Contracts & Purchasing

The Old Dominion University Monarch community has access to a variety of contracts. These contracts are awarded as the result of a formal solicitation, evaluation, and negotiation process in adherence with laws and policies impacting ODU. According to the Mandatory Use of Contracts Policy, departments must do business with the specified vendors that the University has contracts with.

Contract Administration

Once a contract is awarded, it can't be assumed that all agreed upon terms & conditions will always be met. So, Contract Administration is the continued process of monitoring all aspects of a contract to ensure that all parties are compliant with the defined and specified contractual terms, conditions, rights and obligations, and that performance is in accordance with the defined specifications or scope of work. Procurement Services may designate (when applicable) a Contract Administrator in writing after a contract award is issued.

Purchasing @ ODU

Departments have been delegated purchasing authority up to $5,000 pending the use of a Contract Vendor or a SWaM (Certified Small, Woman-Owned or Minority-Owned Business). Here you will find guidance on specific purchases.

The Aramark Catering Procedures clearly define the process, approval flow and required documentation to ensure that catering expenses are appropriate, budgeted, received in accordance with the catering confirmed order, and that such catering services meet the mission of the University while providing appropriate controls and enhancing the use of the Purchasing Card (PCard) program. This procedure also ensures prompt payment of the catering contract vendor.

Outside Caterers
As written in the University's Catering Policy, catering provided by off campus vendors is not permitted without written approval from the Director of Dining Services. Request forms and guidelines for waivers are available online at www.campusdish.com and may also be picked up at the Monarch Catering Office, located in Webb Center.

ODU has collaborated with and entered into a contract for printing services for two or more color jobs. For stationary type items that are single color, the following approved vendors can be contacted directly by the ordering department and enter payment via University PCard.
 

Contact Procurement Services at 757-683-3105 with questions regarding the process for letterhead, envelopes and/or forms requiring two or more color printing, visit the printing procedures.

Optional Online Ordering
ODU has partnered with Professional Printing Center for online ordering of business cards, envelopes, and letterhead that will allow the requestor to select a layout, enter the details in the online form, immediately view the proof online, submit an order, and enter payment via University PCard. Please be sure to check out this option at: odu.professionalprinting.com.

More Information
Please visit University Design & Publications for more information on ordering business cards & stationary.

The University has established contracts with Dell and Apple for University computers.

  • Dell computers must be purchased from Dell via an eVA Purchase Order. To obtain a Dell eQuote, work with your TSP. To obtain a Dell Premier Account, contact Procurement Services jnhall@odu.edu.
  • Apple purchases are coordinated with your TSP and purchased through the University Village Bookstore.

Computer Standards
ITS (Information Technology Services) has established recommended desktop configuration for all ITS managed computers, please visit the Computer Standards webpage.

Questions

Please contact Janis Hall at (757) 683-3070 or jnhall@odu.edu with any questions you may have.

Executive Order 77 (Virginia Leading by Example to Reduce Plastic Pollution and Solid Waste) was issued in March 2021 by the Governor. The Executive Order requires state agencies and institutions to:

  • (i) cease buying, selling and distributing disposable plastic bags, single-use plastic and polystyrene food service containers, plastic straws and cutlery, and single-use plastic water bottles and
  • (ii) develop a long-term Plastic Pollution Reduction and Waste Diversion Plan.

The VASCUPP Fisher Scientific Company LLC contract is available for use by Old Dominion University. VASCUPP contract number VTG-546-2017. You can find items such as general laboratory supplies and equipment on their website.

Fisher Scientific must be purchased via an eVA Purchase Order using the Fisher punch out catalog. A guide detailing steps to placing Fisher orders can be found here.

Questions

Please contact Barbie Edwards at 757-683-7158 or procurement@odu.edu with any questions you may have.

Policy
Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE) has a right of first refusal to provide furniture products to the university. If VCE does not manufacture the goods required and grants an exemption, the purchase may be made from a commercial source.

