Purchasing Programs

Contact information for inquiries regarding cost-saving opportunities through The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges. 
Programs available to members through OFIC agreements with individual donors/vendors and other collaborative agreements with the Sourcing Alliance and The Coalition.

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Athletics | EnergyFacility MaintenanceInsurance and Medical BenefitsInformation Technology
Office Supplies, Equipment, Furniture and PrintingPhoto and Video Equipment
Procurement ProgramsPromotionalServicesShippingSoftwareWireless


Athletics

Sports Energy/Hydration Replacement - ENERGICE

 For more detail  go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com
 

Sports Nutrition Supplementsmuscle elements (Me)

For more detail  go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com


Energy

Aggregate Solar Program - GEM Energy, the Collaborative, Inc and First Solar

This program allows colleges and universities to use solar power to reduce campus and operational costs and take advantage of available financing options. No out-of-pocket cost to the institution for installation of solar array.  Energy pricing dependent on number of participating OFIC members. www.gemenergy.com


Greg Steenrod
Vice President
GEM Energy
419-270-7138


Jason Slattery
Rudolph Libbe Inc.
419-725-3104
jslattery@rlcos.com


Electricity and Natural Gas - OnDemand

Negotiation of final contract through various suppliers to obtain best pricing. For more detail go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers".

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com


Facility Maintenance

Fastenal (The Coalition)

Supply of full line of industrial supply, MRO and facilities maintenance items at discount rates.  Supply solutions for plant services, facility management and environmental services staff.

Zach Wise
TCPN Contract Manager
Fastenal Company
507-313-7206
zwise@fastenal.com

 

Electrical Supplies/Shop Supplies/Tools

High-performance maintenance & repair products; maintenance & repair industry experts on-site & hands-on to ensure you have the rights products and your staff is properly trained in safety & best practices; management of inventory.   

 For more detail go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.    

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com       

 

Janitorial Sanitation

For more detail  go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com

 

Janitorial ServicesMarsden Services, Scioto Services 

For more detail  go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.    

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com

 

Probiotic Cleaning Solutions - Airbiotics

For more detail go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”. 

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com                                                                          


Insurance and Medical Benefits

Employee Health Care Insurance - UnitedHealthcare (The Coalition)

Unique, holistic solution for faculty and staff of participating institutions including group medical, pharmacy, a portfolio of clinical and wellness solutions, consumer tools and programs all designed to help drive convenient affordable health care.

Michael VanGavree
Affinity LTC,LLC
717-737-3060 ext. 300

R. Christopher Costin
UnitedHealthCare
(502) 318-1861
robert_c_costin@uhc.com
 

Pharmacy Benefit ManagementOptum Rx & CVS Caremark

Management of prescription drug benefits of employers

For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com
 

Student Health Care InsuranceUnitedHealthcare StudentResources/First Risk Advisors (The Coalition)

A more affordable and flexible consortium student health insurance plan to meet the health insurance needs of today’s college students, including those required to have coverage, such as international students and student athletes.

First Risk Advisors (FRA) fully manages and personally services all of the school’s and student’s needs. FRA attends orientations to inform students and parents, and is onsite to personally enroll students in the plan.

Al Marinucci
UnitedHealthCare
267-880-2300
amarinucci@firstriskadvisors.com
 

Accident Insurance - Pan American Life Insurance Group (The Coalition)

Three Accident Insurance programs discounted exclusively for member institutions:  1) Travel Medical & Accident Coverage Abroad, 2) Intercollegiate Sports, and 3) Mandatory Student, Faculty & Staff Accident coverages. Program features include customization, risk pooling, network discounts, and coordination with other plans.

