What We Do
The Department of Business Services is responsible for the purchasing process throughout Saint Louis University. We work closely with schools and departments to proactively negotiate new contracts that have generated substantial cost savings across the University. We've succeeded in implementing initiatives to achieve cost efficiencies and providing tactical price structures to vendor partners across campus. New initiatives and further cost-reduction opportunities will continue to be examined to effectively address the University's growing needs.
Mandatory use of exclusive vendors is a necessity. Business Services has carefully developed these partnerships to fully leverage buying power, reduce overall costs, monitor service levels, manage vendor relationships and continue consolidating the vendor base to ensure responsiveness and accountability.
Current exclusive business partners for the following products and services are listed below.
|FedEx (Contact Joe Stumpf at firstname.lastname@example.org to create your account)|
|Electronics/Electronic Supplies||Staples or CDW-G|
|Business Stationery||Bender Inc.|
|Coffee and Water Service||
|Medical Laundry/Cleaning||Clean Healthcare Apparel|
|Janitorial and Sanitation Supplies||Veritiv|
|Printers and Toner Cartridges||Xerox and TonerCharge|
Requisitions will need approval and a PO issued prior to ordering or receiving a product or service to ensure the use of appropriate vendors.
For any questions concerning University vendors or exclusive partnerships, refer to the vendor list or contact Ellen Borowiak at email@example.com, Andrew Chism at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Lynn Thompson at email@example.com.