The Catholic University of America

Preferred Vendors

The Office of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Services is responsible for negotiating and implementing University-wide contract pricing agreements that provide the University with the most cost-effective products and services. These formal supplier agreements are the result of strategic sourcing initiatives that take advantage of the University's buying power.  Preferred suppliers are expected to provide "best-in-class" service and offer contract pricing to all University departments and affiliates.

When negotiating new supplier agreements, we consider the supplier's ability to provide the following:

  • Value:  Strategic sourcing reviews define value not only as a good price, but good quality, service and delivery.
  • Capacity/Distribution:  CUA is decentralized and therefore deliveries must be made directly to offices and laboratories across campus. Suppliers must have the capacity and distribution capabilities to meet these logistics requirements.
  • Electronic Capability:  Suppliers must have the ability to conduct business electronically with web/internet based technologies.  Procurement Services actively promotes electronic procurement including electronic invoicing.
  • Stability:  Suppliers must be both solvent and able to meet long-term contractual obligations.
  • Diversity:  Economic inclusion promotes development and provides the greatest opportunity for community-owned, diversity-owned, woman-owned, and disabled-owned businesses to foster a business relationship with CUA.  Suppliers must be able to demonstrate support for diversity, equity and people with disabilities in the workplace.
  • A Safe Workplace Environment:  Suppliers must have established policies, practices and standards in place that promote a safe and healthy work environment conducive to the principles of the Catholic Church.

Click here for the current Preferred Vendors listing

If you have any question regarding this program please contact Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Services Office at 


CUA Employee Personal Discounts

The Office of Procurement Services has negotiated special rates on a variety of goods and services with many of our preferred vendors that includes discounted pricing extended to The Catholic University's faculty and staff. To view the file, click here.