Purchasing Department

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3172
Fax: (248) 370-3175

Preferred Vendors

PREFERRED VENDORS / SUPPLIERS

The Purchasing Department has negotiated savings and/or discounts with key suppliers in order to save you money. Below is a growing list of suppliers that are part of our preferred supplier initiatives. Click on the title to review contact information and special ordering instructions, if any.

Benefits of use include:

  • Lower Costs
  • No Bidding Required
  • Increased
    • Customer Service
    • Value-Added Services
    • Performance Levels

You may purchase utilizing current vetted contracts from the following:  

  • State of Michigan using MIDeal Suppliers
  • Educational and Institutional (E&I) Cooperative Services - E&I
  • Omnia Partners (formerly National IPA and US Communities) - Public Sector Contracts
  • Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) - Cooperative Purchasing Contracts
  • Oakland County Contracts

Please contact Purchasing for more information.

Auto Rental/Buses/Limos/Shuttles/Valet Services

NOTE: THESE ARE APPROVED FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES ONLY. PURCHASING REQUIREMENTS STILL APPLY.

  • Auto Rental Avis (Budget of Waterford) Contact: Megan Frump, click the following for instructions
  • Valet Services
    • First Class Valet - Contact:  Angie or Al (248) 740-0900
    • Star Trax Event Productions - Contact:  Geoff Kretchmer @ cell: (248) 505-1627 or email gkretchmer@startrax.com
  • Approved Buses/Limos/ShuttlesThe Bus providers below are able to supply Risk Management required insurance limits, ones that cannot supply the required limits have been removed.
 VENDOR CONTACT EMAIL PHONE NUMBER
 TYPE OF SERVICE
ABC Student Transportation
Brian, Field Trip Coordinator
brian@abcstudenttransportation.com
(313) 835-2700
School Buses Only
AllStar Chauffeured ServicesJason Fritzjason@allstarvip.com(248) 549-8800Sedan, Limo, Vans, Buses
Aristocat Limousine
Nancy Fox
reservations@aristocatlimo.com(586) 574-0700
Limousines
Carey InternationalContact Purchasing for Direct Billing Account #

(301) 624-5013

Fax: (301) 283-8418

Limousines
Metro Cars/Metro Coach(734) 946-5700Car Service
First Student
Marv Phillips
marv.phillips@firstgroup.com(248) 335-4921
School Buses - Local Only
Great Lakes Transportation

(734) 946-4450

Fax: (734) 283-8418

Buses/Limousines
National Trails
Loralora@nationaltrailsbuscharters.com(248) 353-9510
Buses
Catering Companies

Approved Catering Companies with Current Insurance on File

Note: These are approved for insurance purposes only, purchasing requirements still apply.

Vendor NameContact Info
A Catered Affaire517-273-7370
aca@acateredaffaire.com
Catering 2 You586-226-4310
lynnnagorski@yahoo.com
Crank's Services586-247-3800
cindi@crankscatering.com
Kosch Special Events248-608-0690
sales@koschcatering.com
Quality Kosher Catering248-352-7758
info@qualitykosher.com
Randy's Unique Catering 248-738-9088
info@uniquefoodmanagement.net
2 Unique Caterers248-549-5242
A Movable Feast Inc

586-954-2817 jennifer@amovablefeastcatering.com

Computer/Office Equipment
Event Supplies

Preferred Supplier for Event Supplies and Tents (Chairs, Tables, Hi-Tops, Linens, small generators, staging, tents, etc.):

Primary

S & R EVENT RENTAL / ACE CANVAS

Contact Name:  Tonya Franklin

Contact Phone and email:  800-230-7706, 248-655-6020, office@sreventrental.com

Please state that you are calling from Oakland University to receive discounted pricing. 

Secondary

Great Lakes Tent Co.

Contact Name:  Michael Soloman

Contact Phone and email:  586-773-9013, sales@greatlakestent.com

Please state that you are calling from Oakland University to receive discounted pricing.

Staging Only

Production Management One

Contact Name:  Valerie Lee

Contact Phone and email: 734-977-0156, Valerie@pm1pro.com

Home Depot ProXtra Program

The Home Deport ProXtra program is offered to OU through the MIDeal contract, a part of a Pro Loyalty Program.

Rochester Hills Location Store #2727 225 E Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Benefits to using the program:

  • 7% Discount off of total spend
  • $1000 purchases or greater bid within Home Depot for best margin based pricing
  • Procure to Pay using OU pcard
  • Shop online same day pick up in store
  • Shop online for next day delivery, excluding specialized orders
  • Project Management for small construction, plumbing, electrical, painting, etc. projects

Contacts:

James McCoy, Pro Department Supervisor, 248-601-2643 Ext. 462, email ProDS_2727@homedepot.com

Juanita Quartey, Store Manager, Office 248- 601-3316, if can't reach by office phone, call Maria Wing x4422 for cell phone number.

Joseph Wagner, Home Depot Pro Renovation Services Branch Manager, 470-278-4343, email joseph_j_wagner@homedepot.com

If interested in the program and have questions, contact Maria Wing x4422. 

Office/Janitorial Supplies

Effective January 1, 2020, DPC will have a new name - Smart Business Source.  End users should have received an email from DPC regarding the name change.  Username and passwords should remain the same, however, please note the change in the email address for Janis and Pat. 

