University of Pittsburgh
Purchasing
University-wide Contracted Suppliers

These suppliers offer the best overall value to the University. This means that in addition to discounted prices, they offer excellent service, direct on-time and generally free delivery, an easy paperless ordering and payment process via PantherBuy, and other important contractual protections for the University. Purchasing, with input from the University Community, evaluates the performance of these suppliers quarterly. Many of our suppliers also offer the same discounts to faculty, staff and students for their personal purchases. In order to demonstrate the University’s support for the local community, many of our contracted suppliers include local, Pennsylvania, and disadvantaged business suppliers.

 

Important Update

As part of the University of Pittsburgh's Scientific Supplier Consolidation Initiative (SSCI), the University has identified key scientific suppliers that are able to provide substantial cost-savings benefits and one-stop-shopping convenience by consolidating their sales through the University's Fisher Scientific Channel. 


Suppliers no longer listed below (Carl Zeiss, GE Healthcare, New Brunswick Scientific, Promega Corporation, and Thermo Fisher) are now participating in SSCI and can be found in the SSCI Information Directory.

All of the same products and services that you have previously purchased from these suppliers will now be available to purchase electronically through the Fisher LogoFisher Scientific punchout on PantherBuy.

 

Contracted Suppliers that offer green products and have other sustainable initiatives, such as recycling, are indicated by green leaf in the Supplier Sustainability Program column. Clicking on  will provide information on each suppliers program(s).

Note: University Policy 05-02-15 requires the use of University-wide contracted suppliers if they are available for the products or services that you wish to purchase.

 

Appliances Computer Supplies Gases Scientific – medical equipment
Audio/Visual Controlled Substances  IT and Electronic Supplies Scientific – medical supplies
Cell phones, Blackberries Copiers Office supplies Scientific - pharmaceuticals
Communications – pagers Equipment Maintenance Photographic equipment/supplies Services - records storage
Computers Facilities Management supplies Scientific - lab furniture Utilities - electricity
Computer Software Furniture, furnishings Scientific- medical chemicals Web Conferencing

Commodity / Service

Contracted Supplier

Contact Information

Procurement Specialist

Managing Contract                                                                      

Description of Goods & Services

Supplier

Sustainability Program

Purchase Method **

Category*

Faculty, Staff, Student Discounts?

Appliances

Mark Lavorini, Head of Comercial Department

412-531-4344

dormontcontract@aol.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

 

Refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, air conditioners

Dormont

PantherBuy
PA
Promotionals
Audio / Visual

Nathan Hufford , Account Manager

724-961-0476

nhufford@xeroxaudiovisual.com

Cole Kurtz

412-624-6079

ckurtz@cfo.pitt.edu

Projectors, video cameras, display/monitors, audio systems, video/audio recorders and players, a/v supplies

Xerox

PantherBuy
 
 

Joe SeNay, Account Manager

412-824-5222

joes@lerro.com

Cole Kurtz

412-624-6079

ckurtz@cfo.pitt.edu

Lerro

PantherBuy
PA
 

Steve Acri, Account Manager

412-390-0803

steve.acri@smarterguys.com

Cole Kurtz

412-624-6079

ckurtz@cfo.pitt.edu

SMARTSolution Technologies
PantherBuy
PA

Mike Novak, Account Manager

412-782-8210

mnovak@rodata.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Large-scale video conferencing

Rodata

PRISM
PA

 

Cell phones, Blackberries

 

Jeff Kuhns, Education Account Manager

412-855-1124

Jeff.Kuhns@verizonwireless.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Cell phones and plans, Blackberries
   

Doris Phillips, Account Manager

412-327-0621

dp224e@att.com

Rebecca Alcantara, Retail Store Manager

412-803-3600

Ra5884@att.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

   
 

 

Michael Jillisky
Regional Account Manager (OH, KY, PA)
T-Mobile U.S.A.
Office: 614.854.7332
Mobile: 614.717.3133
Michael.Jillisky@T-Mobile.com

 

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

    Yes

Communications-Pagers

USA Mobility (Arch Wireless)

Stephen Flinn, Account Executive

412-921-2233 ext 204

steve.flinn@usamobility.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Paging devices  
PRISM
   