Ordering from VCE
Browse the VCE Catalog, but please note: VCE website may not be complete. Please contact your VCE Representative to confirm pricing and availability. When entering a purchase requisition into eVA, you will need to put VCE in the contract number field. You may use your departmental PCard for orders up to $4999. Any purchases over $5000 must obtain a release by submitting a VCE Release Request.

VCE Contact Info

June D. Duvall
Virginia Correctional Enterprises
june.duvall@vadoc.virginia.gov
Main: 804-743-4100
Direct: 804-759-8421

Kathy Kurtz
Virginia Correctional Enterprises
Kathleen.Kurtz@vadoc.virginia.gov
Toll Free: 800-823-2823

VCE Customer Service
Phone: 800-823-2823
Direct: 804-743-4100
Fax: 804-743-2206
OR Find a contact in your region

June D. Duvall
Virginia Correctional Enterprises
june.duvall@vadoc.virginia.gov
Main: 804-743-4100
Direct: 804-759-8421

Kathy Kurtz
Virginia Correctional Enterprises
Kathleen.Kurtz@vadoc.virginia.gov
Toll Free: 800-823-2823

VCE Customer Service
Phone: 800-823-2823
Direct: 804-743-4100
Fax: 804-743-2206
OR Find a contact in your region

How to Obtain a Release
Written releases are required for transactions of $5,000 or more. The release allows for purchase from commercial vendors, and is only granted if VCE has nothing compatible with the requirement, or is unable to meet the required delivery. VCE will not grant a release after a purchase has been made. As of February 1, 2019, the process for submitting a release request to VCE has changed to an online VCE Release Request Form.

Contact
Information about the release form and all releases shall be addressed to: VCE Customer Service at 1-800-823-2823 or vcecustsrvc@vadoc.virginia.gov

Questions

If further assistance is needed on ordering furniture, please contact Neil Cutler at 757-683-3136 or ccutler@odu.edu with any questions you may have.

Per Procurement Services' Procedure 110-010: Vehicles / Rolling Stock / Motorized Equipment, approval by Facilities Management is required for the purchase of all golf carts.

In the case of golf carts, all requests must come from the cognizant Budget Unit Director, via the Associate Director of Facilities Management, to the Vice President for Administration and Finance for approval.

For detailed instructions on how to procure a golf cart, please review the Golf Cart Procurement Policy.

Grainger/RE Replacements is a vendor that the University has a contract agreement with. You can find items such as safety vests, gloves, equipment, utility knives, and other miscellaneous equipment on their website.

Links & Forms:

Questions

If further assistance is needed on ordering furniture, please contact Neil Cutler at 757-683-3136 or ccutler@odu.edu with any questions you may have.

The University has a contract with Staples/RGH. Any office supplies or other items sold by Staples should be purchased through this contract. Log in to browse the Staples/RGH website. If you do not have an account yet, please submit the Staples New Account Request Form to procurement@odu.edu. The Staples/RGH User Guide can provide guidance on how to search for products and use this account.

Orders for furniture and technology, where the product is not available on the RGH website, should be ordered by issuing an eVA purchase order. The purchase order must be issued to RGH and include a quote number. Invoices will be received from RGH with associated eVA PO number referenced.

Questions

Please contact Barbie Edwards at 757-683-7158 or procurement@odu.edu with any questions you may have.

The University has established procedures for printing services. All print jobs should be reviewed and approved by University Communications before proceeding with submitting a request to Procurement Services. Please review the University Purchase of Printing Services for additional information.

Questions

Please contact Janis Hall at (757) 683-3070 or jnhall@odu.edu with any questions you may have.

