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Purchases

Furniture

All Campuses

The Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) of which the University of Illinois is a member, established preferred agreements for the procurement of various styles of furniture to be used by all member universities.

All departments are strongly recommended to contact their campus Purchasing Division as soon as a need for new furniture has been identified. The Purchasing Division will then be able to explore all options available assuring departments have all the information required to make an informed decision on their furniture procurement.

The IPHEC agreements include two separate furniture categories:

Office Furniture, Accessories, and Installation Services

Items that fall under the category of office furniture include: economy, moderate and high end office furniture in wood, laminate and metal, accessories to office furniture, and services (i.e., installations, set-up, design, product management, warehousing, etc.).

Office furniture contract vendors are:

Restrictions

  • In Chicago only, any single purchase containing a furniture item over $500.00 must be purchased using an iBuy - Route to Purchasing form.
    For Springfield and Urbana-Champaign, any single purchase containing a furniture item over $500.00 must be purchased using a Banner requisition.
  • In Urbana only, when purchasing panel system office dividers, a University designated approver must review and approve all layout drawings.
  • In Urbana only, when purchasing a metal furniture style other than the campus-standardized contracts, please review the Campus Administrative Manual.

Classroom Furniture, Accessories, and Installation Services

Items that fall under the category of classroom furniture include: economy, moderate and high end classroom furniture, accessories, delivery and services (i.e., installations, set-up, design, product management, warehousing, etc.).

Classroom furniture contract vendors are:

Restrictions

  • In Urbana only, wood furniture is a restricted purchase. For further details, Urbana campus departments should refer to the Campus Administrative Manual.

Contact

For additional information:

Chicago Campus Springfield Campus Urbana Campus
Mary Cooke
Email: maryc@uillinois.edu
Phone: 312-413-1610
Jill Menezes
Phone: 217-206-6651
Phone: 217-333-3505

Last Updated: January 11, 2017

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