The purchasing directors of ACS seek to review and recommend best purchasing practices, including cost containment, quality assurance, value-added and environmental issues, identify common denominators and adopt ACS Purchasing Standards for the selection and acquisition of goods and services.

It is also our aim to develop purchasing-related educational programs, such as peer and professional consultancies, to communicate ACS Purchasing Standards to each member campus and promote integrated procedures to raise the level of purchasing awareness and achieve the most favorable price/value balance.

We also hope to continuously exchange new product and pricing structure information and select specific commodities as targets of opportunity for the extension of existing favorable contracts held by individual institutions to all members, and for the development, negotiation and maintenance of new joint purchasing agreements that address common needs and meet established standards.

Our Criteria for the Selection of Vendors

  • A compatible market environment
  • Significant quality products
  • Potential savings
  • Advantage to aggregate purchases
  • Ease of campus decisions
  • Minimal obstacles to an agreement
  • Easy to negotiate prices
  • No commitments required on volume
  • Company can deliver locally
  • National distribution organization
  • Positive environmental impact

Vendors with which we have an existing relationship

Vendor Contact Phone
Arnold World Class Relocations

(Local and long distance moving service)
Carla MathisNational Account Sales 1-800-634-8558
carla.mathis@a-arnold.comcontact for all relocation quotes
Herman Miller, Inc (PDF)(renewal contract 9-22-03)(renewal addendum 9-30-05) Original Contract (PDF)(Office furniture) Tamara L. JenkinsAccount Development Manager 678-259-4541 (Phone)770-346-0989 (Fax)
Flooring Americas Website
Contract (PDF)(Floor care, carpet, fabric)
Jaime A. Lanier, Jr.Director of Sales for Colleges & Universities 404-713-1781 (phone & fax)
International, Inc.Website
Contract (PDF)(Seating, AGI products, casegoods, desks, tables, filing & storage
systems, residential hall furniture)
Stephen RierDistrict Manager
(PDF)(Residential hall furniture & fixtures, mattresses, seating, tables)
Lee ThompsonPresident 254-742-0061
Teknion(Office systems, furniture, accessories) Steve Knippen 1-888-741-4375 ext 8127
(PDF)(Office & Classroom seating and furniture)
Beverly BeloteSales Service Manager