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
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
Staples (In Store Purchase Not Allowed)

Verizon Wireless
Contact: Paul Flood
Phone: (251) 753-3266
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
SOHO Events and Rentals
(251) 517-7322
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.