Please contact Bob Steele or Pat Sprinkle with questions: 

Other email address information: 

  • Order Confirmation - customerservice@smrtbz.com,
  • Invoice information - accounting@smrtbz.com

New account requests: Please send an email requesting an account to purchasing@oakland.edu and include the following information:  Employee name, ship to address, phone number, email address, fund number and Supervisors approval to purchase against the fund number.  Purchasing will forward the information to DPC with approval and a login will be provided.  

  • Nichols Paper & Supply  - For janitorial supply purchases contact Purchasing at purchasing@oakland.edu for account set-up
Promotional Products/Apparel

Three vendors have been selected through the bid process as preferred vendors for the purchase of Promotional Products and Apparel.  All selected vendors are licensed vendors under Communications & Marketing guidelines.  Purchases can be made directly with any of the following vendors using these payment methods:  1) Small Purchase Order: 2) Payment Voucher; 3) PCard.   Purchase Orders can be used but are not necessary when using a preferred vendor. 

  • ATS Printing  (Items and Apparel Products)

The attached spreadsheet lists pricing submitted for selected items.  For items not listed on the spreadsheet, ATS will provide a 17% discount for apparel and products off the current retail catalog pricing as listed on their web site.    ATS Promotional & Apparel Sample Pricing

If you do not find the item you want on the spreadsheet go to: www.atsprinting.com to view their entire   catalog.

Contact Information:  John Turner – Tel. (989) 643-7288, Cell (989) 860-7173, Fax (989) 643-5526, email: jturner@atsprinting.com

  • Acme Promotional  (Promotional Items)

The attached spreadsheet lists pricing submitted for selected items.  For items not listed on the spreadsheet, Acme will provide a 15% to 40% discount off the current retail catalog pricing as listed on their web site.   ACME Promotional Sample Pricing

If you do not find the item you want on the spreadsheet go to: www.acmepromotional.com to view their entire catalog.

Contact information:  Caroline Spencer – Office/Cell (248) 719-3210, email: acmepromotional@gmail.com 
  

  • Mercury Promotions (Apparel)

The attached spreadsheet lists pricing submitted for selected items.  For items not listed on the spreadsheet, Mercury will provide a 25%  to 35% discount off the current retail catalog pricing as listed on their web site.   Mercury Apparel Sample Pricing

If you do not find the item you want on the spreadsheet go to: collegestore.mercuryideas.com to view their entire catalog.

Contact information:  Cindy Lowry – Cell (248) 764-0141, email – lowryc@mercuryfs.com

Alternate contact:  Jon Sloan (248) 936-2505, email – sloanj@mercuryfs.com

  • Bradley Company (Promotional Items)

The attached spreadsheet lists pricing submitted for selected items.  For items not listed on the spreadsheet, Bradley Co. will provide a 20%  to 40% discount off the current retail catalog pricing as listed on their web site. Bradley Promotional Sample Pricing

If you do not find the item you want on the spreadsheet go to: http://www.thebradco.com/ to view their entire catalog.

Contact information:  Marci Schwarz Taran – Phone (248) 538-1909, email – marcit@thebradco.com 

Alternate contact:  Emilly Crank - Phone (248) 538-1909, email - emillyc@thebradco.com

  • E.A. Graphics (Apparel)

The attached spreadsheet lists pricing submitted for selected items.  For items not listed on the spreadsheet, E.A. Graphics will provide a 15%  to 30% discount off the current retail catalog pricing as listed on their web site. E.A. Graphics Promotional Sample Pricing

If you do not find the item you want on the spreadsheet go to: http://www.eagraphics.com/ to view their entire catalog.

Contact information: Richard Artymovich – Phone (586) 726-1400, email –  rich@eagraphics.com

Shredding
American Data Security -- Data destruction/Shredding Services
    • American Data Contact Info:  Barbara Hickner, Colleen Murphy or Ann Quinn -- Phone:  (248) 542-7970; Fax:  (248)542-7050
    • American Data Pricing
    • American Data destroys hard drives at $10.00 per drive.
Temporary Staffing Solutions

Entech Staffing Solutions

Located at 1800 Crooks Rd, Troy MI 48084, has been awarded a Preferred Vendor Agreement to provide Temporary staffing services to include; administrative/clerical staff, service/maintenance staff, custodial staff, information technology (IT) support service for departments on an as-needed basis per the RFP Temporary Staffing Solutions dated April 27, 2020 and the signed agreement with the initial term of 6/1/2020 - 6/30/2022, with an optional three additional one-year periods through 6/30/2025.

Main Staffing Contacts For Oakland University: 

Christine Shea, Recruiting Manager
Phone: (248) 743-1428
Fax: (248) 743-1429
Email: cshea@teamentech.com

Dayna Bertges, Recruiting Manager
Phone: (248) 743-1486
Fax: (248) 7743-1487
Email: dhamameh@teamentech.com

Email all Recruiters at Entech: recruitinggroup@teamentech.com

For Concerns Or Additional Information contact Colleen Myers, Director of Sales and Service
Phone: (248) 743-1466
Fax: (248) 743-1467
Email: cmyers@teamentech.com

Placing Orders with Entech – 3 Options

  1. Email the entire Entech recruiting group at recruitinggroup@teamentech.com
  2. Call Entech’s main line (248) 528-1444 or Christine Shea direct (248) 743-1428
  3. Visit Entech's website and select “Request Staff” under Employers, the recruiting group will be emailed the information input to begin the process.

Please note:
Departments will receive invoices on a weekly basis.  The invoices will include a copy of the approved time card for the individual.  The invoices can be paid directly utilizing the pcard or a payment voucher.  A PO is not required.