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Joint Purchasing Program

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LVAIC seeks to identify strategic sourcing and procurement opportunities that meet the common needs of our members. LVAIC does not purchase any goods directly on behalf of the members, but rather, works in conjunction with members and suppliers to establish mutually beneficial agreements. Working together, members in the consortium can purchase goods and services collectively as a group to maximize our financial resources and operational efficiencies through effective procurement practices while leveraging our collective volume and expertise.

LVAIC institutions work together to identify or source high value opportunities for joint purchasing through membership in Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) or through LVAIC Preferred Suppliers or Contracted Vendors. By utilizing LVAIC Preferred Suppliers or Contracted Vendors, members are assured of doing business with suppliers that offer competitive pricing, consistent and proven service, and excellent performance.

Vendors with which we have an existing relationship can be found below.

Interested in becoming an LVAIC vendor?

Those interested in becoming an LVAIC vendor must complete this form. Once completed, a member of the LVAIC purchasing group may contact your organization with interest.

Interested in becoming an LVAIC Purchasing Partner?

Those interested in becoming an LVAIC Purchasing Partner should complete this contract and send the executed version to sourcing@lvaic.org.

LVAIC Contracted Vendors & Preferred Suppliers

Travel and Transportation

The Travel Leaders contract offers LVAIC members discounted travel agent services. Pricing and booking services are available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees for personal or business use.

To contact Travel Leaders directly, please contact Brooke Hoxworth at 508-649-8079 or BHoxworth@tlcorporate.com or click here for the Guide.

Contract expiration: 2/28/21

The Enterprise contract offers competitive pricing for rental vehicles nationwide. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees for personal or business use.

A member number is required to access this contract. Contact your institution’s purchasing director for member numbers.

To contact Enterprise directly, please contact Andrew Hatten at 717-315-1620 or Andrew.j.hatten@ehi.com.

Contract expiration: Open

The A-1 contract offers competitive pricing for coaches, limos, sedans, SUVs, passenger vans, and shuttle buses. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees for personal or business use.

To contact A-1 directly, please contact Basil Giletto at 609-919-2035 or bgiletto@a1limo.com.

Contract expiration: 6/30/20

Campus Supplies

The Canteen contract provides beverage and/or snack services to member and associate member institutions.

To contact Canteen directly, contact Eric Murray at 800-254-1975 or eric.murray@compass-usa.com

Contract expiration: 6/30/23

The WB Mason contract provides office supplies as well as discounted pricing for other items and services including furniture, print and promotional materials, and janitorial supplies. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees.

A personal website login is required. Contact your purchasing director for instructions.

To contact WB Mason directly, contact Chris Pattyson at 508-649-8079 or Chris.Pattyson@wbmason.com.

Contract expiration: 12/31/20

The WB Mason contract provides office supplies as well as discounted pricing for other items and services including furniture, print and promotional materials, and janitorial supplies. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees.

A personal website login is required. Contact your purchasing director for instructions.

To contact WB Mason directly, contact Chris Pattyson at 508-649-8079 or Chris.Pattyson@wbmason.com.

Contract expiration: 12/31/20

The Fisher Scientific contract provides a high volume hotlist, discount schedule based on product category, favorable transportation terms, and a growth rebate incentive to each individual member.

To contact Fisher directly, contact Rick Graham at 484-250-9486 or rick.graham@thermofisher.com.

Contract expiration: 4/30/21

The Airgas contract provides competitive pricing for gases as well as discounts off of welding, safety, and specialty gas equipment. This agreement pairs with the E&I agreement and its pricing is available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact Airgas directly, contact Brian Tyndall at 484-705-6684 or brian.tyndall@airgas.com

Contract expiration: 5/31/23

The WB Mason contract provides office supplies as well as discounted pricing for other items and services including furniture, print and promotional materials, and janitorial supplies. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees.

A personal website login is required. Contact your purchasing director for instructions.

To contact WB Mason directly, contact Chris Pattyson at 508-649-8079 or Chris.Pattyson@wbmason.com.

Contract expiration: 12/31/20

The MJ Earl contract provides competitive pricing for kitchen and restroom janitorial supplies, trash bag liners, full service chemical programs, and chemical supplies. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact MJ Earl directly, contact Georgena Evans at 610-375-8455 or georgena@mjearl.com.

Contract expiration: 12/31/20

Technology and Equipment

The CDWG contract provides competitive pricing for electronic equipment, hardware, and software including free ground freight shipping available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact CDWG directly, contact  Melissa Deets at 717-571-8706 or melidee@cdwg.com.

