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National Purchasing Month Brings Green Vendors To AU

By Ravi Raman

In recognition of National Purchasing Month, the Office of Procurement and Contracts will host a series of vendor fairs throughout March. The fairs will be an opportunity for the campus community to meet with vendors of products and services the university purchases on a regular basis. This year's fairs will highlight and feature vendors who offer environmentally-friendly products and services. 

Schedule and focus of vendor fairs:

  • March 2 – Preferred vendors who specialize in Travel Services will have an opportunity to meet with staff members who plan, coordinate, and organize travel for their departments. 
  • March 18 – Vendors offering shredding, in-line water, and ride-sharing services as well as recycling solutions and ergonomic furniture will be on hand.
  • March 23 – Staples, our preferred office supply company, will feature the latest offerings from 18 different manufacturers.

Keeping with the "green-friendly" theme of this year's fairs, attendees will receive reusable jute tote bags. Door-prize drawings for green items will also be held. 

All fairs will be in the 6th floor Boardroom of Butler Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light lunch will be provided. 

For more information, contact Hallie Porter at x3810 in the Controller's Office.