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Exclusive Use Campus Wide Agreements


The Office of Procurement Services has contracted with 2 certified HUB vendors for office supplies - Today's Business Solutions an Office Max partner, and Summus Industries, the partner with Staples.  Both vendors provide the University with significant savings on a wide variety of products and excellent customer services.  Below is information on each provider.  Please note these vendors are our exclusive partners, and use of these contracts is mandatory. 

The Campus delivery schedule for both vendors is Tuesday & Thursdays, which is in alignment with University sustainability policy.


All UT Arlington departments can order supplies for desktop delivery directly from TBS website at  Please complete the 'Username or Password Request' under QUICK LINKS in order to receive University pricing.

On the TBS website, please see the 'FAQ Brochure', which contains information on how to set up your account, order a paper catalog without setting up an account.

If your department has an immediate/emergency need for an office supply that cannot wait for the normal delivery schedule, or if an employee is in travel status and needs an item quickly, then please contact Julia Cornwell for the University’s Retail Card that can be presented at a local OfficeMax store. Using this card will ensure you are receiving our discounted pricing on core list items at all local and national OfficeMax retails stores.

Arlington locations:


1303 North Collins, Ste. 501

North Arlington, TX 76011

Phone: (817) 860-7052

Hours: M-F: 8-9, Sat: 9-7, Sun: 11-6

Cooper Street Plaza

4619 South Cooper South Arlington, TX 76017

Phone: (817) 472-5194

Hours: M-F: 8-9, Sat: 9-7, Sun: 11-6

Summus Industries

To set up a profile please contact Fabiola Garza at

With innovative products and services, Summus/Staples make it easy to get the office essentials you need to help run your business more smoothly.

Service, savings and expertise. Delivered. That's the Summus/Staples offering.

From your dedicated Account Manager to your customer service representatives, you'll get a full team committed to delivering you the best service and savings possible.

Note:  The minimum order size is $25.00.

Customer Service


Summus Industries Account Manager

New Agreement for Industrial and Specialty Gases and Related Supplies

The Office of Procurement Services is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Airgas USA, LLC as the University’s exclusive supplier for industrial and specialty gases and related products (excluding bulk liquid nitrogen tanks) effective immediately. Airgas was selected as the supplier of choice for gases and related supplies campus-wide based on their current contract with E&I Cooperative Services (E&I Master Agreement #CNR01362). Airgas was awarded the E&I contract as part of a rigorous competitive solicitation and evaluation process. Utilization of this expanded range of services from Airgas will enable the University and end users to realize many benefits including, but not limited to:

  • Lower overall pricing based on consolidated buying power of E&I Cooperative member institutions
  • A single-point of contact for the University (information provided below)
  • A strong contractual baseline in the E&I Contract
  • Ease of on-line ordering, order and invoice tracking
  • Availability of inventory management and cylinder tracking programs
  • Lab start-up design assistance (free of charge)
  • Largest gas distributor in the industry, now partnered with Air Liquide for added strength
  • Strong local presence and sourcing
  • Safety audits and training

Take a look at this presentation to learn more about Airgas can do for you Click For PowerPoint File 


Contact Airgas

To ensure your department has an account set up with Airgas or to learn more about the benefits Airgas has to offer please contact our campus representative:

Joseph Napieralski

817-201-8311 or

Existing Orders

For those departments that may have an existing or open Purchase Order(s) with another vendor, or are utilizing another vendor via ProCard transactions, please plan to use Airgas going forward for your gases and related products.


Please reference E&I Master Agreement #CNR01362 on all requisitions and/or orders.

Dell Computer Logo


After evaluating several options over the last few months, the University Offices of Procurement Services and Information Technology will be transitioning to a new supplier for Dell products utilizing the UT System Supply Chain Alliance with Dell. This transition offers an improved financial position for the University while remaining largely transparent to end users. Beginning on June 3rd, 2016, all Dell orders will be processed through Summus Industries, Inc. Summus is a long-time UT Arlington, UT System and Dell partner, as well as a certified HUB vendor in the State of Texas. The only notable difference for end users will be to utilize Summus Industries when creating a requisition in UT Share (vendor ID 0000041508, use address 6 for your requisition). For a list of all current approved configurations and pricing, please visit the Office of Information Technology website at

The University has contracted with four (4) companies for charter bus services for fiscal year ’17-18. The new Agreements are effective as of September 1, 2017. The services are inclusive of transportation for day trips within the Dallas/Fort Worth area and overnight trips to destinations outside the DFW area and outside Texas for all university related functions. Use of these contracts is mandatory.  University departments may NOT contract for charter bus services with any company aside from these four (4) companies without prior approval from Procurement Services.  This is to ensure any company transporting university faculty, staff, students and/or guests carries the UT System required levels of insurance.

The contractors are Cowtown Charters, Dan Dipert Coaches, Echo Transportation and Lone Star Coaches. Use of any of these vendors is allowable. There are no primary, secondary, etc. contractors. For individual contract pricing and other information please click the following links:

Dan Dipert pricing

Cowtown Charters pricing

Lone Star Coaches pricing

Echo Transportation pricing

Please contact Joe White at ext. 2-6148 or with questions or for clarification.

UT Arlington's contract for temporary employees for fiscal year 2016-2017 will continue with Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped (TIBH). Use of this contract is mandatory if using a category below.

The University has three (3) categories within this contract:

  • Data Entry Operator:
    • Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Clerical/Receptionist
  • Casual Labor/Maintenance Assistant

For departments needing a temporary employee, please follow the following procedure:

  • Contact either Jennifer Moore (x2066) or Kimberly Smith (x2061) at Staffing for Goodwill Industries at 817-332-7866. Please work with either of the aforementioned individuals to determine the appropriate temporary classification, start date, job assignment, location, etc.
  • Secure a UT Arlington parking permit for the temporary employee.
  • Submit a requisition in UTShare and attach the quote to the requisition. The appropriate category code for temporary employee services is 80111600.
  • Submit the required UTAFlow approval form.
  • Upon approval by the Procurement Office, a purchase order will be forwarded to the requesting department for dissemination to the selected vendor.

Please contact Joe White at ext. 2-6148 or with questions or for clarification.

Click here to review position descriptions and prices.