Contract expiration: 7/31/22

The IntegraOne contract provides competitive pricing for network infrastructure and technical services. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact IntegraOne directly, contact Shelby Flakker at 610-597-3803 or sflakker@integra1.net.

Contract expiration: Open

Software

The E2 Campus contract provides all-campus alert and emergency notification services. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact E2 Campus directly, contact Eric Polovich at 800-936-3525 x743 or epolovich@e2campus.com.

Contract expiration: Open

The Level3 contract provides competitive pricing for broadband internet services. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact Level3 directly, contact Ryan Cutting at 717-516-7558 or ryan.cutting@level3.com.

Services

The Curtis Bay contract provides regulated medical waste disposal services. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact Curtis Bay directly, contact Debbie Tisdale at 484-987-2815 or dtisdale@curtisbayenergy.com.

Contract expiration: 6/30/21

The AERC contract provides competitive pricing for the recycling of lamps, ballasts, mercury containing items, batteries, and electronics in small and large quantities. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact: AERC directly, contact Shema Edison at 610-433-4011 x7621 or sedison@aerc.com

Contract expiration: 5/25/20

The Furniture Medic contract provides competitive pricing for the repair/restoration of wood furniture and fixed millwork, such as doors, floors, trim, paneling, handrails, etc., plus upholstery. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions, as well as their employees for business and personal use.

To contact Furniture Medic directly, contact Gina Sutton at 610-625-2330 or ginafmbyabra@ptd.net.

Contract expiration: 3/24/21

Insurance

Members of the LVAIC Health Insurance Consortium participate in a self-funded health insurance trust maximizing cost-savings and plan customization. Member institutions are Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Moravian College, and Muhlenberg College. The HIC Plan Sponsor and Administrator is LVAIC. The Broker and Actuary is Benecon. The Health Insurance Consortium is managed by a board made up of representatives of the four member institutions and is open to accepting new membership.
The Risk Strategies contract provides competitive pricing for group insurance products including long-term disability insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance.

To contact Risk Strategies directly, contact John Cerasani at 312-985-6729 or jcerasani@risk-strategies.com.

Contract expiration: Open

Employee Purchasing Program

As employees of LVAIC’s member institutions, staff and faculty are often extended special pricing by vendors with which their employers do business. As a benefit of our consortium, these benefits are extended across the schools.

In addition to employee pricing provided through our LVAIC Preferred Suppliers and Contracted Vendors, employees of LVAIC member schools may also be eligible for employee pricing provided through other consortia or group purchasing organizations (GPOs) with which their institution has a membership. Employees can contact their purchasing office for additional information on other GPOs with which the institution is a member.

The following LVAIC Preferred Suppliers and Contracted Vendors extend their pricing to member institution employees:


The A-1 contract offers competitive pricing for coaches, limos, sedans, SUVs, passenger vans, and shuttle buses. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees for personal or business use.

To contact A-1 directly, please contact Basil Giletto at 609-919-2035 or bgiletto@a1limo.com.

Contract expiration: 6/30/20

The Enterprise contract offers competitive pricing for rental vehicles nationwide. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees for personal or business use.

A member number is required to access this contract. Contact your institution’s purchasing director for member numbers.

To contact Enterprise directly, please contact Andrew Hatten at 717-315-1620 or Andrew.j.hatten@ehi.com.

Contract expiration: Open

The Travel Leaders contract offers LVAIC members discounted travel agent services. Pricing and booking services are available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees for personal or business use.

To contact Travel Leaders directly, please contact Brooke Hoxworth at 508-649-8079 or BHoxworth@tlcorporate.com or click here for the Guide.

Contract expiration: 2/28/21


The Furniture Medic contract provides competitive pricing for the repair/restoration of wood furniture and fixed millwork, such as doors, floors, trim, paneling, handrails, etc., plus upholstery. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions, as well as their employees for business and personal use.

To contact Furniture Medic directly, contact Gina Sutton at 610-625-2330 or ginafmbyabra@ptd.net.

Contract expiration: 3/24/21


The WB Mason contract provides office supplies as well as discounted pricing for other items and services including furniture, print and promotional materials, and janitorial supplies. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions as well as their employees.

A personal website login is required. Contact your purchasing director for instructions.

To contact WB Mason directly, contact Chris Pattyson at 508-649-8079 or Chris.Pattyson@wbmason.com.

Contract expiration: 12/31/20