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

 
Computers and Electronics
CDWG
Contact: Sean Queeney
Phone: (877) 898-8452
Fax: (312) 705-7985
seanque@cdwg.com
Furniture
NOTE: All Furniture Requisitions must be made payable to the Manufacturer, unless otherwise instructed by the dealer.
Requisitions must include the quote number, contract number, and assisting dealer information.
Business Interiors
309 Congress St.
Mobile, AL 36603
(251) 343-6778
OEC Office Furniture
104 East Interstate 65 Service Rd N
Mobile, AL 36607
(251) 471-3368
McAleer's Office Furniture
3305 Springhill Ave
Mobile AL 36607
Phone: (251) 476-8555
Staples (In Store Purchase Not Allowed)
6020 Enterprise Dr
Pensacola, FL 32505
Tel: (850) 434-5588
Fax: (850) 434-0089
mark.kolakoski@staples.com
Scientific and Laboratory Equipment and Supplies
Contact: Alie Mallet, Ph. D
Phone: (205) 535-9096
alie.mallet@vwr.com
iPads
Verizon Wireless
Contact: Paul Flood
Phone: (251) 753-3266
Paul.Flood@verizonwireless.com
CDWG (Wifi only version)
Contact: Sean Queeney
Phone: (877) 898-8452
Fax: (312) 705-7985
seanque@cdwg.com

Document Shredding Services
Gilmore Services
State Contract: 4012826
Contact: TBA
Phone: (850) 434-1055
Vehicle Rental
Enterprise
Contact: Mr. Leonard Coughlin
Phone: (850) 625-5856
Email: Jennifer.l.flanigan@ehi.com
Golf Carts, Parts and Accessories
Cart Dr. LLC
Contact: Rick Kehr
Phone: (251) 287-2547 
Golf Cart Rental
Cart Dr. LLC
Contact: Rick Kehr
Phone: (251) 287-2547
Building and Maintenance Supplies
Lowes
7760 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608
Phone: (251) 633-7797
Event Equipment Rental
Blue Rents
Phone: (251) 479-8502
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
Copy Paper
Staples
Office: (251) 476-7100
Fax: (251) 476-7755
Strickland Paper Co.
T: (251) 479-3000
F: (251) 473-1738
Automotive Repairs and Maintenance
All University issued vehicles must first be taken to the Transportation Department for initial inspection and service. The Transportation Department will advise you if an additional action plan is necessary.
Transportation Department
P: (251) 460-7735