I found the same office supply item at a lower price through another office supply vendor. Can I buy it from the other office supply vendor?
No. No purchases from any other office supply contract and/or vendor are allowed. Pricing was negotiated based on OWU’s aggregate spend, not by line item. University Purchasing encourages departments to purchase off the Core Item list whenever possible. Also, Friends Business Sources offers generic brand items as part of this contract. Purchasing encourages departments to contact Friends Business Source for more information regarding the generic brand items and purchase the generic brand whenever possible for further cost savings.