.01 Penn State has set up purchasing contracts with many area vendors. These vendors offer a quality product, a high level of support service, product warranties, and have a proven history as a valued supplier. Our vendor contracts allow materials to be purchased at reduced costs. The University requires the Professional specify only FF&E materials offered through these purchasing contracts. The Professional may request in writing any exceptions to the above requirements. These exceptions must be submitted to the Project Manager, and will be reviewed by OPP and Penn State Purchasing Services.
.02 In addition Professionals are encouraged when practical to specify other materials offered by the Penn State purchasing contracts. Contractor's desiring to use Penn State's pricing should reference the Penn State project number or Purchase Order number on orders. See Penn State's Vendor Contracts web site for companies currently under contract with Penn State. Please contact the purchasing agent listed for the category of materials, if unsure how to use the contract number, and to confirm availability of the contract.