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Procurement Services

Grainger

Preferred Contract Vendor for MRO Equipment / Supplies / Flooring / Carpet

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William W. (Bill) Grainger founded a wholesale electric motor sales and distribution business in Chicago in 1927. He established the company to provide an efficient solution for customers to access a consistent supply of electric motors. The business was incorporated as W. W. Grainger, Inc. in 1928. Sales in the early days were generated primarily through mail order via post cards and a catalog. The MotorBook, as the catalog was originally called, was the basis for today's Grainger catalog. To improve customer service, Bill Grainger opened a branch in Philadelphia in 1933 and then three additional branches the following year. By 1936, there were 15 branches in operation. It was evident that local branch service would be an integral part of the company's future growth. In 1967, Grainger became a public company, and its stock was traded in the over-the-counter market. Today, Grainger stock is sold under the GWW symbol on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges.

Grainger provides a complete package of soft surface flooring solutions that are focused on campus workplace, learning and living spaces. The flooring products are fully approved for use by established FSU Campus Design standards for quality and long term performance.  Grainger also offers in-stock materials and complete installation labor services for quick response flooring renovations.

Contract Information

A nationally leveraged cooperative contract through the Education and Institutional (E&I) Cooperative Services, Contract #CNR01248

Term:  02/01/2010 - 01/31/2020

Delivery Terms: F.O.B. Destination.

Return Policy: Products may be returned in brand new condition for any reason within 30 days of purchase. Items may be exchanged or returned for a full refund, which will be issued in the same way the product was originally purchased.

How To Order

1. PunchOut Catalog in SpearMart for MRO Equipment / Supplies

Contacts

Grainger Account Executive FSU Procurement Specialist
John Perkins
850-228-9731
john.perkins@grainger.com
Geneva Miller
850-644-9723
gamiller@fsu.edu

 

Special Notes

  • When purchasing equipment using a Special Request requisition, you must select Vendor ID 0000000037, Location 001.
  • Please note FSU account number 810811208 when ordering online with p-card.
  • If you can’t find an item in the catalog please contact the Grainger Account Executive directly or the FSU Procurement Specialist noted above. Be sure to give them a complete description of the item and they may be able to either find the item or an equivalent.
  • When receiving the order in OMNI make sure to do a receipt for each invoice, do not combine invoices as AP will not be able to pay.
  • When purchasing a single item over $5,000 or several items that constitute a single item and the total is $5,000 or more, be sure to code as OCO so that a property tag may be issued.
  • For personal purchases, please contact John Perkins or Bradley Bynum at the FSU campus location at 850-228-9731 and you will be provided with instructions and an account number. Personal Purchases will receive FSU contract pricing, but will have tax added to the total.

 

2. SpearMart Requisition Manager for Flooring / Carpet

Contacts

Grainger Account Executive

FSU Procurement Specialist

John Perkins
850-228-9731

John.perkins@grainger.com

Edward Acoff
850-645-8207
eacoff@admin.fsu.edu

 

Special Notes

  • Contract discounts apply & vary per manufacturer/brand of carpet/flooring selected (Pricing) – DEALER MUST BE CONTACTED.
  • Contact dealer for on-site visit & measurements – ask for samples. Dealer/ manufacturer will provide you with a quote.

NOTE:  PO’s are typically made out directly to the manufacturer (as supplier) with the dealer listed as the local installer in the line comments section of the requisition.