equipment and Supplies Yes E&I: CNR-01263 4/30/2018 mark.robertson@henryschein.com 614.565.0891
International Education Programs (IEP) Singular Study Abroad Provider No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2019 scott@iepabroad.org 904.412.3215
Insight Public Sector Inc. Cooperative IT Software, Hardware, and Maintenance No IUC: UN13-047 6/30/2018 mstetson@insight.com 614.364.5928
iVideo Technologies Cooperative Audio, Visual, and Video Equipment No IUC: UN14-013 10/31/2017 gnicholson@ivideo.com 614.509.2368
Johnson Controls State - Competitive MRO Products No State: 800427 5/31/2018 csc-online@jci.com 800.482.2778
Ketchum & Walton Company Singular Air Filters No RFP: OU-10042016TY 6/30/2018 apowell@ketchumandwalton.com 614.486.5961
King Business Interiors Cooperative Furniture No IUC: UN15-017 7/31/2018 rrichardson@kbiinc.com 614.430.0020
Krueger International State - Competitive Furniture No State: 800524 10/31/2018 order.entry@KI.com 800.242.2432
Laerdal Medical Corporation Cooperative Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No IUC: UN12-033 12/31/2017 customerservice@laerdal.com 845.297.7770
Lakefront Lines Pool Travel No OHIO Agreement 5/31/2017 tana.clark@coachusa.com 614.476.1113
Life Technologies Corporation Cooperative Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No IUC: UN12-033 12/31/2017 customerservice@lifetech.com 800.955.6288
LOTH Pool Furniture Yes IUC: UN15-017 7/31/2018 mpizzurro@lothinc.com 614.487.4000
Lowe's Cooperative MRO Products No E&I: CNR-01375 6/30/2020 jonathan.s.sprague@lowes.com 740.589.3750
Maguire Associates Singular Strategic Enrollment Management No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2018 lmaguire@maguireassoc.com 978.371.1775
Mare-O-Gold Acres Singular Horseback Riding No OHIO Agreement 12/31/2019 mareogold@hotmail.com 740.797.4782
Medline Cooperative Medical Equipment and Supplies No E&I: CNR-01385 6/30/2020 lenriquez@medline.com 800.633.5463
Mid-American Cleaning Contractors Singular Janitorial / Custodial Services No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2017 bob@macc.net 614.291.7170
MSC Industrial Supply Pool MRO Products Yes State: 800340 1/31/2018 branchday@mscdirect.com 937.274.3750
Nickles Bakery Singular Food Related Products and Services (Bread) No RFP: OU-042315DRM 6/30/2017 customerservice@nicklesbakery.com 330.879.5635
Osburn Associates, Inc. Singular Signage No OHIO Agreement 4/30/2018 sales@osburns.com 740.385.6869
Offenberger & White, Inc. (OffWhite) Pool Web Design No OHIO Agreement 4/15/2016 bill@offwhite.com 740.373.9010
Office Depot / OfficeMax Singular Office Supplies Yes IUC: UN15-060 12/31/2020 alicia.alarie@officedepot.com 800.721.6592
Ologie Pool Graphic Design No OHIO Agreement 3/7/2017 mfreedman@ologie.com 614.221.1107
Partners Riley Pool Graphic Design No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2017 jbulter@partnersriley.com 216.902.7106
Pepsi Singular Food Related Products and Services No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2022 lnoel@gjpepsi.com 740.593.3366
Pool of Interpreters Singular Interpreting Services No RFP: OU-052416MDP 6/30/2018 Varies Varies
Ports Petroleum Company, Inc. State - Competitive Petroleum Products No State: RS903113 6/30/2017 roblay@portspetro.com 330.804.9106
Praxair Distribution, Inc. Cooperative Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No IUC: UN12-033 12/31/2017 erica_jones@praxair.com 614.443.7687
QStart Labs Pool Web Design No OHIO Agreement 4/15/2016 kevin@qstartlabs.com 614.446.1548
Red Tail Design Company (Electronic Vision) Pool Web and Graphic Design No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2017 hello@redtaildesign.com 740.530.3387
Rem Graphics & Signs Singular Signage No OHIO Agreement 3/31/2018 remsigns@remgraphics-signs.com 330.896.0564