Colley Avenue Contract
# 23-ODU-11-JNH
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Hackworth Contract
# 23-ODU-11-JNH
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Liskey & Sons Printing, Inc.
Guy Liskey
757-672-8712
757-627-2998 (fax)
guy@liskeyprinting.com
# WM-1655-18-LiskeyPrinting
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Professional Printing Center
Jean Burke
757-547-1990 ext. 125
757-547-1694 (fax)
jburke@professionalprinting.com
# WM-1655-18-ProfessionalPrinting
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Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc.
Megan McGhee 804-565-3557 (direct)
804-514-2159 (mobile)
mmcghee@whaprint.com
# UCPUMW 16-381
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Colley Avenue Contract
# 23-ODU-11-JNH
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Hackworth Contract
# 23-ODU-11-JNH
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Liskey & Sons Printing, Inc.
Guy Liskey
757-672-8712
757-627-2998 (fax)
guy@liskeyprinting.com
# WM-1655-18-LiskeyPrinting
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Professional Printing Center
Jean Burke
757-547-1990 ext. 125
757-547-1694 (fax)
jburke@professionalprinting.com
# WM-1655-18-ProfessionalPrinting
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Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc.
Megan McGhee 804-565-3557 (direct)
804-514-2159 (mobile)
mmcghee@whaprint.com
# UCPUMW 16-381
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When purchasing items using university funding (state/local) all Procurement Policies apply.

The University and VASCUPP have several cooperative contracts available for obtaining quotes and ordering promotional products. Departments are encouraged to request multiple quotes from contract vendors. All quotes requested should be attached to your eVA PR and/or PCard transaction in Works.

Many of the supply chain issues the pandemic has caused worldwide affecting inventory, labor shortages and shipping complications have impacted the University's licensed vendors. These vendors are still dealing with many of these challenges and are asking that you keep this information in mind when planning for upcoming purchases. They are seeing mid-year price increases due to shipping container costs that are at an all-time high and raw material costs that are on the rise. Shipping delays are expected to continue throughout the summer. With that in mind, campus requestors are encouraged to contact your sales rep or the ODU Licensing office as soon as you know you have a product need so that they can provide options and secure inventory in plenty of time for your events and projects.

Below is a list of VASCUPP cooperative contract vendors:

POC Business Contact Information SWAM Details Contract #
Nikki Promades Staples/RGH

Phone: 954-379-5454
Email: Nikki.Promades@staples.com
Email: client.relations11@staples.comWebsite: https://www.promoplace.com/Nikki-Promades

Small, Micro, Minority CNR01398
Karen Hamilton MSP Design Group

Phone: 434-260-5251
Email: karen@mspdesigngroup.comWebsite: https://mspdesigngroup.com/

Small UCPJMU5264
Dan Clark TK Promotions, Inc.

Office: 804-740-8800
Direct: 804-774-4720
Email: dan@tkpromotionsinc.com
Website: www.tkpromotionsinc.com

Small, Micro UCPJMU5270
Patrick Carlson ID Marketing Inc/IDAmerica

Email: PATRICK@IDAMERICA.COM
Website: idamerica.com

Small UCPJMU5260
Nick Schrank ATHLETIC UNION/Fresh Printz

Phone: 540-937-3017
Email: nick@athleticunion.com
Website: www.freshprintz.com

Small, Micro, Women UCPJMU5271
Regina Kenerley A Logo For You

Phone: 757-220-9259
Email: alfy@kernergromoup.com
Website: www.alogoforyou.com

Small, Micro, Women UCPJMU5254

 

The University maintains vehicle rental contracts with Enterprise and Hertz. To request the Rental Vehicle Account Number which allows Authorized Renters to rent vehicles under the ODU account, please complete the request form here. Rental vehicles parked on campus must have a University parking pass. Individuals can link the rental vehicle to their virtual parking pass or have their department pay for a day pass by contacting Transportation and Parking Services. The University has designated parking spaces for rental vehicles in Village Lot 1. This lot is directly behind Public Safety. For more information about parking on campus, please contact Transportation and Parking Services.
 

