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University of Pittsburgh & Grainger - New Contract Announcement

2010

The University of Pittsburgh Supplier Management Department, in conjunction with the Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing Group (E&I), is pleased to announce a new competitively awarded contract with Grainger, a University Contracted Supplier, that includes additional and significant cost savings opportunities for all University participants.

Grainger Contract Highlights

Contract Duration:  February 1, 2010 through January 31, 2015 (with one five-year renewal option)

This agreement replaces the previous E&I Grainger Contract dated April 1, 2005 through January 31, 2010.

Cost Savings Opportunities & Benefits

Core Market Basket with 1000 net priced items representing 94% of purchases made by E&I member institutions under the current contract (100% increase in Market Basket size over the previous contract).

Overall Catalog Discount Freight Program with all items quoted FOB: Destination and "Freight Included" .

GE Lamp Program with net prices held firm from February 1 through January 31 annually.

Advance Ballast Program with net prices held firm from February 1 through January 31 annually.

General Catalog Discount Program with firm discount percentages through the duration of the contract.

General Catalog Discount Program – Specific Product Categories

Air Filters – 45% average discount on the majority of items in the category

Cleaning Supplies – 18% average discount on the majority of items in the category

Motors & Power Transmission – 28% average discount on the majority of items in the

category

Hand and Power Tools – actual discount percentages in accordance with the table below:

Manufacturer / Brand

Discount %

Manufacturer / Brand

Discount %

DeWalt Tools

48%

Proto

55%

DeWalt Accessories

38%

Stanley

52%

Milwaukee Tools

46%

Blackhawk

45%

Milwaukee Accessories

35%

Westward

60%


General Catalog Discount – 10% discount on any items not covered by one of the above programs

Additional Contract Considerations

All of the products referenced above and the associated discounts are available on PantherBuy using the Grainger punch-out functionality.

Specific quotations for Grainger items not found on PantherBuy can be obtained from Shawn Narey, Account Manager for Pitt (412-576-4368/shawn.narey@grainger.com).

Additional contract Information is available from Mike Durica, the University Procurement Specialist, Supplier Management Department (412-624-8586 / mdurica@bc.pitt.edu).

 

 

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