American Messaging (formerly Verizon Wireless Paging Solutions)

Mary K Rosenberg, Account Executive

216-359-6118 ext 1023

mary.rosenberg@americanmessaging.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

 
PRISM
   
Computers

Dell

 

Pam Deivernois, Account Executive

724-713-3639

pam.deivernois@dell.com

Ken Reneau, Inside Sales

800.513.9302

ken_reneau@dell.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Desktop and laptop computers, servers, computer peripherals

Dell

PantherBuy

 

Yes

Lenovo

 


Cindy Gilchrist
Account Executive
Lenovo Public Sector
Pittsburgh, PA
412-319-7657 Office
412-996-6464 Cell
CGilchrist@Lenovo.com 

Gil Smith, Inside Sales
Public Sector-NE, Lenovo US
Morrisville, NC
919-804-6842
gsmith2@lenovo.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Lenovo

PantherBuy

Yes

Apple

 

Brett Davis, Account Executive

(412) 551- 1113

bdavis@apple.com


Wendi Mote, Executive Account Manager
Inside Sales
512-674-6818
mote@apple.com

 

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Apple

PantherBuy

   

Richard Bingham:

Computers, Servers and Storage

Enterprise Account Manager

Hewlett-Packard Company

Mobile: 814.758.4969

richard.bingham@hp.com 

Anthony Stewart
Imaging & Printing Group
Account Manager
NJ,PA, DE Public Sector & Education
Cell: 609-433-2473
Phone: 609-298-4227
Fax: 609-228-1068
Technical Support: 800-334-5144

Jill Hamilton:

Printers, Toners and Ink Cartridges

484.382.1007

jill.hamilton@hp.com

 

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

 
PRISM
   

Computer Software - must purchase via CSSD Software Licensing Program

Microsoft Campus Agreement for Windows, Office Suite, Visual Studio, SharePoint

    Computer software  

Requisition to CSSD

DBE

Discounts for faculty and staff; no charge for students

 

Microsoft Select Agreement covering other Microsoft products such as Server, Project, Visio

   

Requisition to CSSD

DBE

Yes

Identity Finder

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

No charge

Adobe

   

Requisition to CSSD

DBE

 

ArcGIS

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

AutoCad

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

 

CompuTrace Plus

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

Corel

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

 

CSLG

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

 

Endnote

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

MAC OS X

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Discounts for faculty and staff; no charge for students

Mathcad

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

Mathematica

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

Matlab

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

 

Minitab

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

Novell Netware

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

 

Oracle

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Students receive discounts only on select products

Parallels

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Discounts for faculty and staff; no charge for students

S-Plus

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

SPSS

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

SAS

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

Yes

Sun Workstation

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

 

Symantic Endpoint Protection

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

No charge

Maple

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

 

SecureZip

   

Requisition to CSSD

 

 

Computer supplies

GovConnection

 

 

MaryEllen Montplaisir

Senior Executive Account Manager

mmontplaisir@govconnection.com

Melanie Iacurci

Account Manager

miacurci@govconnection.com

Mark Williams

Dedicated Sales Support

mwilliams@govconnection.com

Dedicated University of Pittsburgh Phone::

800-986-2316

John Robinson

BDM Outside Sales Representative

jrobinson@govconnection.com

Phone:  954-579-4463

 

Gary Hussar

412-624-6106

ghussar@cfo.pitt.edu

Computer peripherals, toner/ink cartridges, laser ink jet cartridges, storage media, software, PDAs, handheld PCs, monitors

GovConnection

PantherBuy

 

Yes

Angie Bania, Account Executive

(947) 419-8214

angieandkelly@cdwg.com

Brian O’Callaghan

angieandbrian@cdwg.com

877-208-4881

 

Gary Hussar

412-624-6106

ghussar@cfo.pitt.edu

CDW-G

PantherBuy
 
Yes

Copiers via University Business Operations Department

Van Dyk Business Systems

Shawn K. Madden

Vice President of Sales

(412) 279-1400 x 203

Julie Gismondi

412-624-2707

jgismondi@cfo.pitt.edu

Copiers, fax equipment, copier and fax supplies

 

