Furniture

Purchasing furniture

There are two mandatory state-wide contracts for furniture purchases. The first mandatory contracted furniture vendor is Badger State Industries (BSI). BSI must be given the first opportunity at quoting all of our office furniture. If BSI is unable to meet your needs, they will provide you with a waiver. You must have a waiver from BSI before using the secondary mandatory furniture contract. If you receive a waiver from BSI, you must also work with Purchasing to navigate the secondary mandatory furniture contract.

Mandatory Statewide Office Furniture Contract - Badger State Industries

The secondary mandatory furniture contract contains approximately 57 different vendors based on categories of furniture, manufacturers and authorized dealers. If you have a waiver from BSI, contact Purchasing to assist you with finding the appropriate vendors on this contract based on your furniture specifications.

Secondary Mandatory Statewide Office Furniture Contract

The following categories are specifically excluded from the scope of products and services on these contracts:

  • Used or refurbished furniture of any kind
  • Laboratory furniture
  • Student housing furniture
  • Dormitory furniture including beds, desks and wardrobes

*While these categories are exempt from the mandatory contracts, the regular procurement process must still be followed. Refer to purchasing homepage for dollar thresholds.

BSI has several options for desktop models and standing desk units.

Staples on Shop@UW also has an Ergotron desktop model. *You do not need a waiver from BSI to purchase the Ergotron desktop sit-to-stand desk from Staples on Shop@UW.

The ASK Center has a selection of sample chairs available to view or check out if you need to purchase a new chair for your desk or office space. All of the samples are models from pre-approved vendors as outlined in the above mandatory furniture contracts. The samples have been carefully selected to ease the process of purchasing your office chair. You also have the flexibility to choose your own fabrics and materials from a variety of styles of chairs and price points. Schedule your appointment with the ASK Center at askcenter@uwec.edu today!

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