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Preferred and Contract Vendors: Where to Buy What

Please see below the current list of Illinois Tech university-wide Preferred Suppliers and links to detailed information on how to purchase from them.  This is a work in progress list and more contracts will be established and information provided as we continue to develop the Preferred Suppliers program in conjunction with Buy It eProcurement implementation.

Category Preferred Vendor Name Contract Type Contract Status
Preferred Copier / Printer Equipment Leasing and Maintenance Program Imagetec Competitively Bid - Illinois Tech Active
Office Supplies and Related Products Warehouse Direct Competitively Bid - Illinois Tech Active
Desktops and Laptops - Illinois Tech Standards CDW-G Competitively Negotiated - Illinois Tech Active
IT Peripheral Products and Supplies CDW-G Competitively Negotiated - Illinois Tech Active
Preferred Shipping Program UPS CampusShip Competitive Bid - E&I Consortium Active
Custom Broker/Frieght Forwarder E. Besler & Co. Illinois Tech Designated Provider Active
Preferred Hotels

Hiltons at McCormick Place

Competitively Negotiated - Illinois Tech


Preferred Shredding Vendor R4 Services Competitively Negotiated - Illinois Tech Active
University-Wide Video Conferencing Zoom Conferencing Illinois Tech - OTS Active
University-Wide Survey Tool Qualtrics Illinois Tech - OTS Active
Other Enterprise Wide Software Applications Various Illinois Tech - OTS Active
Travel Agency Foremost Travel Illinois Tech Designated Travel Agency Active
Rental Car Enterprise Competitive Bid - E&I Consortium Active
More to come!! 

Preferred Shredding Vendor - R4 Services

Illinois Tech has a university-wide Preferred shredding service agreement with R4 Services LLC, a local and women owned business enterprise, providing the university with competitive pricing for a range of options for bin sizes and pick up freqency while providing excellent service levels. All invoicing activities are centralized through Procurement Services and departments will be charged via internal journal transfer upon invoice approval. 

If you need a new bin or need to schedule pick up services, please contact Madeline Olszak in Procurement Services to coordinate. 

Preferred Travel Agency - Foremost Travel

Foremost Travel is Illinois Tech's Preferred Travel Agency for air and hotel bookings for faculty, staff, and students. Costs of flight and hotel booked through Foremost Travel will be deducted from the departmental FOAP provided at the time of booking.  

To make a flight or hotel reservation, please contact one of Foremost Travel's customer service agents below: 

Mary Bickett: 312.334.7879
Lynn Farrell: 312.334.7878
Dan Lindell: 312.334.7881