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Preferred Contracted Suppliers

These suppliers have agreements with NSHE and/or BCN Purchasing to provide products at discounted pricing and at guaranteed service levels.  You are encouraged to search the supplier's website for the products and services you need. 

Contracted Supplier Descriptions & Instructions
This table contains a list of suppliers and descriptions and instructions

For all your gas and safety needs, go to and choose “login” from the top right corner.  Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding equipment, supplies, and safety products.  You’ll find it with us!  To receive a login for your account, please email us at with your name, email address, phone number and Airgas account number.  We will get you set up!  You will be able to access your pricing, products, invoices, POD’s, cylinder balances and much more!

For Apple Special Education Pricing go to where you will be able to place P-card orders, check order status, track the shipping progress, and download a PDF copy of your order invoice all from the same resource. If you do not have an Apple ID, select the link "Don't have an Apple ID? Create yours now” at the bottom of that page. Then indicate the Apple Customer Number below for your institution and choose "Registered Proposer.”

Desert Research Institute: 58094
Great Basin College: 518934
Truckee Meadows CC: 34739
Western Nevada College: 60252
University of Nevada, Reno: 31425

You may contact 800-800-2775, option 5, then option 1 should you need assistance with registration or use of the site itself.  Volume requirements and custom configurations may be discussed directly with the Apple team for NSHE: Jim Evans,, Apple Account Executive at 512-674-6904.

Amazon Business Prime has everything you love about Amazon, with new features and benefits tailored to the needs of businesses and educational institutions. Amazon Business Prime accounts are part of a single, master account that provides multi-user business accounts, approval workflows, payment solutions, tax-exempt purchasing, with free shipping on Prime items, access to thousands of third-party sellers, dedicated customer support and much more. To set up an account, please email

CDW Government LLC (CDW-G) offers over 30 years of IT experience with specialization in discrete hardware and software products and integrated IT solutions, including mobility, security, cloud, and data centers. They partner with major manufacturers such as HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, and Cisco in order to provide comprehensive solutions for PC, server, storage, networking, and IT peripheral needs. The contract includes, for higher education members, access to Apple products - many of which are priced below current Apple Education Pricing. 

This new pricing catalog can be accessed by going to:

For larger orders you may request additional discounts from our Account Manager: Lance McMillan, 866-222-9712 | 

Create your account with Connection! We offer the solutions and services your institution needs to make the most of your technology budget. Our experts can help you improve faculty effectiveness and stimulate student learning with innovative higher education IT solutions. All orders receive free ground shipping! Visit us at

Collegiate Travel Planners (CTP), a women-owned business, has been awarded a competitively solicited agreement by the E&I co-op.  BCN Purchasing is in the process of setting up CTP as a preferred contracted supplier. 

With over 31 years' experience servicing higher education group movements, the CTP team manages travel for more than 140 higher education institutions. This university focused service team maintains high-touch personal service backed by the resources and scale of a global travel leader. 

To learn more, contact:


Dell Premier provides you with a customized, secure online toolset for obtaining a quote, reporting, researching product and support. With Dell Premier you can: Shop a complete line of customizable business-class products, software & accessories; Obtain a quote at your organization’s negotiated rate; Retrieve detailed invoice, open order and purchase history reports or build your own report; or Prepare and save system configurations as an e-Quote for repeat or future purchase at a later date. 

Dell representative: Carlos Torres, (512) 513-2053 or 

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Fastenal has a new MRO contract with NSHE. This new MRO contract offers aggressive discounts on all of Fastenal's product categories. Fastenal is ready to support NSHE by providing local products, service, and inventory management solutions tailored to your needs. Your local Fastenal branches are stocked with facility maintenance products to ensure quick delivery of a full-line of industrial and construction supplies. Utilize your Fastenal contract and start saving time and money today. 

To learn more about your Fastenal contract, how to order,and view contract pricing, please contact Zach Wise, (507) 313-7206, 

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You are now able to come directly to FedEx Office for projects like, but not limited to:

  • Signs and Graphics including surface graphics as well as installation
  • Dye Sublimation signage (metal, fabric, etc)
  • Direct Mail (one-time needs or ongoing programs)
  • All small and large format print
  • All finishing needs (binding, cutting, etc)
  • Custom boxes
  • Posters
  • Scanning
  • Promo items

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Serving Higher Education for over 90 years. Find thousands of products to maintain campus life, safety facilities, and services just to name a few. With a robust local and next day inventory, we are committed to helping reduce costs, operate sustainability, and help provide a safe workplace for students and employees.  Contact Sarah McCarson, our Grainger representative for assistance (775) 433-7219, 

At HB Workplaces, we believe that great spaces lead to great outcomes. We are so much more than a furniture dealer – we are consultants, strategists, and design collaborators bringing our customers’ vision and goals into focus.


o    Angie Gilmore – 775-323-3023

Please give us a call with any questions or to discuss options. Negotiated contract pricing has been approved for your use and consideration.

