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The purpose of shopping is to obtain the right item or service to satisfy a recognized need at the best price. Policies and procedure are in place to reduce shopping efforts and encourage employees to spend the University's money wisely.

Where to Shop

BearKatBuy provides a variety of preferred contract/suppliers, which includes hosted, Punch-out, and non-catalog suppliers. All items available through BearKatBuy should be utilized first, before going outside the tool and using the PCard.

Hosted Suppliers. Preferred suppliers that provide a hosted catalog of products at contracted rates, so no need for quotes. Employees can shop for products directly through BearKatBuy. Currently, we have only 2 hosted suppliers, Laerdal Medical Corporation and Sherwin Williams.

Punch-out Suppliers. Preferred suppliers that provide an external catalog of products at contracted rates, so no need for quotes. Employees access the external catalog through BearKatBuy. Items added to the cart in the external catalog will transfer to the BearKatBuy shopping cart.

Suppliers Contact

Office Depot (PDME)

Source for office supplies.

800-723-3345

Product List
  • arts and crafting
  • bags and luggage
  • basic supplies
  • binders and accessories
  • business forms / tax forms / recording keeping
  • breakdown supplies
  • calendars and planners
  • desk accessories
  • drafting
  • filing and folders
  • furniture
  • gift cards
  • ink / toner / ribbons
  • labels and label maker
  • laminating
  • mailing / packing / shipping paper
  • pens / pencils / markers
  • post it / sticky notes
  • presentation boards
  • retail store supplies
  • storage
  • tape / adhesives
  • technology

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

Sigma-Aldrich Lab Materials

Source for lab materials, technologies and services.

800-521-8956

800-325-3010

Product List
  • analytical standards
  • applications
  • dervatizaion regards
  • gas chromatography
  • HPLC
  • LPLC / TLC
  • paper chromatography
  • microbiology
  • resins / media
  • sample prep / purification
  • solid phase mixroextraction
  • syringes
  • titration
  • vials
  • antibodies
  • biochemicals / reagents
  • buffers
  • cell biology
  • cell culture
  • enzymes / inhibitors / substrates
  • functional genomics / RNAi
  • hematology / histology
  • molecular biology
  • PCR / amplification
  • proteomics / protein exp
  • western blotting
  • assymmetric synthesis
  • building blocks
  • catalysis / inorganic chemistry
  • flavors / fragrances
  • ionic liquids
  • inorganic salts
  • organomeallic reagents
  • solvents
  • stable isotopes
  • supported synthesis
  • synthtic reagents
  • stockroom reagents
  • alternative energy
  • biocompatible / biodegradable materials
  • metal / ceramin science
  • nanomaerials
  • micro / nano electronics
  • orangic electronics and photonics
  • polymer science
  • referene and calibartion standards
  • materials science labware
  • biophramaceutical expression
  • bioprocess products and services
  • frmulation development and manufacturing
  • APIs and contract manufacturing services
  • raw materials for biopharmacetical manufacturing
  • purification solutions
  • membrane chromatography
  • emprove program
  • all labware
  • air sensitive handling
  • bottles and caps
  • cell culture labware
  • centrifugation
  • electrophoresis equipment
  • filtration
  • gas equipment
  • glassware
  • multiwell plates
  • pH supplies
  • pipettes / pipettors / tips
  • stirrers
  • sprectroscopy

Dell Summus

Source for computer hardware and software.

800-388-8239

Product List
  • data storage
  • desktop
  • laptop
  • servers / storage / networking
  • keyboard
  • mice / mouse
  • notebooks
  • accessories / peripherals
  • software
  • montiors
  • adapters
  • chargers
  • carrying cases
  • web cameras
  • projectors
  • printers
  • ink toner
  • speakers
  • headphones
  • headsets
  • networking
  • storage / drives / media
  • TV / home theater

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

Apple

Source for software and hardware.

