Where Should I Purchase My Goods and Services?

Where Should I Purchase My Goods and Services?

As a state institution, USA is subject to the requirements of the State of Alabama Competitive Bid Law. Section 41-16-20 of the Alabama Competitive Bid Law requires that, with the exception of contracts for public works whose competitive bidding requirements are governed exclusively by Title 39, all contracts of whatever nature for labor, services, work, or for the purchase or lease of materials, equipment, supplies, or other personal property, involving seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) or more,  made by or on behalf of any state entity, board, bureau, commission, committee, institution, corporation, authority, or office shall, except as otherwise provided within this article, be let by free and open competitive bidding, on sealed bids, to the lowest responsible bidder. USA requires bidding for all purchases of $75,000 or more.

Below is a list of commonly purchased goods and services, and their corresponding approved and/or mandatory sources. Click on the commodity you need to

Note:  If the goods or service you require are not listed below, please visit the USA Recurring Contract List https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/purchasingdepartment/recurringbidfile1.html or the USA Approved Cooperative Purchasing Contract List https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/financialaffairs/purchasingdepartment/cooperativepurch.html to locate a suitable contact. If a suitable, active contract does not exist, a bid must be processed through the USA Purchasing Department. Please forward all bid requests electronically to Robert Brown, USA Director of Purchasing, rbrown@southalabama.edu

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▼   Computers and Electronics
Contact: Sean Queeney
Phone: (877) 898-8452
Fax: (312) 705-7985
▼   Furniture

NOTE: All Furniture Requisitions must be made payable to the Manufacturer, unless otherwise instructed by the dealer. Requisitions must include the quote number, contract number, and assisting dealer information.

OEC Office Furniture
104 East Interstate 65 Service Rd N
Mobile, AL 36607
(251) 471-3368

McAleer's Office Furniture
3305 Springhill Ave
Mobile AL 36607
Phone: (251) 476-8555

Amazon Business

Staples (In Store Purchase Not Allowed)

▼   iPads

Verizon Wireless
Contact: Donna Gibson
Phone: (205) 936-7888

CDWG (Wifi only version)
Contact: Sean Queeney
Phone: (877) 898-8452
Fax: (312) 705-7985

▼   Document Shredding Services

Gilmore Services
State Contract: 4012826
Contact: TBA
Phone: (850) 434-1055

▼   Vehicle Rental

Contact: Mr. Parker Roberts
Phone: (334) 524-4893
Email: parker.h.roberts@ehi.com 

▼   Golf Carts, Parts and Accessories

Cart Dr. LLC
Contact: Rick Kehr
Phone: (251) 287-2547 

▼   Golf Cart Rental

Cart Dr. LLC
Contact: Tricia Slack
Phone: (251) 287-2547

▼   Building and Maintenance Supplies

7760 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608
Phone: (251) 633-7797

▼   Event Equipment Rental

Port City Rentals
(251) 471-5484

▼   Photographic Equipment and Supplies

B&H Photo Video & Pro Audio
Contact: Josh Auman
420 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 858-5517

▼   Vehicle Purchases

Contact the Purchasing Departments for Instructions.