The University of Arizona Purchasing department has created a Print Supplier Program to help all units on campus save time and money on printing services. Several printing companies are part of this program and each has been evaluated by Printing Services and judged to be superior for printing quality, customer service, pre-press expertise, and ability to meet deadlines and price. Cumulative volume discounts are built into our contracts with these vendors. The more University departments use these selected vendors, the greater the discount the University departments will receive.
- There is no dollar limit on printing purchases through the Print Supplier Program.
- There is no need for an RFP (Request for Proposal).
- You do not have to use the lowest price vendor. You are free to use any vendor in the program who you feel most suits your needs.
How the Program Works
When a department needs a print vendor, that department can contact one or more of the contracted vendors directly for a quote. If a department would like assistance from our staff, we can help obtain quotes and place the order. Some departments like to manage this process themselves; others prefer to rely on the expertise from the Printing Services staff.
Request a Quote from Contracted Vendors
The list above contains Tucson and out-of-town print vendors.
Fill and Submit Billing Form
Once the print vendor has been selected, send the awarded estimate along with the Printing Services Billing Form to:
The department will then work directly with the print vendor to process the printing job. Printing Services will issue a purchase order to the printer for billing. The printing vendor will invoice Printing Services, which bills the department and pays the vendor.
The price that's quoted by the printer (plus tax) is the price that's charged to your account. Vendors pay a 2% administrative fee to the University for streamlining this process for them. It's that simple.