800-800-2775

Product List
  • Macbooks
  • iphone accessories
  • Apple watches
  • iPads
  • Apple TV
  • Apple TV accessories
  • ipod touch and accessories
  • beats headphones
  • Apple care products
  • carts and components
  • cases / bags / films
  • displays / mounts
  • drones
  • gaming / toys
  • headphones / speakers
  • health / fitness
  • homekit
  • mac components
  • mice / mouse
  • keyboard
  • networking
  • photography
  • point of sale
  • power / cables
  • printers
  • remotes / controllers
  • storage
  • storage promise / cloud storage
  • software

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

B&H

Source for audio, video, and photo equipment and services.

212-502-6268, ext.7746

Product List
  • digital cameras
  • lenses
  • drones and aerial imaging
  • camera and lens accessories
  • lighting / studio
  • underwater photography
  • darkroom equipment
  • photo software
  • scanners
  • printers
  • presentation and archiving
  • camcorders and accessories
  • action cameras and accessories
  • VR / 360 video
  • digital cine cameras
  • studio and EFP cameras
  • pro video accessories
  • audio for video
  • laptops
  • mac
  • iPads
  • tablets
  • desktops
  • workstations
  • hardware
  • software
  • computer accessories
  • microphone systems
  • studio recording
  • computer audio
  • live sound
  • DJ equipment
  • installation sound
  • musical instruments
  • headphones
  • acoustic treatment
  • power equipment
  • TV and video
  • home audio
  • home automation
  • projection screens
  • project and display
  • audio solutions
  • other audio-visual accessories
  • continuous and strobe lighting
  • lighting accessories
  • mobile devices and accessories
  • surveillance
  • security
  • smart home services
  • optics
  • wireless microphone system

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

CDW/M Pulse

Source for providing account information, product offerings, and contract pricing on top technology products and services in the industry.

Julia Culver

1-866-229-8811

Email

Product List
  • cables
  • data storage products
  • monitors
  • projectors
  • printers
  • scanners
  • printing supplies
  • computer accessories
  • computers
  • cameras
  • electronics
  • headphones
  • microphones
  • routers
  • wireless networking
  • software
  • office equipment
  • office supplies
  • speakers
  • toner

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

SHI

Source for software and hardware procurement, configuration, data center optimizaton, IT asset management and cloud computing.

Tracy Bieser

1-800-870-6079

Email

Product List
  • cables
  • cameras
  • computers
  • computer accessories
  • data storage
  • monitors
  • projectors
  • networking
  • PC and server components
  • power management
  • printers
  • scanners
  • supplies
  • servers
  • computer services
  • computer vocational training services
  • reference materials / books
  • antivirus / security
  • backup software
  • business software
  • database software
  • development tools
  • document management
  • education / entertainment software
  • graphics / audio / video software
  • internet / communications software
  • networking software
  • operating systems
  • project management
  • storage management
  • system management
  • toner
  • virtualization

Ricoh

Source for printers and copiers.

254-371-9819

Product List
  • Ricoh IM C3000
  • Ricoh IM C3500
  • Ricoh IM C4500
  • Ricoh IM C600
  • Required Services

Xerox

Source for printers and copiers.

Email

Product List
  • AltaLink C8030
  • AltaLink C8055
  • AltaLink C8045
  • AltaLink C8070

Home Depot

Source for hardware, lumber and appliances in warehouse-style spaces.

1-800-292-4208

Product List
  • bathroom accessories and hardware
  • building materials
  • cleaning supplies
  • decor
  • doors and windows
  • electrical
  • flooring
  • heating / venting / cooling
  • how-to books
  • independent living supplies
  • kitchen accessories and hardware
  • lighting and ceiling fans
  • lumber and composites
  • outdoors
  • paint
  • plumbing
  • storage and organization
  • tools and hardware

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

HBI Office Solutions/Steelcase

Full service contract furniture dealership that provides its clients with furniture solutions for the modern office.

936-295-5708

Email

Product List

Office Furniture

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

Grainger

Source for industrial supplies and safety products.

877-202-2592

Product List
  • abrasives
  • adhesives
  • sealants
  • cleaning janitorial supplies
  • electrical supplies
  • electronics
  • appliances
  • fasteners furniture
  • hardware
  • lab supplies
  • lighting
  • office supplies
  • outdoor equipment
  • plumbing
  • tools

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

HD Supply

Source for industrial supplies and safety products.