  • Authorized Renters: Authorization to use the ODU account for renting vehicles is extended to student, faculty, and/or staff that are renting the vehicle for purposes of conducting official University business only. Rentals for personal use using the University's account code is prohibited.
  • Payment Method: ODU PCard or Personal Credit Card. ODU PCards are only authorized for car rental time and distance fees, airport fees, and allowable cashless tolls only. Cardholders and Approvers are responsible for recovering fuel, additional insurance, parking fees, GPS, and any other unauthorized charges.
  • Insurance: Authorized Renters should not accept additional insurance if offered. The daily rate includes all required insurance.
  • Fuel: Vehicles must be refueled by the renter before being returned. Fuel, parking, and other fees are personal business expenses to be paid by the renter and then reimbursed.
  • Age: Students, Faculty and/or Staff must be at least 21 years of age and renting for business use only.
  • Returning Vehicles: Vehicles returned after hours or on Saturday when the branch is closed will be billed through Monday when the branch reopens. To avoid additional weekend fees, travelers should consider renting and returning vehicles when the branch is open or through an airport location that may have extended hours.
  • Travel Registry: Per University Policy 1007, all university business travel domestic and foreign is to be entered into the ORM Travel Registry. The link to the Travel Registry is: https://travelregistry.odu.edu/login. Be sure to click the Login with your MIDAS CREDENTIAL option. The first time you login with your MIDAS Credentials the system creates your travel user profile shell which you can edit from the profile option. Additional information can be found on the Office of Risk Management site.

The pre-qualified Contractors listings are located in the MICRO Contractors (< $10K) and ALL Contractors ($10K-$500K) Excel spreadsheets. The work solicited using the pre-qualified micro business, small business, small women owned business and small minority owned business, and contractors list are restricted to projects $500,000 or less. Please read the Instructions for Skilled Trade Contract for more details.

Questions

If further assistance is needed on ordering furniture, please contact Neil Cutler at 757-683-3136 or ccutler@odu.edu with any questions you may have.

Prior to the Acquisition of software:
  1. Departments must initiate a software review by submitting a Software Decision Analysis (SDA) Questionnaire. Link to the Questionnaire can be found here.
  2. Departments must submit with the Questionnaire:
    • Contractor Proposal/Quote
    • MSA/SLA
    • Scope of Work/Statement of Needs,
    • Cooperative Contract or Sole Source, as applicable
    • Other supporting documentation
  3. ITS and Procurement Services will work concurrently to complete a review of the request.
  4. Upon final approval and execution of documents, Departments will submit an eVA requisition. 
    • The following must be included in the line-item description.
      • Software name and brief description of software functions and/or purpose
      • Term start and end dates
    • Department must include required supporting documentation as attachments:
      • SDA Summary
      • Executed Agreement
      • Invoice, if applicable
      • Quote
      • Statement of Work
      • Executed Addendum, or
      • Other supporting documentation
    • Appropriate sub account code
    • Contract number in the External Contract Number field
Asst Dir Project Mgmt Office Information Technology Services
Lead Project Mgr Information Technology Services
Project Manager Information Technology Services
Assistant Information Security Officer for Risk and Compliance Information Technology Services
IA Engineer Information Technology Services
Procurement It Solutions Mgr Procurement Services

Asst Dir Project Mgmt Office Information Technology Services
Lead Project Mgr Information Technology Services
Project Manager Information Technology Services

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IA Engineer Information Technology Services

Procurement It Solutions Mgr Procurement Services

The VASCUPP temporary employment services contracts are available for use by Old Dominion University. The job titles offered and hourly billing rates vary between companies. The attached provides a listing of the job titles, hourly rates and Contractor contact information available to ODU departments.

It is recommended that campus departments contact the Contractor directly to determine if they offer the position needed and have the staffing resources available to meet campus department's request. If position and staffing resources are available, campus department is to confirm details and start date for temporary employment services.

