My purchase is under $2500, can I use any vendor I choose?

Kent State has both required and preferred suppliers, as there are certain considerations to vendor selection. Before your purchase, make sure we don't have an established contract through a required commodity. Also, there are special vendor attributes that must be considered before final vendor selection. Factor them in before you chose your vendor. Please note, the total annual spend for the vendor must be under policy regulations; otherwise, it will need to be bid.