877-694-4932

Email

Product List
  • appliances
  • cabinet/floor/window coverings
  • electrical
  • fabrication
  • facial tissue
  • furniture/decor
  • grounds
  • hardware
  • healthcare/hospitality supplies
  • HVAC
  • irrigation
  • janitorial/cleaning
  • kitchen cabinets
  • lighting
  • lobby supplies
  • material handling
  • Office supplies
  • paint/sundries
  • paper products
  • personal care products
  • plumbing
  • pool supplies
  • safety supplies
  • tools

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

McCoy's

Source for building products and supplies.

877-542-8986

Product List
  • building materials
  • doors and windows
  • electrical
  • farm and ranch
  • fasteners
  • fencing
  • hardware
  • heating and cooling
  • home interior
  • kitchen and bath
  • lighting and ceiling fans
  • outdoors
  • paint
  • pipe and pipe fittings
  • plumbing
  • storage and organization
  • tools
  • tractor/trailer/auto
  • workwear and safety googles

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

McKesson

Source for medical supplies.

800-945-5646

Product List
  • ambulatory equipment
  • apparel
  • appliances
  • body pressure relief and positioning
  • clinical laboratory
  • diagnostic instruments and supplies
  • drainage and suction
  • furnishings
  • gloves
  • housekeeping
  • I.V. therapy
  • implants
  • incontinence
  • indicators and signage
  • instruments
  • needles and syringes
  • nurse's station and office supplies
  • nutritional and feeding supplies
  • office supplies
  • orthopedic
  • ostomy
  • over the counter
  • personal hgyiene
  • pharmaceuticals
  • physical therapy
  • respiratory
  • sterilization
  • textiles
  • training and education
  • urological
  • utensils
  • wound care
  • wound closure

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

Medline / Mavich

Source for medical supplies.

Brenda Zimmerman

1-800-817-2926

Email

Angela Larson

630-6739156

Email

Product List
  • advanced wound care
  • anethesia
  • apparel
  • beds / mattresses
  • central sterile
  • diagnostics
  • durable medical equipment
  • environmental services
  • equipment / furnishings
  • foot / ankle
  • gloves
  • incontinence
  • infection prevention
  • lab supplies
  • nursing supplies / patient care
  • nutrition
  • office supplies
  • surgery supplies
  • pharmacy
  • punctual occlusion
  • respiratory
  • skin care
  • textiles
  • therapy
  • rehabilitation
  • urology and ostomy
  • vascular access
  • wound care

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

VWR International / Summus

Source for life sciences and advanced technologies and applied materials industries.