A purchase order may be issued. If PO is issued, campus department would need to verify hours worked and complete receiver in Banner on a weekly basis. Alternatively, a PCard may be used to make weekly payments. Verification of hours and upload of receipt into Works would be required. Specific contract information may be found here.

Please contact Procurement Services at procurement@odu.edu with any questions.

Contact Information

Krystle Arain
karain@cortech.net
Office: 757-486-3838
# W&M C1567-17G

Connie Saunders
sandersem@saunderstaffing.net
# W&M C1567-17E

Gale Johnson
gjohnson@eeihr.com
# W&M C1567-17H

Arin Akopian - aakopian@1stchoicegov.com
Renita Wilson - rwilson@1stchoicegov.com
Office: 301-563-6404
# W&M C1567-17H

 

Krystle Arain
karain@cortech.net
Office: 757-486-3838
# W&M C1567-17G

Connie Saunders
sandersem@saunderstaffing.net
# W&M C1567-17E

Gale Johnson
gjohnson@eeihr.com
# W&M C1567-17H

Arin Akopian - aakopian@1stchoicegov.com
Renita Wilson - rwilson@1stchoicegov.com
Office: 301-563-6404
# W&M C1567-17H

 

Campus departments now have the opportunity to order Under Armour apparel through BSN Sports.

How to Order:

  1. Complete the attached order form based on options available within the Under Armour Apparel Catalog noting quantity, sizes, color, and logo option selected.
    1. Please note: ODU apparel pricing is 50% off pricing listed in the catalog. Footwear is 45% of catalog pricing. There is a fee of $7.95 for each logo per location.
    2. Screen printing charges will vary depending upon quantity. Please contact Matt Tonelson at BSN (mtonelson@bsnsports.com) for more info on screen printing.
  2. Submit the complete Under Armour Order Form to procurement@odu.edu.
  3. The Ordering Contact referenced on the order form will receive an order confirmation email from BSN Sports. The ordering department contact is responsible for reviewing the order and contacting BSN Sports if there are any errors.
  4. Once order is confirmed, allow approximately 3 weeks for delivery.
  5. Upon receipt of order, contact Michelle Mallet at BSN Sports at 757-548-3391 (Ext. 2) to make PCard payment. Reference Cart # or Invoice # for payment.
    1. For PCard documentation, reference BSN contract #UCPJMU4567.

NOTE

  • The PCard is the method of payment for orders less than $4,999.
  • For orders over $4,999, attach the completed order form to a purchase requisition in eVA.

The Virginia Distribution Center (VDC) is part of Department of General Services (DGS). The VDC is a cooperative procurement function that provides a broad selection of high-quality services and products at the lowest prices by leveraging the collective buying power of the Commonwealth, utilizing efficient freight methods, and maintaining an onsite Quality Assurance Laboratory operation. The University has a Cooperative Contract with VDC- listed on the eVA home page. You can find paper, plastic, safety supplies, flags, commodities, etc. on the VDC website.

UPS Accounts & Information:

  • New UPS accounts can be set up by submitting the UPS Enrollment Form to Matt Bracken at mbracken@ups.com.
  • Contract & pricing information is available on the Sourcewell UPS contact inforamtion page.
  • Customer service inquiries such as answers to account questions, contract questions, special requests, etc., should be directed to Matt Bracken at mbracken@ups.com.
  • General inquiries may be handled by contacting UPS at 1-800-877-1497.
  • Payment by pcard is required for express delivery purchases, as it allows weekly UPS invoices to be sent to the cardholder.
  • Track shipments by using the UPS Tracking Link. UPS Quantum View Manage can be used for a shipper to see all shipments for the past 45 days.

Vendor Feedback & Complaints

Contract Administrators Only

Vendor Complaint Form

Contract Administrators ONLY can submit this form to make Procurement Services aware of an issue with a specific vendor.

Campus Wide

Campus Wide Vendor Survey

Anyone affiliated with ODU can complete this survey to give positive or negative feedback about specific vendors on campus.