Where Should I Purchase My Goods and Services?

Where Should I Purchase My Goods and Services?

As a state institution, USA is subject to the requirements of the State of Alabama Competitive Bid Law. Section 41-16-20 of the Alabama Competitive Bid Law requires that, with the exception of contracts for public works whose competitive bidding requirements are governed exclusively by Title 39, all contracts of whatever nature for labor, services, work, or for the purchase or lease of materials, equipment, supplies, or other personal property, involving fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or more,  made by or on behalf of any state entity, board, bureau, commission, committee, institution, corporation, authority, or office shall, except as otherwise provided within this article, be let by free and open competitive bidding, on sealed bids, to the lowest responsible bidder. USA requires bidding for all purchases of $15,000 or more.

Below is a list of commonly purchased goods and services, and their corresponding approved and/or mandatory sources. Click on the commodity you need to

Note:  If the goods or service you require are not listed below, please visit the USA Recurring Contract List http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/purchasingdepartment/recurringbidfile1.html or the USA Approved Cooperative Purchasing Contract List http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/purchasingdepartment/cooperativepurch.html to locate a suitable contact. If a suitable, active contract does not exist, a bid must be processed through the USA Purchasing Department. Please forward all bid requests electronically to Robert Brown, USA Purchasing Agent at rbrown@southalabama.edu

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Office Supplies
Staples
Office: 251.476.7100
Fax: 251.476.7755
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Computers and Electronics
CDWG
Contact: Sean Queeney
Phone: 877.898.8452
Fax: 312.705.7985
seanque@cdwg.com
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Furniture
Business Interiors
309 Congress St.
Mobile, AL 36603
(251) 343-6778
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OEC Office Furniture
104 East Interstate 65 Service Rd N
Mobile, AL 36607
(251) 471-3368
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McAleer's Office Furniture
3305 Springhill Ave
Mobile AL 36607
Phone: (251) 476-8555
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Staples (In Store Purchase Not Allowed)
6020 Enterprise Dr
Pensacola, FL 32505
Tel: 850.434.5588
Fax: 850.434.0089
lane@gcop.com
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Scientific and Laboratory Equipment and Supplies
Fisher Scientific
Contact: Ms. Jennifer Ervin
56 Fearnway Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Phone: (800) 766-7000
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VWR
Contact: Alie Mallet, Ph. D
Phone: (205) 535-9096
alie.mallet@vwr.com
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iPads
Verizon Wireless
Contact: Paul Flood
Phone: (251) 753-3266
Paul.Flood@verizonwireless.com
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USA Bookstore
(251) 460-7012
http://usabooks.collegestoreonline.com/

Document Shredding Services
Gilmore Services
State Contract: 4012826
Contact: TBA
Phone: (850)434.1054
Vehicle Rental
Enterprise
Contact: Jennifer Flanigan
Phone: 251.583.1974
Email: Jennifer.l.flanigan@ehi.com
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Golf Carts, Parts and Accessories
Cart Dr. LLC
Contact: Rick Kehr
Phone: (251) 287-2547
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Golf Cart Rental
Cart Dr. LLC
Contact: Rick Kehr
Phone: (251) 287-2547
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Building and Maintenance Supplies
Lowes
7760 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608
Phone: (251) 633-7797
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Equipment Rental
Blue Rents
Contact: Whitney Jordan
Phone: (251) 479-8502
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Photographic Equipment and Supplies
B&H Photo Video & Pro Audio
Contact: Josh Auman
yauman@bhphoto.com
420 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 858 - 5517
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Printing Services
USA Publications Services
(251) 380-2828
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Copy Paper
Staples
Office: 251.476.7100
Fax: 251.476.7755
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Strickland Paper Co.
T: (251) 479-3000
F: (251) 473-1738