LVAIC Purchasing Partners:

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.

Albright College
Alvernia University
Delaware Valley University
Neumann University
Reading Area Community College

Impact Cost Savings on Campus

In this time of economic uncertainty, finding ways to save money is essential. These savings can be directed back into programs, necessary supplies, and most importantly, payroll. Here are ways you can directly impact cost savings at your institution.

LVAIC is here to help you with any of these options. Contact us for more information.

Become an LVAIC Vendor

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

Become an LVAIC Purchasing Partner

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

LVAIC Contracted Vendors & Preferred Suppliers

Travel and Transportation

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: 1/31/2025

Campus Supplies

Amazon Business is an online marketplace designed to meet the purchasing needs of the LVAIC institutions, providing a wide selection of products and quick delivery.

Employees of the LVAIC institutions should contact their campus purchasing director. If your campus is interested in joining the LVAIC contract, please contact us for additional information.

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: 12/31/2023

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: ongoing

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: 12/31/2023

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: in progress

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: in progress

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: 12/31/2023

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: in progress

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: 8/1/2027

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

Brightly is a division of Dude Solutions, dedicated to providing software solutions and services for managing operations and maintenance on our LVAIC campuses.

Employees of the LVAIC institutions should contact their campus facilities director. If your campus is interested in joining the LVAIC contract, please contact us.

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research organizations, and governmental agencies, as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners.

Employees of the LVAIC institutions should contact their campus IRB director.

DocuSign is an e-signature and digital transaction management platform that enables secure, efficient, and legally binding electronic signatures.

Employees of the LVAIC institutions should contact their information technology department. If your campus is interested in joining the LVAIC contract, please email contact us.

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, please call 800-936-3525 or contact Nathan Gavacs ngavacs@omnilert.com

Contract expiration: Open

Services

The AERC/Clean Earth 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: 1/13/2024

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: in progress

The Sharps Medical Waste Services contract provides regulated medical waste disposal services. Pricing is available to member and associate member institutions.

To contact Sharps Medical Waste Services Team directly at 1-800-772-5657, or email pickup@sharpsinc.com

For billing and invoice support, please call 1-800-772-5657 or email ar@sharpsinc.com 

Contract expiration: 6/30/2024

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 University, and Muhlenberg College. The HIC Plan Sponsor and Administrator is LVAIC. The Broker and Actuary is USI. 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

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