Grant S. Mathews
Director, Business Development & Support, U.S. Benefits
Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Phone: 214-291-749
Mobile: 817-807-1460
gmathews@palig.com
 

Home & Auto Insurance Policies - Liberty Mutual(The Coalition)

 Benefits:

1.  Group discounts on auto, home & renter’s insurance
2.  Buy online, by phone, at local office or on-site representative
3.  Continuous enrollment program

Michael VanGavree
Affinity LTC,LLC
717-737-3060 ext. 300
mike@affinityltc.com

Mark Enright
866-424-7756
Mark.Enright@LibertyMutual.com

 

Long-term care insuranceAffinityLTC , LLC (The Coalition)
(formerly Professional Insurance LLC) and Genworth Life Insurance Company

Benefits:

1.  No institution size restriction
2.  Significant group discount
3.  Program fully portable
4.  Website built for each participant
5.  Employee family members eligible

Amy Ewbank
AffiinityLTC, LLC
717-737-3060 ext. 301
amy@affinityltc.com

Mike VanGavree
AffiinityLTC, LLC
717-737-3060 ext. 300
mike@affinityltc.com


Information Technology

Discount online training services - Hoonuit by Atomic Learning

Online professional learning designed to build out faculty, staff, and students’ technical and professional skills. Provide faculty and staff development, support student success, and improve technology skills throughout your campus with unlimited access to personalized learning.

Discount options are available.  The Hoonuit educational consultant will provide details.

Dan Rekstad
Education Sales Consultant
866-259-6890 Ext 161  Toll-free
320-631-5909  Direct
drekstad@hoonuit.com
 

Electronic payment processing and PCI compliance assistance - Nelnet Business Solutions (The Coalition)

eBilling & ePayment, actively managed tuition payment plans (including pending aid tracking & refund management) cashiering and online departmental payments.

Paul Aries
Regional Vice President\
850-811-1079
Paul.aries@nelnet.net
 

Grant Management - StreamLink 

Grant management technology for non-profit and public sector entities offerseasy-to-use interface, reliable, secure, and fully auditable system, detailed reporting capabilities, and more.  For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com
 

Merchant Services - USPay 

Credit card processing, i.e. credit terminals, web-enabled terminal. For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com
 

Payroll Accounting Software - Patriot Software 

For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com

 

PCI certified electronic payment processing - CASHNet®  (The Coalition)

Enables colleges and universities to accept any payment, anytime, anywhere® and create greater efficiency and enhanced customer service for students and institutions.

Mike Sullivan
VP of Sales
(888) 688-7728
Mike.Sullivan@blackboard.com
 

Software-as-a-service e-payments platform - Paymerang (formerly AP Advantage ™)  (The Coalition)

Allows institutions to consolidate the use of multiple bank services (ACH, check, and card payments) into one simple e-payment solution. Paymerang does everything from supplier enrollment to payment processing and reconcilement, and your institution earns Cash rebates. 

Brian Cook
SVP - Higher Education
Paymerang
(c) 804.317.9229
bcook@paymerang.com
 

Technology - Office Depot

Solutions for the workplace

For more detail  go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com
 

Website Analytics - diib

A platform to manage all of your analytics, gauge performance and identify growth opportunities.

For more detail  go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com


Office Supplies, Equipment, Furniture and Printing

Office Equipment - Com.Doc & Office Depot

For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com
 

Office Supplies and Furniture - Office Depot

For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com
 

Managed Print Services - ComDoc

Workflow assessment delivers a comprehensive analysis of customers’ printing & copying needs, for a data-driven, custom solution to optimize workflow and cuts costs while allowing customers flexibility in  print management choices. For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com


Photo and Video Equipment

Photo & Video Equipment - B&H 

For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com


Procurement Programs

Rebate Procurement Card (PCard) - JPMorgan CHASE (The Coalition)

Benefits:

1.  Rebate based on average annual spend per card – rebate % increases with spend volume
2.  Only 10 cards and $100K annual spend required for participation
3.  No cost for web-based software
4.  No transaction fees
5.  Simplifies billing/payment process
6.  Percentage of total rebate amount varies based on date of payment (30-day grace period, 60-day, etc.)

Erik Inderbitzen
JPMC National Head of Sales
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
951-338-0449
erik.n.inderbitzen@jpmorgan.com

 

Sourcing Solutions - E & I Cooperative Services (The Coalition)

www.eandi.org

Reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies.  E&I Cooperative Services is a sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions and services to higher education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of more than 100 competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement platforms and consulting services to help them source effectively.

