Supplier Agreement Types-University Contracts - Carnegie Mellon University

Supplier Agreement Types

Preferred Suppliers

Suppliers to the university where the university has worked out both the Pricing and the Terms and Conditions.  Preferred suppliers are established though the RFP (Request for Proposal) process implemented by Procurement Services.  An additional scope of work may need to be executed through the UCO, depending on the services to be performed.

Master Services Agreement Suppliers

Suppliers to the university where only the Terms and Conditions have been agreed upon.  Master Services Agreements are generated through the University Contracts Office (UCO) based on requests made for the supplier by more than one department on campus or for repeated requests by one department.  An additional scope of work may need to be executed through the UCO, depending on the services to be performed.

Discount Suppliers

Suppliers to the university that have agreed on pricing but not the terms and conditions.  Procurement Services establishes those relationships.  An agreement executed through the UCO is required if a service is to be performed.

Campus Suppliers

Internal suppliers to the university, such as the Computer Store, Bookstore, Culinart, etc.  No documentation regarding the purchase of goods or services from Campus Suppliers is required to be reviewed by the UCO, except if the buyer is purchasing software.  A Campus Supplier may require some form of agreement between the supplier and department.