Fourth annual 'supplier showcases' series to kick off in September

By Staff

There will be supplier showcases at all four campuses. [Photo courtesy of Amber Williams

The Procurement Services Center is playing host to the fourth annual supplier showcase series on all four University of Colorado campuses.

The showcases give CU faculty and staff opportunities to meet with office, equipment and other suppliers, review vendor displays, learn about new products and technologies, talk to university procurement representatives, and discuss ethics and sustainability issues with campus officials.

As in the past, this year's event will include the participation of companies large and small, including event sponsor Staples, and Colorado Correctional Industries, a state-run business that sells furniture and other office supplies manufactured by Colorado prison inmates. Vendors who will participate in the showcases offer resort and hotel meeting venues, precision instrumentation, diagnostic tools, sanitary and office supplies, and catering, moving and other services.


Supplier showcases are organized by the Procurement Service Center. [Photo courtesy of Amber Williams

"This year will be bigger and better," said Amber Williams, small-business liaison officer in the Procurement Service Center (PSC). "As with past showcases, the PSC purchasing and payables services staff will be on hand to answer your questions. All faculty and staff, regardless of their home campus, are invited to attend any and all showcases."

Williams encourages faculty and staff who want to attend the showcases to register so PSC can plan adequately.

More than 1,200 CU employees are expected to participate in the campus events, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year's showcases will be at the following locations:

CU-Boulder, Coors Event Center, Wednesday, Sept. 2
Anschutz Medical Campus, RC-2 Conference Room, Thursday, Sept. 10
UC Denver, Downtown Campus, Baerresen Ballroom in the Tivoli, Monday, Sept. 14
UCCS, University Center Gymnasium, Thursday Sept. 24

Send your questions, comments and registration changes to