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About Strategic Sourcing Information Technology

Connection, (formerly GovConnection) a provider of computer equipment, supplies and accessories, is a University preferred contract supplier and Penn Marketplace participating supplier.

Connection is dedicated to providing solutions in higher education that meet the specialized needs of individual schools.

About the Contract

The Connection preferred supplier contract is the result of the Purchasing Services partnership with the Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services (E&I), higher education's preferred group purchasing organization. In partnership with E&I, Purchasing Services participates in group purchasing initiatives that will result in improved contracting and cost savings opportunities resulting from the leveraging of buying power with other purchasing organizations in higher education.

Ordering Information

All Connection purchase requests must be processed via the BEN Buys purchasing system. Product and pricing information as well as assistance with special requirements is available from the Connection sales representative listed below.

Contact Information

Supplier Contact Information
BEN Buys Supplier #: 222459
Inside Sales Representative: Mary Ellen Montplaisir
Phone #: 888-294-0260


Purchasing Services encourages faculty and staff to provide feedback on the performance of University preferred suppliers.

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