The Procurement Office is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services for the University community in a manner which ensures the best value for the University.
Villanova University’s current contract with UPS ended on April 24, 2022, ending substantial discount rates that the University received. The University currently has a temporary six-month contract extension in effect while the Procurement Office works with other agencies and buying groups to find a more favorable plan for the University. Please be aware that you may experience a 30-60% increase in shipping costs due to this new contract extension based on world events and the increased fuel costs required for shipping. These increases, even though they are substantial, are less than shipping via a non-Villanova UPS account or shipping via Fed Ex, in most cases.
As soon as our contact has been renegotiated, the Procurement Office will inform the University.
Questions can be addressed to John Durham.
The Procurement Office is happy to announce a new NOVABuy Punch Out vendor- The Bouquet Shop. Locatd under Misc., this punch out replaces 1-800-Flowers and offers a 15% discount on all purchases. The Bouquet Shop has provided the Philadelphia Main Line and sourrounding areas with the freshest, most beautiful flowers available. They have worked with the University for many years, and always provide excellent service and beautiful floral arrangements. Please review The Bouquet Shop contract for more information.