Interuniversity Services Incorporated (ISI) coordinates and administers material and service agreements on behalf of our member institutions. The types of agreements in place include photocopiers, paper supplies, elevator maintenance, courier services, stationery, and employee benefits. Using the combined purchasing power of the member institutions, substantial cost reductions are realized.
Through liaison with, and the consensus of, selection committees such as Procurement Managers, Personnel Directors, and Facilities Managers of the member institutions, requirements are tendered, evaluated, and awarded to qualified vendors. A combination of the following factors is used to evaluate bids and award agreements:
- conformance to specifications
- a supplier’s ability to provide the required material or services in the manner required by the members
- a supplier’s previous record of performance
- competitive pricing
- the overall best value
In addition, ISI acts as a clearinghouse for vendor and product information, specifications, and sourcing.