Purchasing Cooperatives

To help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for the University, Procurement Services has made the following purchasing portals available to faculty and staff. Suppliers offering these contracts have been properly vetted, which can streamline the RFP process (when required). For orders totaling less than $5,000, please use your GVSU issued purchasing card. For larger orders exceeding $5,000, a requisition should be submitted in Banner Admin pursuant to the Purchasing Policy. Please reach out to Procurement for assistance with sourcing larger orders to ensure the best pricing solution is identified. 

Purchasing Cooperatives

Cooperative purchasing is procurement conducted by, or on behalf of, one or more public entities for use by public entities. In other words, buyers and sellers capture efficiency and saving by connecting through purchasing cooperatives. The RFP/bidding process is conducted by another institution in accordance with federal and state regulations, making the resulting contract available to all public entities enrolled in the purchasing consortium. 

Source: Sourcewell Decider Guide

Cooperative purchasing streamlines the purchasing process by offering pre-solicited contracts for use by public entities. These suppliers have been properly vetted, saving you and the Procurement team time in the RFP process. Cooperative purchasing solutions promote speedier contract creation and product delivery.

You can browse the different contracts available through our purchasing consortiums: E&I Cooperative Services, HPS, OMNIA Partners and Sourcewell to find what you're looking for. Contact our representatives for information on how to order through one of these contracts (the process may be different depending on supplier). Procurement Services is here to help, so please reach out with any questions. 

Allegra Marketing

Required supplier for GVSU Business Cards

Phone(616) 248-4110
Address3983 Linden Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Website: https://allegragr.com/ 

All GVSU business cards must be ordered using Allegra's My Order Desk

Amazon Business

Enterprise Prime membership for all users. Business account is required when shopping on Amazon.

This account is solely for University-related purchases, personal purchases on this platform are strictly prohibited.

Amazon Business can only be accessed through Workday.

E&I Cooperative Services

Broad portfolio of competitively solicited contracts with industry-leading suppliers.

GVSU's dedicated E&I representative is available to answer any questions you may have:

Nancy Murray
Sourcing Consultant
[email protected]

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Supplier Diversity at E&I



Contracts for essentially every type of product—from copier paper to food to equipment to cleaning supplies and everything in between and beyond.

HPS Member: #2838

Kathy Delamater
Member Resource Representative
Ph 800-632-4572
[email protected]

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Innovative Communications Inc / Epson

Preferred supplier of Epson equipment

Phone: 989-754-5040
Address: 1239 76th ST SW Suite C Byron Center, MI 49315
Website: https://www.iciav.com/

GVSU Faculty & Staff are encouraged to order projectors, bulbs and accessories from Innovative Communications. GVSU receives deep discounts on Epson products. 

Pricing & Ordering Instructions

ODP Business Solutions

Grand Valley State University has partnered with ODP Business Solutions / Office Depot for all of your office supply needs at great prices and fast, convenient shipping. Faculty and Staff are encouraged to order all ink and toner supplies through ODP Business Solutions in order to ensure that products ordered are genuine and brand new. 

ODP can be accessed through Workday.

OMNIA Partners

OMNIA Partners

OMNIA Partners provides an extensive portfolio of contracts for use by Higher Education institutions.

Participating Agency Number: 170082

Matt Fallin
Regional Manager, Higher Education - Midwest
615-431-8197 Office
[email protected]

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Sourcewell provides a large portfolio of contracts for use by Higher Education institutions. 

ID# 106115

Abby Meinke
[email protected]

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Page last modified December 27, 2023