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Preferred & Strategic Provider Program

Through our Preferred and Strategic Provider Program, you have access to a pre-qualified group of best-in-service suppliers who have contractually agreed to meet the University’s business requirements and provide preferential pricing for the Penn community. All Preferred and Strategic Providers have assigned a dedicated account representative and customer service support person to the Penn account. In addition, the University's competitive bidding requirement is waived when a purchase with an aggregate value of $5,000 or more is made from a Preferred or Strategic Provider.

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Preferred Providers

With a Preferred Provider, you can expect:

  • Preferred pricing
  • Timely response to inquiries and requests
  • Advice on quality, cost and time saving options and alternatives
  • On-going communication around schedule and project scope changes
  • Timely delivery to the designated location
  • Consistent invoicing practices and understanding of Penn’s billing process
  • FSC Certification
  • Knowledge of Penn’s branding standards and use requirements
 View Penn's Preferred Designers and Printers

 


Strategic Providers

Strategic Providers are long-term, cooperative business partners that are committed to leveraging their operational capabilities to achieve significant ongoing benefits for the University. These include providing superior price, delivery, responsiveness, technology, and quality to Penn customers. In return, Penn provides these suppliers greater visibility and access to the Penn Community.

Penn's Strategic Providers are:

  • Articus – for all your media planning and buying and campaign management needs.
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