The University of Arizona Purchasing department has created a Print Supplier Program to help all units on campus save time and money on printing services. Seventeen printing companies are part of this program and each has been evaluated by Printing Services and judged to be superior for printing quality, customer service, pre-press expertise, and ability to meet deadlines and price. Cumulative volume discounts are built into our contracts with these vendors. The more University departments use these selected vendors, the greater the discount the University departments will receive.
How the Program Works
When a department needs a printer, that department can contact one or more of the contracted print vendors directly for a quote. If a department would like assistance from the Printing Services staff, we can help obtain quotes and place the order. Some departments like to manage this process themselves: others prefer to rely on the expertise from the Printing Services staff. One real benefit to using a printer through this program is that no matter how much you are spending on printing, there is no need for an RFP, plus the department paying for the printing has the authority to choose the vendor.
Once the print vendor has been selected, a copy of the awarded estimate along with a Printing Services Billing Form should be emailed to Mauretta Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Campasano at email@example.com. The department then works directly with the print vendor to process the printing job. Printing Services will issue a purchase order to the printer for billing. The printing vendor will invoice Printing Services, which bills the department and pays the vendor.
The price that's quoted by the printer (plus tax) is the price that's charged to your account The vendors pay a 2% administrative fee to the University for streamlining this process for them. It's that simple.
The NEW Print Supplier Program Vendors have been added. You will find both Tucson printers and out of town printers on the list.
This program is administrated through Printing Services located at the Paul and Alice Baker Distribution Center, 3740 E. 34th Street. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Campasano at (520) 621-9514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.