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To obtain more favorable prices through volume purchasing and to reduce lead-time and administrative cost and effort, Norfolk State University are required to purchase certain goods or services from mandatory contracts established by the University and the Department of General Services/Division of Purchases and Supply.

  • Contracts & Other Mandatory Sources

    To view the above contracts and other mandatory/recommended sources, please click on the one of the following links:  Department of General Services - Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Electronic System Inc. (ESI)

    Electronic System Inc. (ESI): mandatory NSU term contract source for the purchasing and leasing of copiers as well as the provider of maintenance.
  • NSU Food Services

    Thompson Hospitality: mandatory NSU term contract source for the purchase of food/catering services.
  • NSU Printing Services

    NSU Printing Services: mandatory NSU source for the purchasing of brochures, business cards, letterhead, booklets, laminating, folding, mounting, etc...
  • NSU Travel Management Services

    Covington Travel: mandatory NSU term contract source for domestic & international airline and railway tickets.
  • Virginia Correctional Enterprises

    Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE): mandatory source for office furniture, seating, printing, embroidery, clothing, textiles, and work boots. All orders must be placed through the Department of Procurement Services, not directly through VCE. - more information

    Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE) provides options for purchasing goods and services from prison industries. Learn more at

  • Virginia Distribution Center

    Virginia Distribution Center (VDC): mandatory source for cleaning supplies and paper products such as: paper towels, toilet paper, soap, bleach, etc.  Pricing Guide

  • Virginia Industries for the Blind

    Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB): mandatory source for writing instruments, pillows, mattresses, gloves (exam, latex, vinyl, nitrile, high risk EMS), mop heads and handles, spices, tea, contract office services (not including temporary employment services) and mailing services.  Pricing Guide

  • Virginia Information Technologies Agency

    Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA): mandatory source for the purchase of technology related equipment such as: computers, printers, servers, hardware, software, peripherals, etc… Pricing Guide