PantherBuy

PA

 

Equipment maintenance

Specialty Underwriters

Shelley Tilghman, Account Manager

(414) 331-0039

stilghman@su-group.com

Mike Durica

412-624-8586

mdurica@cfo.pitt.edu

Equipment service and maintenance services

SU

Contact Specialty Underwriters:

Jacki Blaha

(800-558-9910 x2757 )

   

Facilities management supplies

Grainger

Jeff Rhodes, Account Manager

(724) 797-3702

jeffrey.rhodes@grainger.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Adhesives, cleaning & painting, electrical, lighting, motors, pumps, safety, tools

Grainger

PantherBuy

 

 

Scott Electric

 

Chuck Konkus, Account Manager

(412) 389-9181

rsmith@scottelectricusa.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Scott

PantherBuy

PA

 

Native Green, LLC

Jon Ahlbrand, Account Executive

(888) 456-6444 x 218

jahlbrand@gonativegreen.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

 
PRISM
DBE
 

Furniture, furnishings

Knoll

Workscape

Nick Evanovich, Account Manager

(412) 920-6300

nevanovich@workscapeinc.com

Bill Rorison, Account Manager

(724) 444-6609

William_G_Rorison@knoll.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Chairs, desks, systems, tables, bookcases, files, cabinets, pedestals

Knoll

PRISM

PA, DBE

 

Steelcase / Franklin Interiors

 

Todd Irwin, Account Manager

(412) 255-4050

tirwin@franklininteriors.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Franklin

PantherBuy

 

 

Dave Whiting, Account Manager

(412) 921-2611

david.whiting@ki.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Fixed seating for classrooms, auditoriums

KI

PRISM
   

Bob Darkey, Account Manager

(724) 453-3199

darkey@verizon.net

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Residence hall furniture

Adden

PRISM
   

Len Zalno, Account Manager

(412) 279-7676 x 15

zalno@prssystems.com

Mike Durica

412-624-8586

mdurica@cfo.pitt.edu

Record and material storage systems

Penn Records

PRISM
   

Gases

Valley National Gases, Inc

Barry Griffith, Account Executive

(412) 292-9836

b_griffith@vngas.com

 

Jim Steffey, Inside Sales

(412) 469 -1411

j_steffey@vngas.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

Industrial gases, fuel gases, specialty gases

VNG

PantherBuy

PA

 

IT and Electronic Supplies Anixter

Daniel Murphy

District Sales Manager

Enterprise Cabling Solutions & Security

Phone: (412) 494-4300

Fax: (412) 494-4332

Cell: (412) 667-2657

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

IT and electronic parts, cables and supplies, hardware   PantherBuy    
Office Supplies Office Depot

Kelly Knetzer, Account Manager

(877) 353-9100 x 4104

kelly.knetzer@officedepot.com

 

 

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Writing instruments, binders, folders, business cases, calendars, organizers, PDAs, desk supplies, toner, ink cartridges, paper

Office Depot

PantherBuy
  Yes
Photographic equipment, supplies

Garcia Marketing, Inc.

 

Thomas Garcia, Account Executive

(724) 869-0100

gmavfoto@verizon.net

Cole Kurtz

412-624-6079

ckurtz@cfo.pitt.edu

Cameras, photographic supplies, film, video equipment  

PantherBuy

PA, DBE

 

Radioactive Substances

MP Biomedicals (formerly ICN)

 

Mark Aufdenkamp, Account Manager

(440) 337-1200 x 192

mark.aufdenkamp@mpbio.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

Radiochemicals, radiopharmaceutical isotopes

MP Biomedicals

PantherBuy

 

 

PerkinElmer

 

Rick Belcher, Account Manager

(937) 269-3452

rick.belcher@perkinelmer.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

 

Radiochemicals, radiopharmaceutical isotopes

PerkinElmer

PantherBuy

 

 

Scientific, medical chemicals

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Brian Gribble, Account Manager

(412)454-7407

brian_gribble@bio-rad.com

Paula Carpinelli

412-624-6208

pcarpinelli@cfo.pitt.edu

Biochemicals, convenience reagents, modifying enzymes, PCR & sequencing

Bio-Rad

PantherBuy

 