Todd Raeder (backup contact)
Exec. Dir., Member Relations, Eastern Reg.
Ph:  847-749-4700
traeder@eandi.org

Cathy Boyd (primary contact for OFIC members)
Ph: 216-403-8900
cboyd@eandi.org

 

Contract & Supplier Management - ProcureSafe

Offers affordable service assisting in supplier management, contract management and professional services

For more detail go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.   

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com


Promotional

Promotional Merchandise - GPi

Competitive prices on promotional merchandise and branded apparel.

For more detail go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.   

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com

 

Employer Appreciation - Viperks

Cloud-based employer discount /appreciation program on top consumer brands and products through member-branded web portal.

For more detail go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.   

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com


Services

Background Screening - CastleBranch (The Coalition)

Technology-driven background screening solutions for students and workforce, including employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers and more.

Katie Giacalone
Director of Sales
910-815-3880 ext. 7155
katieg@castlebranch.com

 

Background Screening - Sterling Talent Solutions

Employment screenings and hiring solutions

 For more detail  go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.   

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com

 

Business Financing - Biz Capital Group

Financing for business owners using large network of lenders and service providers.

For more detail  go to Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.   

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com

 

Identity Theft Protection - LifeLock

Safeguards against fraudulent use of participant’s finances, credit & good name.  

For LifeLock’s 5 points of protection or more info seeSourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.    

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com

 

Legal Services - Treps Legal

Offers a unique blend of cost-effective legal and business expertise. For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com

 

Security Services - Scioto Services

Security audits & assessments, uniformed offices, personal protection, training & consulting in dealing with security issues such as workplace violence prevention, and much more. For more detail see Sourcing Alliance website http://www.sourcingalliance.org & click on “programs & suppliers”.  

Regan Cellura
Manager of Operations
216-587-0500 ext. 122
regan.cellura@collaborent.com


Shipping

UPS Shipping Services United Parcel Service (UPS)

OFIC members participating in this program receive discounted shipping rates on a weekly basis.  The discount percentage is based on cumulative shipping by all participating OFIC members and OFIC.  

Judy Moehl, OFIC
614-469-1950 ext.  109
moehl@ofic.org 

If your institution is not already receiving a discount on UPS shipping and you wish to take advantage of this program, contact Judy with your institution’s UPS account numbers, a contact person and that person’s e-mail and phone number.  Judy will provide that information to Julia Manning, OFIC’s UPS representative.  (You may have more than one account, as there may be multiple pick-up points.  All accounts will receive the discount.)  Ms. Manning will contact you to answer any questions you may have, provide details of the program and add your accounts to the UPS/OFIC participation list.


Software

Microsoft Software Licensing - PCM

By licensing Microsoft products under the OFIC/Microsoft campus volume licensing agreement, participants realize significant savings over licensing directly from Microsoft.

Participation in the OFIC/Microsoft Campus Volume Licensing Agreement also makes OFIC members eligible for the Microsoft Select program, which allows licensing for specific campus areas.

Reseller rep automatically contacts participants regarding contract renewal.  Sends OFIC base contract for signing - members sign customized purchase agreements according to their software needs.  

Chad Adams, Account Executive
PCM
chadadams@pcm.com
314-219-7251

Judy Moehl, OFIC
Moehl@ofic.org


Wireless

AT&T Mobility - AT&T

Cell phone service, equipment & accessories for the institution,  faculty & staff and students. Savings are 20% for institution, 15% for faculty/employees and 10% for students. 

Messaging Toolkit
Campus Guide
Mobile Barcode service for Higher Ed.

Garrett Gauntner
Mobility Solutions Account Mgr - Govt./Higher Ed
(614) 787-3025
garrett.gauntner@att.com

Ben Dutchess
bd907u@att.com
Represents OFIC members in northern Ohio

Lois Gardner
lg1616@att.com
Represents OFIC members in southern Ohio

Note:  Mr. Gauntner is the primary contact for issues regarding the corporate (institution) lines.  Mr. Dutchess is the point of contact regarding issues for faculty, staff & students at OFIC member campuses in the northern half of Ohio.  Ms. Gardner is the contact for faculty, staff & students on OFIC campuses in the southern half.  If you are not sure which representative should be contacted, copy both on an e-mail, and your inquiry will be handled appropriately.