800-932-5000

Product List
  • atomizers
  • alcohol
  • ammonium carbonate
  • ammonium formate
  • aluminum oxide
  • aluminum hyrdozideC
  • animal supplies
  • animal cages
  • animal feeding needles
  • aprons
  • adapters joints with tube connectors
  • aluminium chloride hexahydrate
  • acetonitrile
  • acetone
  • acetylacetones
  • acetic acid
  • ampicillin sodium salt
  • biospy punches
  • bouffant caps
  • beard covers
  • cobalt chloride heahydrate
  • copper oxide
  • chemical resistant shoe and boot covers
  • cleanroom hoods
  • crystal violet,
  • celite filter aid
  • coats
  • coveralls
  • calcium chloride dihydrate
  • calcium nitrate tetrahydrate
  • chloroform
  • carbenicillin disodium salt
  • dissolution apparatus
  • dissection sets
  • dichloromethane
  • diethyl ether
  • educational materials
  • ethanl denatured
  • extraction thimbles
  • ethanol
  • forskolin
  • fraction collectors
  • fume extractors
  • ferroin
  • gentamicin sulphate
  • gowns
  • heptane
  • heptane
  • hydrofluric acid
  • isoflurane
  • iron chloride
  • iron sulphate hydrate
  • ionizers
  • kolliphor
  • Labsorbic acid
  • laboratory shoe and boot covers
  • lugol's iodine solution
  • moulds for histology
  • moisture analyzers
  • melting point apparatus
  • magnesium chlorde hexahydrate
  • methyl ethyl ketone
  • methanol
  • N methyl 2 pyrrolidone
  • N-dimethylacetamide
  • tetramethylethylenediamine
  • N-acetylL-cysteine
  • Nonidet
  • potassium pyroantimonate
  • paraformaldehyde
  • perchloric acid
  • petroleum testing apparatus
  • patton-reeders reagent/li>
  • pyridoxine hydrochloride
  • potassium carbonate
  • radiochemicals
  • sodium hyauluronate
  • sodium hypochlorite
  • sodium acetate
  • sodium pyruvate
  • sterilization wraps
  • sleeve protectors
  • soxhlet and soxhlet type extractors
  • sodium sulphate decahydrate
  • sodium dodecyl sulphate
  • sodium chlorite
  • sodium azide
  • sodium nitrtire
  • sodium hydroxide
  • sodium selenite
  • silicone oil
  • scinitillation cocktails
  • Tween 80
  • Tween 20
  • tissue capsules
  • tourniquets
  • tapes
  • trithylamine
  • tetrahydrofuran
  • TCEP HCI
  • vitamin B12
  • water carriers
  • water

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

Fisher Scientific / Possible Missions

Source for laboratory materials, healthcare and safety products.

1-800-766-7000

Product List
  • antibodies
  • protein biology
  • balances / scales / weighing
  • cell culture analysis
  • centrifuges and microcentrifuges
  • chromatography
  • chemicals
  • equipment and instruments
  • forceps / spatulas / utensils
  • furnitures
  • storage
  • carts / racks
  • hoods
  • glassware
  • plasticware
  • heating and cooling
  • PCR and molecular biology
  • pH and electrochemistry
  • pipets / pipettes
  • syringes
  • needles
  • safety
  • gloves
  • glasses and cleaning
  • teaching supplies
  • testing and filtration
  • tubes and vials
  • RNAi / oligos / assays
  • gene editing / gene sythesis tools
  • clincial analyzers / instruments
  • blood bank
  • blood gas
  • chemicals
  • diagnostic tests and controls
  • hematology and coagulation testing
  • histology / cytology / anatomical pathology
  • microbiology
  • phlebotomy
  • specimen collection and handling
  • thermometers
  • timers
  • earth and space equipment
  • environmental science equipment
  • physics equipment

Note: This may not be an all-inclusive list.

Non-Catalog Suppliers. All other suppliers. In BearKatBuy, find registered non-catalog suppliers by selecting “suppliers” next to “browse by” at the top in. Employees will consult with the vendor for product and service information, as well as obtaining a quote before placing a requisition.

For products or services not available through hosted or Punch-out suppliers, employees should shop Historically Underutilized Businesses, also known as HUB vendors. In accordance with the Texas Government Code, state agencies shall make a good faith effort to utilize Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) in contracts for construction, services, including professional and consulting services, and commodity contracts.

To place a requisition with a HUB vendor, use the non-catalog form in BearKatBuy.

Employees should consider on campus services before shopping outside the University. For dining services, use the Aramark form in BearKatBuy. All other departmental transaction will require an interdepartmental form provided by the Controller's Office.

Amazon Business provides quick delivery options for items not available through hosted or punch out suppliers. Purchases are created through Amazon.com instead of BearKatBuy. While Amazon.com is an option to shop, Amazon is not always the best value, and often time’s departments spend countless hours trying to get taxes credited to their PCard by third party suppliers who charged tax.

When items or services are unavailable through BearKatBuy, departments may use their department P-Card. Departments should take extra caution to ensure a similar item is not available in BearKatBuy and confirm the supplier does not accept a purchase order.

P-Card Training

New Vendors

Vendors can be added to BearKatBuy for non-catalog orders. The requesting department will need to gather the vendor's contact information and send an invitation through PaymentWorks.

PaymentWorks Training Guide