Royall & Company (EAB) Singular Enrollment Fulfillment Consulting Services No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2017 cpreston@royall.com 800.899.7227
Sanger & Eby Pool Web Design No OHIO Agreement 4/15/2016 cmartin@sangereby.com 513.784.9046
Schoolhouse Electronics Cooperative Audio, Visual, and Video Equipment No IUC: UN14-013 10/31/2017 kay@schoolhouseelectronics.com 419.358.9000
Sherwin-Williams Cooperative Paint supplies No E&I: CNR-01400 7/31/2021 sw1162@sherwin.com 740.653.4821
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Cooperative Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No IUC: UN12-033 12/31/2017 customer.service@shimadzu.com 410.381.1227
Siemens State - Competitive MRO Products No State: 800165 9/1/2017 carla.mooispaugh@siemens.com 614.846.9540
Sigma-Aldrich Pool Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies Yes OHIO Agreement   cssorders@sial.com 800.325.3010
SimplexGrinnell State - Competitive Fire systems No State: 800318 12/31/2018 robyoung@simplexgrinnell.com 614.602.2000
SoundCom Systems Cooperative Audio, Visual, and Video Equipment No IUC: UN14-003 10/31/2017 jrollins@soundcom.net 614.799.1920
Spectra (Paciolan) Singular Ticketing and Donor Management System No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2022 vanessa_bernal@comcastspectacor.com 949.823.1757
State Electric Pool MRO Products (Electrical) Yes RFP: 10-036RS 6/30/2016 jim.nye@stateelectric.com 304.523.7491
Strategic Impact Pool Graphic Design No RFP: OU-24014CMB 3/7/2018 brad@projectbigfishmedia.com 859.263.0850
Sway the Crowd Singular Video Production No OHIO Agreement 2/28/2019 brian@swaythecrowd.com 216.409.5848
Thompson & Sons, Inc. Singular Food Related Products and Services (Bakery) No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2017 None 740.469.2333
Trane State - Competitive MRO Products (HVAC Equipment) No State: 800295 4/30/2018 jrbetz@trane.com 614.473.3131
Tutor.com Singular Online Student Tutoring System No OHIO Agreement 11/30/2018 jim.barnes@tutor.com 646.619.8214
Ullman Design Pool Graphic Design No OHIO Agreement 3/7/2016 tina@ullmandesign.com 740.373.2400
Up&Up (Merge) Pool Graphic Design No OHIO Agreement 12/31/2017 contact@upandup.agency 864.383.9330
US Foods Singular Janitorial / Custodial Supplies / Compostables No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2017 kevin.montgomery@usfoods.com 513.874.3663
Vance Outdoors State - Competitive Law Enforcement Equipment No State: RS900313 6/30/2017 dvance@vanceoutdoors.com 614.471.2134
Velvet Singular Food Related Products and Services (Ice Cream) No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2018 bgibson@velveticecream.com 740.892.3921
Virgin Pulse Singular Wellworks Health Program No OHIO Agreement 1/31/2019 patrick.donoghue@virginpulse.com 508.776.5025
VWR International Pool Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies Yes IUC: UN12-033 6/30/2018 ian_butters@vwr.com 877.897.6377
VWR International, LLC (Ward's Science) Cooperative Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No IUC: UN12-033 6/30/2018 pluciano@wardsci.com 800.962.2660
W. Nuhsbaum, Inc. Cooperative Scientific Chemicals, Equipment, and Supplies No IUC: UN12-033 12/31/2017 tinapeterson@nuhsbaum.com 815.385.5200
Wasserstrom Singular Food Related Products and Services (Smallwares) No OHIO Agreement 11/30/2017 vickiromanoff@wasserstrom.com 614.893.9012
Welt Branding Pool Graphic Design No OHIO Agreement 3/7/2016 larry@weltbranding.com 513.321.9358
Whelan Security Singular Event Security No OHIO Agreement 6/30/2018 jspoerndle@whelaneventservices.com 651.400.7040
W. W. Grainger, Inc. Pool MRO Products Yes E&I: CNR-01248 1/31/2020 mailto:craig.huth@grainger.com 614.204.5420