KI is committed to the development of higher education spaces ranging from a single chair or desk, to a classroom, administrative office space and more. We’re here to help you create and transform environments that are specific to you and your students’ needs. Let us help you find a realistic solution for your requirements and budget. Please give us a call with any questions or to discuss options. Negotiated contract pricing has been approved for your use and consideration.

To learn more, contact:

Ted Williams
Account Representative

Furnishing Nevada's Businesses for over 80 Years

Since 1940, Machabee Office Environments has outfitted offices, healthcare facilities, and schools across Nevada. "Times and technology may change, but our goal will never change,” said President Scott Machabee. “We do more than selling products and services. We furnish our customers with solutions." At Machabee Office Environments, we promise quality, convenience, and affordability


To learn more, contact:

  • Terri Plumlee – 775-329-3145 x123
    Please give us a call with any questions or to discuss options. Negotiated contract pricing has been approved for your use and consideration.

Medline Industries is a manufacturer and distributor of over 450,000 products providing you with a One-stop shop opportunity. Medline has the product breadth and availability at the price points you are looking for. You will easily find the supplies for: Student Health Center, Dental, Nursing, Research, Veterinary studies, Athletics, life sciences and pharmacy. Enjoy easy ordering, next-day delivery and manufacturer-direct pricing. For more information contact your Sales Representative, Dana Kenny at: 818-480-0549 or 

Whether you need a car near your home or office, or the speed, choice, and control of the Emerald Club at airports – Enterprise Rent a Car and National Car Rental have got you covered!  Also, big or small, we rent them all!  At Enterprise Truck Rental, you can reserve ¾ ton diesel pickups, 12’-26’ box trucks, stake beds, and cargo vans.   

To request access to these contracts, email or contact

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Sign up with ODP Business Solutions Division. Our highly trained sales associate can provide the best products and solutions to meet your business needs.  The site will require a login and password. 

Please contact Joe Kucinski and provide the name, email, phone number and ship to address for the online account.  Note that registration is turned around within 1-3 days.

Joe Kucinski 

Regional Account Executive

Tel: 208.720.5514 |

A new copier program has been finalized with Ray Morgan Company. The new copiers, now known as Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) are Canon ImageRUNNER models. The Canon ImageRUNNER models are recipients of many industry awards for reliability, ease of use, and overall satisfaction.  Another aspect of this new program is Managed Print Services (MPS) which provides an analysis of a department’s overall usage of their MFD in conjunction with desktop and other printers and scanners leading to efficiency improvements and big cost savings.

At Reno Business Interiors, we believe great design and strong relationships come from collaboration. We are a close-knit team of designers, project managers, outdoor enthusiasts, and of course, pet lovers. Since 2000, Reno Business Interiors has been a premiere office furniture dealership, bringing knowledge and experience to every project in Northern Nevada. Together, RBI and our sister company RBI Design, stand by our solid reputation as a client-centered, full service firm. We are excited to learn about YOU, and build a strong rapport towards making your work environment efficient. Reno Business Interiors is proud to work with innovative and dynamic corporate companies, hospitals, schools and other organizations.

To learn more, contact:

o    Kim Hopkins – 775-786-2700

Please give us a call with any questions or to discuss options. Negotiated contract pricing has been approved for your use and consideration.

Southwest Airlines offers discounts to NSHE through the State of Nevada. 

  • Wanna Get Away – 3% - 0-7 day advance purchase required and non-refundable

Note: UAM policy requires the purchase of the least expensive fare available. Per policy, upgrades in fares will be the responsibility of the traveler. 

In order to take advantage of the discount, book your travel through SWABIZ.COM:

  • Corporate ID : 99881810
  • Account No.: Your individual Rapid Rewards #
  • Password: Your individual Rapid Rewards password 

SWABIZ Preferred Desk: 1-877-633-4425, CID : 99570273, State of NV PIN : 1861

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Contact Account Manager: Kristin Chang | | (512) 808-4772

Our comprehensive staffing solutions help you connect with top candidates in 170+ countries. We provide the data, guidance, and support to set you up for long term success.

As part of the new NSHE contract with Staples, you have access to a variety of value-added services from the world’s leading office supply company. 

  • Competitively bid E&I pricing tailored to your campus’ needs
  • Customized reporting and consolidated invoicing
  • Access to our higher education experts
  • Easy online ordering
  • Free next-day delivery (minimum purchase required, eligible items only)

To get your department signed up with your own account with Staples, contact 

Brandon Kavrell

Key Account Manager

M: 916-548-8005

VWR has a new preferred contractual agreement with the NSHE which provides deep price discounts, local rep coverage, and free delivery. VWR’s portfolio of life science products provides everything for research needs, including reagents, consumables, equipment, and furniture. Please contact your local rep, Dawn Smith for more information,