 

Sigma Aldrich

Karen Gallick, Account Manager

(412) 841-7821

karen.gallick@sial.com

Cole Kurtz

412-624-6079

ckurtz@cfo.pitt.edu

Sigma

PantherBuy

 

 

Affymetrix (formerly USB Corporation)

Heather Hurley, Account Manager

(440) 371-2855

heather_hurley@affymetrix.com

Cole Kurtz

412-624-6079

ckurtz@cfo.pitt.edu

Affymetrix

PantherBuy

 

 

Life Technologies (formerly Invitrogen)

Kim Wright, Account Manager

(724) 208-9500

kim.wright@invitrogen.com

Mike Durica

412-624-8586

mdurica@cfo.pitt.edu

Invitrogen

PantherBuy

 

  

Spectrum Chemical& Laboratory Products


Melissa Kohlberger
Sales Account Executive
Office: 800 772 8786 x 5672
Fax: 240-510-9519
Cell: 845-987-4737
mkohlberger@spectrumchemical.com

 

Paula Carpinelli

412-624-6208

pcarpinelli@cfo.pitt.edu

Spectrum

PantherBuy

DBE

 

Theresa Couch

Regional Channel Manager

(301) 928-8034

theresa.couch@roche.com

Cole Kurtz

412-624-6079

ckurtz@cfo.pitt.edu

Roche

PantherBuy    

Scott Stetor, Account Manager

(724) 263-4382

scott.stetor@qiagen.com

Mike Durica

412-624-8586

mdurica@cfo.pitt.edu

Qiagen

PantherBuy
   

Matt Whitcomb, Account Manager

(215) 584-6080

mwhitcomb@gembio.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

Gemini

 PantherBuy    

Celeste Luketic, Account Manager
(724) 719-0445
celeste.luketic@merckgroup.com

Paula Carpinelli

412-624-6208

pcarpinelli@cfo.pitt.edu

EMD Millipore Corporation

 PRISM    

Dan Graziano, Account Manager

(724)814-0442

dan.graziano@miltenyibiotec.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

   PantherBuy    

Jeff Williams, Account Manager

(330) 284-3530

jwilliams@idtdna.com

Paula Carpinelli

412-624-6208

pcarpinelli@cfo.pitt.edu

IDT

 PantherBuy    

MP Biomedicals (formerly ICN)

 

Mark Aufdenkamp, Account Manager

(440) 337-1200 x 192

mark.aufdenkamp@mpbio.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

MP Biomedicals

PantherBuy

   

Joe Bonventre, Account Manager

(978) 380-7218

bonventre@neb.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

NEB

 PantherBuy    

Andrew Ward, Account Manager

(978) 766-4524

award@cellsignal.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

Cell

 PantherBuy    
Scientific, lab furniture

Sherri Hoe, Account Manager

(724) 459-5528

shoe@smith-schaefer.com

Carl DePasquale

412-624-6204

cdepasquale@cfo.pitt.edu

Fume hoods, lab seating, worktops, safety cabinets

Fisher Hamilton

PRISM
   

Mike Stahler, Account Manager

(412) 370-8254

michael_stahler@vwr.com

Brandy Geyer, Customer Service

(412) 580-5402

brandy_geyer@vwr.com

Mike Durica

412-624-8586

mdurica@cfo.pitt.edu

VWR Lab Furn
PRISM
   

Scientific, medical equipment

PerkinElmer

Rick Belcher, Account Manager

(937) 269-3452

rick.belcher@perkinelmer.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

 

Laboratory equipment, microscopes, chromatography equipment, spectroscopy equipment, cryogenic equipment,special freezers

PerkinElmer

PantherBuy

 

 

Eli Absey, Account Manager

(724) 579-4352

eli_absey@waters.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

Waters

PRISM
   

Nikon Instruments Inc.

