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Procurement Services

Costco

Commodity: 

Preferred Contract Supplier for Wholesale Products – Food/Grocery Items

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The company's first location, opened in 1976 under the Price Club name, was in a converted airplane hangar on Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Originally serving only small businesses, the company found it could achieve far greater buying clout by also serving a selected audience of non-business members. With that change, the growth of the warehouse club industry was off and running. In 1983, the first Costco warehouse location was opened in Seattle. Costco became the first company ever to grow from zero to $3 billion in sales in less than six years. When Costco and Price Club merged in 1993, the combined company, operating under the name PriceCostco, had 206 locations generating $16 billion in annual sales.

How To Order

Use a Non-Catalog Request Form in SpearMart. P-Card can also be used for online (not in store) website orders.

Contacts

Costco Account Executive FSU Procurement Specialist
Ask for Store Manager or
Customer Service
850-219-250
Edward Acoff
850-645-8207
eacoff@admin.fsu.edu

Contract Information

Non-Contract supplier – all Procurement guidelines must be followed.

Term: 6/03/2009 - Present

Delivery Terms: Departmental pick up ONLY.

Return Policy: When an item must be returned to Costco, and the item was purchased using an FSU Purchase Order, the department shall be responsible for providing a copy of the original receipt and the PO number to Costco at the time of return. Costco will then note the credit against the PO account and provide a credit receipt. Having the original receipt and PO number are a MUST to return an item. The Department will then be responsible for providing a copy of the credit receipt (with the PO#) to Disbursement Services

Special Notes

  • A membership is NOT necessary when using Costco, as Procurement Services has negotiated with Costco to waive the membership fee for FSU business related purchases by faculty and staff. Do NOT purchase a membership to make FSU Departmental purchases (see instructions below): Costco will allow departments to shop at the local Tallahassee store by showing your purchase order and showing your FSU employee ID. Purchase orders can be itemized if you know the price(s) or blanket purchase orders can be used for approved items (types of items must be approved in advance by Procurement Services). After shopping for items, proceed to cashier for checkout as normal. Costco will accept PO at checkout and invoice FSU. Please identify at point of sale FSU’s tax exempt status to the cashier.
  • If your order is $300 or more, you can fax your PO to Costco and they will pull the items from the shelf in advance and have them ready for pick up the next day. (Fax: 850-219-2504)
  • Foundation checks are accepted at checkout for purchases as long as you have the Costco Account Number listed above.
  • P-Card can be used for online purchases only. Be sure to use the Costco Account Number (111792630744) when making an online purchase with your P-Card.