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Procurement & Business Services

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 P-Card.

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.

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.

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
  • derivatization regards
  • gas chromatography
  • HPLC
  • LPLC / TLC
  • paper chromatography
  • microbiology
  • resins / media
  • sample prep / purification
  • solid phase microextraction
  • 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
  • asymmetric synthesis
  • building blocks
  • catalysis / inorganic chemistry
  • flavors / fragrances
  • ionic liquids
  • inorganic salts
  • organometallic reagents
  • solvents
  • stable isotopes
  • supported synthesis
  • synthetic reagents
  • stockroom reagents
  • alternative energy
  • biocompatible / biodegradable materials
  • metal / ceramin science
  • nanomaterials
  • micro / nano electronics
  • organic electronics and photonics
  • polymer science
  • reference and calibration standards
  • materials science labware
  • biopharmaceutical expression
  • bioprocess products and services
  • formulation development and manufacturing
  • APIs and contract manufacturing services
  • raw materials for biopharmaceutical 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
  • spectroscopy

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
  • monitors
  • 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 optimization, 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
  • work wear 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 hygiene
  • 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
  • anesthesia
  • 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 zinc hydroxide
  • animal supplies
  • animal cages
  • animal feeding needles
  • aprons
  • adapters joints with tube connectors
  • aluminium chloride hexahydrate
  • acetonitrile
  • acetone
  • acetylacetones
  • acetic acid
  • ampicillin sodium salt
  • biopsy punches
  • bouffant caps
  • beard covers
  • cobalt chloride hexahydrate
  • 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
  • ethanol denatured
  • extraction thimbles
  • ethanol
  • forskolin
  • fraction collectors
  • fume extractors
  • ferroin
  • gentamicin sulphate
  • gowns
  • heptane
  • heptane
  • hydrofluoric acid
  • isoflurane
  • iron chloride
  • iron sulphate hydrate
  • ionizers
  • kolliphor
  • Ascorbic acid
  • laboratory shoe and boot covers
  • Lugol's iodine solution
  • molds for histology
  • moisture analyzers
  • melting point apparatus
  • magnesium chloride 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 hyaluronate
  • 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 nitrite
  • sodium hydroxide
  • sodium selenite
  • silicone oil
  • scintillation 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
  • furniture
  • 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 synthesis tools
  • clinical 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.

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.

Suppliers Local / Non-Local Contact Vendor #

A-1 Smith’s Septic Service, Inc.

Portable toilet rental.

Local 936-291-3526 #455480

Advantage Specialties

Full line of embroidery and promotional products.

Local 936-291-3222

Collum Construction Partners, Ltd.

Wood & Metal Construction, Trusses.

Local 936-291-0334

DB & JA Ward (DBA Ward Furniture)

Furniture, flooring, appliances

Local 936-295-2514 #456034

Elite Machining, Inc.

Manufacture machined parts

Local 936-435-9899

Essary, Hart & Macwilliam, Inc.

Building & Structural Construction, Concrete

Local 936-291-0660

Geronimo’s Cadillac (DBA Adams Furniture)

Furniture, appliances, bedding

Local 936-295-1028

HBI Office Solutions

Office furniture, space planning

Local 936-295-5708 #455938

Hughes Keystone Group, LLC

Reseller of security / LED lighting systems

Local 936-295-6780

Inspirational Graphic Designs

Graphic Designer, flyers, banners, tee shirts, printing

Local 936-994-8239

Janes Pavement Services, Inc.

Concrete and Asphalt Paving. (Commercial & Residential).

Local 936-293-8581

Kingdom Stewards Of Five Loaves Deli

Prepared foods for Meetings – Meat & Veggie trays, Sandwiches, Salads, Soups, etc.

Local 936-439-9400

Marshall's Trucking and Construction

Culvert installation, Building pads and site work. Road base and backfill materials.

Local 936-577-0708

McCaffety Electric Co., Inc.

Electrical sales & service.

Local 936-295-2831

Rafael Martinez

Providing safety traffic service.

Local 936-433-8297

S&S Vallie Enterprises, Inc.

Buildings/Carports and synthetic oils/grease.

Local 936-355-9935

STK Consulting & Legal Services LLC

Process of Service, Investigations, Security Consulting, Courier Services.

Local 844-325-0088

Tangent Signs, LLC

Sign design/manufacture, decals, vehicle wraps.

Local 936-435-0312 #554732

TMT Utilities, Inc.

Water, Sewer &Storm Sewer Rehabilitation.

Local 936-438-3210

Tough Shirts

Screen Printing, Custom T-Shirts & Promotional Products.

Local 936-295-8337 #715348

Velocity Business Products

Office supplies & furniture.

Local 936-577-1669 #719914

Walker County Hardware, Inc.

Hardware, paint, power tools, lawn/garden, gifts.

Local 936-295-7751 #456369

Wilson Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Electrical contractor, Installation and/or standing of sports lighting poles.

Local 936-344-6402

Competitive Choice, Inc.

Distributor/supplier of MRO, electrical, plumbing.

Non-Local 713-838-1144 #493706

Cooper Stepp & Associates

Apparel, promotional products, awards, & gifts.

Non-Local 972-208-7073 #455233

Dittert Rubber Stamp

Rubber stamps, signs, awards, banners, & name tags.

Non-Local 936-441-0322 #454944

Dream Ranch, LlLC

Office supplies and toner.

Non-Local 940-591-6565 #488007

EVCO / The Burgoon Company

Safety, lab, medical, & emergency supplies/equip.

Non-Local 800-287-4666 #455374

ID Screen Print, LLC.

Promotional Products & Custom Branded Merchandise.

Non-Local 800-287-4666 #759987

Newman Printing Company, Inc.

Commercial printing & graphic communications.

Non-Local 979-779-7700 #596274

PDME, INC.

Office & computer supplies, office furniture.

Non-Local 800-723-3345 #454909

Southern Supply, Inc.

First aid, fire extinguishers, & security systems.

Non-Local 936-632-7111 #455685

Summus Industries, Inc. / Dell

Distribution of computers & peripherals.

Non-Local 281-640-1765 #456119

Summus Industries, Inc. / VWR

Office products, lab supplies, & logistics management

Non-Local 281-640-1765 #603089

The Urban Circle, LLC.

Promotional items, apparel, awards, & gift items

Non-Local 713-226-8720 #669776

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 P-Card 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