Adam Henry, Account Manager

(412)849-3993

ahenry@nikon.net

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

Nikon

PRISM

 

 

Sanyo North America

Mike Marciniak, Account Manager

(847) 530-1555

Michael.Marciniak@us.panasonic.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

Sanyo

PantherBuy
   
DAI Scientific Equipment

Doug Kelly, Account Manager

(724) 600-6445

doug.kelly@daiscientific.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

DAI

PRISM
   
The Baker Company

Cybelle Guerrero, Account Manager

(877) 632-5942

cguerrero@bakerco.com

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

Baker

PRISM
   
Molecular Devices

Frank O'Hare, Account Manager

frank.o'hare@moldev.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

Molecular Devices

PantherBuy
   

Scientific, medical supplies

Fisher Scientific

Mary Ann Prignon, Account Manager
(412) 512-4064
mary.prignon@thermofisher.com

Nikki Barnes, On-site Representative
(412) 624-6209
nikki.barnes@thermofisher.com

 

 

Mike Durica
(412) 624-8586
mdurica@cfo.pitt.edu
Laboratory supplies and consumables http://www.cfo.pitt.edu/purchasing/images/clip_image002.gif
Fisher Scientific
PantherBuy PA  

Justin Kirit, Account Manager

(412) 952-3442

jkirit@bioexpress.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

BioExpress

  PantherBuy
   

VWR International

Mike Stahler, Account Manager

(412) 370-8254

michael_stahler@vwr.com

Brandy Geyer, Customer Service

(412) 580-5402

brandy_geyer@vwr.com

Mike Durica

412-624-8586

mdurica@cfo.pitt.edu

VWR

PantherBuy

 PA

 

COSH Healthcare, Ltd.

Ron Shinault, CEO/Exec VP

(770) 939-2007

ron@cosh-healthcare.com

Karen Shinault, Account Executive

(770) 939-2007

karen@cosh-healthcare.net

Paula Carpinelli

412-624-6208

pcarpinelli@cfo.pitt.edu

Cosh

PantherBuy

DBE

 

Ryan Kuna, Sales Representative
(585) 208-4864 mobile
rkuna@LPSinc.com
http://www.LPSinc.com

Paula Carpinelli

412-624-6208

pcarpinelli@cfo.pitt.edu

LPS

PantherBuy
   

 

Andrew Berry, Product Support Specialist

Greg Pomykata, Sales Manager - Eastern Division

Contact either Greg or Barry:
Ph: (828) 465-4000

Fax: (828) 465-4003

email: sales@sarstedt.us

 

Mary Vey

mvey@cfo.pitt.edu

412-624-8720

Sarstedt

PantherBuy
   

Tim Stewart, Sales Specialist

(724) 494-9787

timothy_stewart@bd.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

BD Biosciences

Fisher LogoPantherBuy
   

Mark Smith, Account Manager

(301) 717-1341

mark@lspinc.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

Life Science Products

PantherBuy
   

Rainin Instrument

Dave Lassige, Account Manager

(724) 288-3610

david.lassige@rainin.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

Rainin

PantherBuy
   

Tom Dent, Account Manager
Life Science Group Agilent Technologies
(216) 544-4136
Thomas.Dent@agilent.com
www.agilent.com

Paula Carpinelli

412-624-6208

pcarpinelli@cfo.pitt.edu

Agilent Technologies

Brandon Hanna, Account Manager

(612) 362-8833

brandon.hanna@rndsystems.com

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

R&D Systems

Scientific, pharmaceuticals

Ray DeSanto, Account Manager

(412) 292-5678

rdesanto@pssd.com

Paula Carpinelli

412-624-6208

pcarpinelli@cfo.pitt.edu

Laboratory supplies, consumables and pharmaceuticals

 

PSS

PantherBuy
   
Services/Consultant

Galloway, Edward Andrew, Faculty

(412) 244-7524

edwardg@pitt.edu

Dave Casale

412-624-6235

dcasale@cfo.pitt.edu

External records storage

BRM

PRISM
   
Utilities

Graylen Waggoner, Program Lead

(412) 927-0506

waggonerg@firstenergycorp.com

 

  Electric Generation       Yes
Web Conferencing     Web Conferencing  

Submit a service request at :

http://technology.pitt.edu

/forms/TSR/

WebConferencing.aspx

   

 

* DBE - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise      PA - Pennsylvania supplier

 

** Suppliers accept PRISM and P-Card orders, but PantherBuy is the preferred method


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