Kind of. Some contracts are state-mandated through the IUC-PG; we may not be able to consider new suppliers in those commodities until available. Additionally, if spend with one vendor exceeds policy limitations, Procurement must post its commodity-driven good or service for public bid. Any vendor may respond and will be given equal opportunity. However, we welcome feedback and offerings toward strategic supplier considerations on all commodities.
Preferred Vendor Contracts FAQ
The use of preferred supplier agreements is a State of Ohio initiative aimed at efficiencies and cost savings. Kent State University supports this initiative. We acknowledge that not all purchases will fit within the framework of designated preferred suppliers we have initially established and encourage you to continue to feed information our way. By working together we will strengthen the buying power of the university. Be sure to watch our webinar on the Procurement Policy Update to learn about the purchasing process and important policy changes.
Below is a list of common questions, with responses: