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Multiple Applications for Community College Environments

The Foundation’s furniture contracts cover multiple applications, including storage systems, demountable walls, as well as classroom and office settings. Our contracts are comprehensive, reducing the need for multiple procurement vehicles.

Community College Focused

The CollegeBuys program is the only PCC compliant vehicle that is solely focused on the needs of the community colleges. The Foundation’s Request for Proposal (RFP) and evaluation processes were conducted with the business needs of California’s Community Colleges in mind. A committee of community college purchasing representatives was involved throughout the entire RFP and evaluation process, vetting products to meet the durability, total cost of ownership, and ease of use requirements that stem from the rigorous, demanding community college environment. As of January 2016, CollegeBuys is able to adopt CSU and UC agreements, making them available systemwide, leading to larger contract offerings and best value procurement options.  

California PCC Compliant

All contracts are competitively bid and comply with California Public Contract Code (PCC) requirements. Vendor partners have agreed to and are subject to high levels of accountability.

Pricing Flexibility

Almost all contracts offer minimum discounts, allowing participating agencies to negotiate deeper discounts with our vendor partners. Most contracts include dock delivery, delivered and installed, and turnkey pricing options.

Local Purchasing

The dealers and service providers on these contracts are geographically located near the Community Colleges they serve, ensuring that project funds benefit and support local businesses within California.

In 2018, CollegeBuys ran RFP 18-001 (Facilities Fixtures & Furnishings) and RFP 18-002 (Furniture Applications). Contracts awarded to RFP 18-001 include Group 1 products with dropship pricing only. Contracts awarded to RFP 18-002 include Group 2 products with dropship, delivered, and turnkey installation pricing options. Some vendors were awarded in categories for both RFPs and may have two contracts with CollegeBuys. For a detailed matrix of vendor and awarded categories, please click here.

AGATI

AGATI designs, engineers and crafts quality furniture. Each piece is tailored to meet the functional and technological needs of libraries and their patrons. Joe Agati, an award winning product designer and engineer launched his library division in the 1980’s. Through word of mouth recommendation AGATI has grown to be a premier furniture manufacturer of choice today. By offering personalized service and an unparalleled commitment to the durability of its product, AGATI has become a benchmark within the industry. Choose AGATI for nationally recognized design, service, quality and performance.

Products and Services

  • Quality furniture tailored to meet the needs of clients in the education market
  • Seating- Lounge, soft seating for public spaces, study chairs, and task seating
  • Tables- study tables, computer tables, collaborative workstations and benching systems
  • Wood Furniture- Traditional to Contemporary
  • Services include design, engineering, customization consultation and project management from conception to installation- for the complete turn-key solution.

 

Vendor Contact

Tim Macal
VP Sales/Marketing
T: 312.465.4610
E: tmacal@agati.com

Peter McManus
Sales Representative (Northern California)
T: 978.621.8434
E: pmcmanus@agati.com

Diane Strohm
Sales Representative (Southern California)
T: 858.735.3514
E: dianestrohm@earthlink.net

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-001 >

Download Agati Contract CB-260-18 (18-001) >

Download Foundation RFP #18-002 >

Download Agati Contract CB-140-18 (18-002) >

For more product information visit:
www.agati.com

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Amazon Business

Think there's a better way to buy for business? So do we. That's why Amazon Business is changing the world of procurement. We simplify the purchasing process to make it easier for our customers to get the products they need. We solve for our customers' unmet and undiscovered needs -- continuously expanding our selection and adding relevant new tools and features. We're right for any organization at any stage  -- starting, growing, transforming. And it's our instinct to invent  -- we purposefully question what others don't, creating unexpectedly better ways of getting things done. Curious about what we're up to? Check out business.amazon.com.

Products and Services

  • A user-friendly online buying experience makes finding and purchasing supplies easy, and built-in tools make approvals effortless.
  • Selection and pricing advantages - Find millions of products in education-relevant categories like books, office supplies, and janitorial, with discounts on the items you buy most.
  • Analytics - Make smarter budgeting decisions with tools to analyze and report spending data with visibility by school or site.
  • Free shipping - Get what you need with Amazon’s world-class fulfillment capabilities.

 

Vendor Contact

Jodi Karroum
Customer Advisor
T: 206.740.9683
E: karroumj@amazon.com

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys:
T: 866.325.3222
E: cbcontracts@foundationccc.org

For more product information visit:
https://business.amazon.com/

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Community Playthings

Community Playthings manufacturers classroom furniture & play equipment for early childhood education. Everything we make is of the highest quality, constructed of American hardwood, with guaranteed durability backed up by a 10-year-warranty and free shipping.

Products and Services

  • Classroom Chairs
  • Classroom Tables
  • Wooden Furniture
  • Room Dividers
  • Play Lofts
  • Cubbies

Vendor Contact

To discuss up-to-date pricing, obtain quotes, or to submit purchase orders, please contact:

Chloe Rhoads
T: 800.777.4244
F: 800.336.5948
E: sales@communityplaythings.com

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-001 >

Download Community Playthings Contract CB-148-18 >

For more product information visit:
www.communityplaythings.com

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Crider Contract Interiors

Crider Contract Interiors, a certified WOSB, is a multi-manufacturer distributor of commercial outdoor products. With deep experience in both commercial interior and outdoor space, we understand the needs of high-use environments and the practical demands on facility professionals. Our outdoor furniture portfolio is filled with products which provide function, modern design, comfort, quality & durability for all outdoor areas. What sets us apart? We provide you with proven experience, exceptional products, and service levels you can count on.

Products and Services

  • Solar powered products including Sunbolt solar charging tables & workstations, solar umbrellas, and walkway lighting.
  • Site furniture including a full range of products for universities, schools, municipalities, parks, and businesses.
  • Furniture collections for spaces where design, comfort, and durability matter. A complete offering of tables, chairs, lounge, and umbrellas for all spaces from student dining patios to executive entertainment balconies,
  • Project design and planning services, project management, and installation services.

 

Vendor Contact

Meg Crider
President
P: 714.502.4480
P: 714.773.0727
E: megcrider@cridercontractinteriors.com

Contract Information

Download Crider Agreement >

For more product information visit:
www.cridercontractinteriors.com

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DIRTT

DIRTT is a leading technology-driven manufacturer of highly customized interiors. DIRTT combines its proprietary ICE® 3D design, configuration and manufacturing software with integrated in-house manufacturing of its innovative prefabricated interior construction solutions. DIRTT prefabricated, custom interior construction solutions include DIRTT Walls, DIRTT Power, DIRTT Networks, DIRTT Millwork, DIRTT Ceilings, DIRTT Flooring, DIRTT Timber Frame and related complementary products (collectively, the “DIRTT Solutions”). DIRTT sells DIRTT Solutions through an extensive network of Distribution Partners (“DP”s) located throughout the United States, Canada and select international markets. DIRTT and its DPs utilize ICE to communicate, present, design, configure, price, engineer, specify, order, install and manage projects. 

Products and Services

  • Interior modular walls including doors; frames and hardware; and modular millwork
  • Interior modular accessible ceilings and floors
  • Modular power and network solutions, including PON (passive optical networks)
  • Structural timber frame for interior and exterior applications

 

Vendor Contact

Steve Kennedy
Strategic Accounts Manager
C: 480.578.5262
E: skennedy@dirtt.com

Contract Information

Download DIRTT Contract >

For more product information visit:
https://www.dirtt.com/ 

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ERG

ERG International, founded in 1981, is a privately owned family business that manufactures contract furniture. ERG has been known for quality and craftsmanship in the corporate, higher education, healthcare, government and hospitality markets. Our products have been designed and tested for these markets for many years. Through our website and marketing collateral ERG will surprise you with fresh and up-to-date designs for today's educational marketplace. May it be the classroom, training room, student union, cafeterias, lobbies, you will love our products and appreciate our designs, quality and custom options.

Products and Services

  • Student Support Furniture - Chairs, Tables, Lounges
  • Computer Lab Furniture - Power Tables, Multipurpose Seating
  • Student Area Modular Lounge Furniture - Lounge, Multimedia, Group Collaboration
  • Office Seating - Office Waiting Areas, Lobbies, Lounge

Vendor Contact

Diane Zemliak
Contracts Administrator
T: 800.446.1186
T: 805.981.9978 ext 112
F: 805.981.9878
E: dianez@erginternational.com

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-002 >

Download ERG International Contract CB-257-18 >

For more product information visit:
www.erginternational.com

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Estey

EsteyTM is an industry leader in steel cantilever library shelving. Known for high-quality, long-lasting products, it has been the trusted brand in cantilever library shelving for over 50 years. With multiple design styles and endless configurations, Estey can meet any library’s needs, big or small. Estey is the library shelving brand within the Tennsco Corporation and all Estey products are Made in the USA.

Products and Services

  • Estey 2.5" Welded frame library shelving / Delivery and installation are available
  • Estey 2.0" Welded frame library shelving / Delivery and installation are available
  • Estey Designer Series library shelving / Delivery and installation are available
  • Estey A-Frame display shelving / Delivery and installation are available

 

Vendor Contact

Chris Blankenship
Estey Sales Manager
T: 866.385.7391
E: cblankenship@tennsco.com

Garen McDonald
Sales - Northern California
T: 925.455.1635
E: gmcdonald@rossmcdonald.com

Linda Braverman
Sales - Southern California
T: 714.843.9882
E: linda@yamadaenterprises.com

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-001 documents >

Download Tennsco Contract CB-253-18 (18-001) >

For more product information visit:
www.esteyshelving.com

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Exemplis, LLC.

Exemplis LLC, a California manufacturer, currently offers two broad and exciting product lines to our customers: SitOnIt Seating and IDEON Soft Seating. As the largest Seating only manufacturer in the U.S., this focus gives us the ability to design and value engineer for ergonomics, function and price to produce the broadest range of seating to fit any Educational & Administrative environment. Our product offering includes seating for Task, Executive, Conference, Side/Guest, Training, Lounge and Collaboration space. Our products can provide performance seating with enhanced comfort for a variety of educational environments.

Products and Services

  • SitOnIt Seating: Task, Conference, Guest, Classroom, Multipurpose, Cafe and Task Stool Seating 
  • IDEON Soft Seating: Lounge Seating, Multiple Seating, Benches, Ottomans, and Occasional/Cube Tables

 

Vendor Contact

Shawn Davis
Northern California Territory Sales Manager
T: 415.516.4245
E: sdavis@exemplis.com

John Swanstrom
Southern California Territory Sales Manager
T: 310.266.4567
F: 714.995.4855
E: jswanstrom@exemplis.com

Larry Rivard
Sales Director
T: 310.363.3363
F: 714.995.4855
E: LRivard@exemplis.com

Contract Information

Download Exemplis Contract CB-202-16 >

Download Product Information Sheet >

Download Product Collection Information Sheet >

Download Foundation RFP 18-002 >

Download Exemplis Contract CB-202-18 >

For more product information visit:
www.sitonit.net
www.ideondesign.com
Additional SitOnIt Information

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Haworth

Our products complement our workspace platform through integrated design, planning and connection logic. Integration builds flexibility and adaptability for design, and reduces redundancies and waste generated by change. Haworth products are sustainable solutions when used alone. Used together they create more adaptable, more sustainable work environments.

Products and Services

  • Systems Furniture
  • Desks Files & Storage
  • Tables & Conference Furniture
  • Wood Furniture
  • Panel Systems

 

Vendor Contact

Rick Walker
Business Development Director, San Diego/Sacramento
T: 415.490.2845
E: rick.walker@haworth.com

Jenny Heinrich
Sales Director, Bay Area
T: 510.634.8133
E: jenny.heinrich@haworth.com

April Blackadder
Sales Director, Los Angeles
E: april.blackadder@haworth.com

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-001 >

Download Haworth Contract CB-266-18 (18-001) >

Download Foundation RFP #18-002 >

Download Haworth Contract CB-144-18 (18-002) >

Product Flyer >

Marketing Brochure >

Case Studies and White Papers >

For more product information visit:
www.haworth.com

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KI

KI manufactures a comprehensive and diverse line of office, commercial, institutional, and educational furniture. It's the advanced technology, ergonomic comfort, and appealing designs that make KI the one source for innovative educational solutions.

Products and Services

  • Educational & Learning Environment Furniture Solutions
  • Office & Administration Furniture Solutions
  • Innovative Technology Integrated Furniture Solutions
  • Public Space Furniture Solutions

 

For more product information visit:
www.ki.com

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Knoll

Knoll helps higher education organizations create environments that inspire, evolve, and endure. We understand their needs, and have created a comprehensive portfolio of furniture, accessories, textiles, and leathers that together provide appropriate, attractive, comfortable, and adaptable solutions. Our product offering includes solutions for: + Learning environments and classroom settings + Public areas and lounge spaces + Administrative office areas

Products and Services

  • Range of Choice: Knoll provides a broad selection of products that can be used individually or combined to meet the diverse functional and budgetary requirements of academic institutions
  • Product Quality & Performance: Designed to perform in demanding, 24/7 environments, all products are tested to exceed ANSI/BIFMA performance standards
  • Timeless Design: Knoll enriches interior environments through good design, expressed both visually inspiring and through the functionality of the product
  • Sustainability: Knoll follows comprehensive environmental design guidelines for all new products

 

For more product information visit:
www.Knoll.com

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Founded in 1880, Krug is a leading designer and manufacturer of office, higher education and hospitality furnishings. Our products are specified by architects, designers and other furniture professionals all over the world.

We are highly focused on bringing exceptional and aesthetic value to the market.

We are highly focused on our leadership position in manufacturing. Krug's strength in delivering an incredible range of products and options, with every product custom-made to exact customer specifications, is a unique capability. We provide our customers with virtually unlimited flexibility in product selection, and order turnaround that is second to none.

Products and Services

  • Quality Executive Area seating. Leather and or mesh options.
  • Quality Guest seating. 4 leg, wood frame, upholstered seat and back. Wood back option.
  • Professional installation services.
  • Services include design, consultation and project management, from beginning to end.

 

Vendor Contact

Jim Carey
Vice President, West
T: 916.837.3170
E: jcarey@krug.ca

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-002 >

For more product information visit:
www.krug.ca

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Lakeshore is dedicated to creating innovative educational materials and furniture that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder, and foster a lifelong love of learning. With materials, furniture, and environments for infants, toddlers, and children through the 6th grade, we help children reach developmental milestones and achieve educational goals while still having fun!

Products and Services

  • Classroom Products
  • Sleep and Hygiene Products

Vendor Contact

Tyler Domski
Director of Business Process & Contracts
T: 800.421.5354 ext. 2783
F: 310.537.7990
E: tdomski@lakeshorelearning.com

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-001 >

Download Lakeshore Learning Contract CB-252-18 >

For more product information visit:
www.LakeshoreLearning.com

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Since 1964 ABC School Equipment, Inc. has been committed to producing world class visual display systems. Our Platinum Visual Systems™ line is the culmination of that commitment, utilizing the highest quality materials, to bring unsurpassed quality and performance to the market. We take pride in every aspect of delivering a top-quality visual display system, and combine that quality with dedicated customer service, with a goal for our customer’s complete satisfaction. ABC School Equipment is committed to quality, performance, reliability, dependable service and integrity.

Products and Services

  • Markerboards
  • Chalk and Tack Boards
  • Horizontal and Vertical Sliding Units
  • Display Cases
  • Interactive White Boards

Vendor Contact

To discuss up-to-date pricing or to obtain quotes, Contact Phone Number (800) 498-2990. For formal quotes or to submit purchase orders, please contact:

Cindy Ruiz
Sales and Estimating
T: (951) 817-2216
C: (951) 258-9521
F: (951) 817-9900
E: cruiz@abcse.com

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-001 >

Download Platinum Visual Systems Contract CB-146-18 >

For more product information visit:
www.pvsusa.com

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At Steelcase, we are focused on helping schools, colleges and universities create the most effective, rewarding, and inspiring environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators.

Amidst all the changes in students, technology and education, we are working with educators, administrators, architects, and designers to rethink classrooms, libraries, faculty spaces, common areas and other in-between-spaces to incorporate user-friendly technology, flexible furniture, and other tools to support active learning.

Through our insight-led research and innovation in furniture, tools, and technologies for learning spaces, we have a passion for understanding how learning best takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help.

Products and Services

  • Creative Product Applications for Every Campus Environment
  • Dynamic and Integrated Furniture Products for the Active-Learning Ecosystem
  • Needs Assessment, Specification, CAD Design, and Finish Selection Services
  • Project Management, Delivery, Installation and Post-Installation Services

For more product information visit:
www.steelcase.com/education
www.coalesse.com

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Teknion is a co-creator with our clients. Every project is a collaboration that leads to a solution aligned with your brand and anticipating the future of Higher Education. Modifying our products to suit you is our process. We make what we sell and own our suppliers. This allows us to adapt, adjust, re-tool and maintain our products to meet specific needs.

Design thinking is a core Teknion philosophy. This allows us to combine furniture with space planning, new technologies, multiple student generations, and teaching styles to promote an institution's brand. All to help our clients to compete.

Products and Services

  • Seating - Variable
  • Freestanding Tables & Desks – Expansion
  • Ergonomic Products – Navigate Tables, Mast and Swerve Monitor Arms
  • Systems Furniture – Leverage & District

 

Vendor Contact

David Skinkis
Senior Regional Manager, Government and Education
T: 213.700.4862
E: david.skinkis@teknion.com

Contract Information

Download Foundation RFP #18-002 documents >

Download Teknion Contract CB-255-18 (18-002) >

For more product information visit:
www.teknion.com

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At Worden, we've spent almost 60 years figuring out what works best in learning environments. We specialize in designing and manufacturing library furniture but our real work is in making the kind of space that invites people in, supports the way they work and stands up to generations of use. We bring knowledge, experience and creativity to every project.

From the hands of Sales to Customer Service to Engineering to Manufacturing to Shipping, we want you to know that your order will be handled with care. From our 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Holland, Michigan to you.

Products and Services

  • Contemporary to Traditional furniture designs
  • Tables, Carrels, and Computer Workstations
  • Atlas and Dictionary Stands
  • Needs Assessment, Space Planning, and Floor Plan Preparation

 

For more product information visit:
www.wordencompany.com

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Fact Sheet

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