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The University has entered into a new, primary supplier agreement with Specialty Underwriters to provide an equipment maintenance program as an innovative alternative to traditional “"Original Equipment Maintenance (OEM)" agreements.  This program offers a significant cost savings opportunity to departments without negatively affecting the service provider or the quality and timeliness of equipment repair and service. Under this new program with Specialty Underwriters, University departments can continue to receive support from the same service providers they currently use.


This program is the result of a Primary Supplier Award from RFP 435954 for Laboratory Equipment Maintenance & Services, which included participation from the University’s Life Sciences Procurement Advisory Group.


Contact Information

To request more information on this program, an in-person meeting, or a formal price quotation, please contact either of the Specialty Underwriters representatives listed below.


Supplier Contact Information

BEN Buys Supplier #:


Specialty Underwriters
Account Representative:

Taylor Rammelt

Office Phone: (800) 558-9910 ext. 2718

Cell Phone: (262) 989-7723


Specialty Underwriters
Business Manager:

Elaine Wilson
Office Phone: (800) 558-9910 ext. 2123

Cell Phone: (262) 939-0269


How to Obtain a Price Quotation

  • If your equipment is currently under a maintenance contract, send a copy of your current contract to the Specialty Underwriters contact listed above.
  • If your equipment is not under a maintenance contract, please submit the following information to the Specialty Underwriters contact listed above.
    • Equipment description
    • Make, model, serial number
    • Required coverage’s
    • Equipment location
    • Original purchase price (if available)


Buying Method

A BEN Buys purchase order must be issued to Specialty Underwriters for the quoted price.

About the Program - Discounts, Promotions & Service Offerings

The University first implemented this program on April 16, 2006.  Based on the past 13 years of experience managing the universities program and in an effort to meet the evolving needs of the university departments, SU has been able to evaluate our past service offerings and program value and make some improvements to guarantee “best price” as well as to better serve the UPENN community in the coming years.  Based on past performance and concerns regarding “uncovered” expenses, SU is pleased to offer UPENN Premier Protection which provides a 28% discount off OEM reasonable or customary list price agreements as well as enhanced coverage’s for service events that fall outside the scope of standard contract coverages.


For additional information and details on the UPENN Premier Protection program, please contact the Account Representative.