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Enterprise Solutions - Ways to Save
AICCU Enterprise Solutions is the Association’s group purchasing platform providing significant discounts on a wide range of products and services. AICCU leverages the consumer strength of its member colleges through our unique partnership with The Foundation for California Community Colleges, the California State University (CSU) system, and the University of California (UC). By partnering with the largest public university systems and accessing their rigorous public RFP process, we have created meaningful and significant ways to save, while recognizing that each AICCU member college makes autonomous decisions regarding the purchase of goods and services for their campus.
AICCU’s goals are to:
For more information please contact Susan Cotton, Executive Manager.
Athletic & Fitness
Leading fitness facilities around the world choose to partner with us because Matrix delivers. We show our strength in our top-notch quality: our belts last longer, our motors run more smoothly, and we deliver a total cost of ownership that’s among the lowest in the industry. Smart is about interfaces that are optimized for fitness environments, low weight stacks that don’t block sight lines, and incredible attention to detail on every touch point. Beautiful? That’s a story in itself.
We redefined industry standards not only in industrial design, but also through a series of industry firsts. We introduced new fitness modalities with the Hybrid Cycle and Ascent Trainer® products; raised the bar for user experience with our ClimbMill models; and took care of the details with our user-friendly bikes. We’ve motivated and inspired group training with our Connexus Functional Training System and the Krankcycle®. We pioneered the use of oversized, tubular construction in strength equipment, and we lead the industry with our comprehensive Magnum and Varsity strength series. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Precor is one of the foremost suppliers of fitness solutions across the globe. Our goal is to help operators in all business segments succeed by providing premier, innovative equipment, maintenance services, and business offerings that create extraordinary fitness experiences for exercisers while delivering operational efficiency above what can be achieved with any other solution. Create a vision for your facility with our total solutions approach including: Mix-and-Match Cardio, Networked Fitness, Strength, Queenax® Functional Traininig, HIIT training with Assault Fitness, and Spinning® Indoor Cycling. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
All-Phase Electric Supply Co.
All-Phase Electric Supply Co. is one of the nation’s largest and most reliable purveyors of electrical goods since 1957. Our foundational principles are service, integrity, and reliability. Our commitment to environmental responsibility goes beyond merely selling energy efficient lamps, light fixtures and power-saving retrofit kits. We bring the practice of sustainability home. This very website, for example, is hosted on a server that uses less than two-thirds of the power of a standard server. Our Host has also made a bold move to support renewable energy by purchasing certified Renewable Energy Credits amounting to 130% of their actual power usage. The cost is a little higher, but we think it’s worth it to ensure that our site is not just Carbon Neutral, but actually Carbon Negative, supporting the growth and expansion of renewable sustainable energy nationwide. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
SPECIAL CONTRACTED CAR RENTAL RATES For every rental — whether it’s for a day, a week, a month or more. We offer customized discounts, options for damage coverage and billing solutions for all your transportation needs. Contracted rates provide the satisfaction and security of knowing that you won’t be charged a higher rate. For business trips and for athletic teams, we have you covered. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Fastenal is ready to serve colleges and universities by providing local MRO products, service, and inventory management solutions tailored to your needs. Fastenal’s 203 California locations are stocked with MRO products to ensure quick delivery of a full line of industrial and construction supplies. Utilize your Fastenal contract and start saving time and money today. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
As a leading business-to-business organization, more than 3.2 million customers rely on Grainger for products in categories such as safety, material handling and metalworking, along with services like inventory management and technical support. Grainger offers more than 1.7 million quality in-stock products, a consultative sales approach, technical and product expertise, and premium digital experience and the ability to get complete orders to customers quickly to help keep their operations running and their people safe. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Our company is an industry specialist in surface solutions, sports fields, athletic courts and sustainable plantscapes supported by project management, design and maintenance services. At KYA we want to ensure a partnership based on value through personal service, complete information, competitive pricing and honest communication. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Furniture & Fixtures
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership was vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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! This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Platinum Visual Systems™
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Insurance & Benefits
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. is a privately held, full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. The firm is among the largest in the state to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services. With a comprehensive offering of client-first health and wellness programs, Burnham effectively manages over $1.7 billion in premiums for more than 475 clients. A certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), the firm maintains a more than 97 percent client retention rate and has averaged 20 percent annual growth for the past 10 years.
Because Burnham Benefits does not have outside shareholders, it can easily adapt and create customized solutions that fit clients’ best interests — investing in cutting-edge technology and the tools and resources needed to provide the specialized level of service that today’s rapidly challenging climate demands. Its team of more than 90 highly skilled industry professionals includes in-house underwriters, compliance officers, healthcare reform consultants, communications specialists and wellness experts. Through a strategic partnership with Burnham Gibson Wealth Advisors, Inc., Burnham also provides retirement planning and wealth management services.
Burnham Benefits’ footprint currently spans seven offices in California – Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and San Diego. Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as Business Insurance’s #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This partnership was vetted through AICCU.
Add extra value to your employee benefits package. As an AICCU member institution, you are invited to take advantage of an added value opportunity for your employee benefits program – voluntary personal auto and home insurance from California Casualty. California Casualty takes care of setting up and running your program. Employees will value a 12-month rate guarantee, multiple policy discounts, conveniences such as online account management and convenient monthly payment options, including payroll deduction option at many campuses, and free identity theft protection and support. California Casualty ONLY sells auto and home insurance to special groups like education professionals, recognizing them as everyday American heroes. In business for over 100 years, the company proudly maintains a 100% percent level of customer satisfaction rating with their customers. This partnership was vetted through AICCU.
G2 Insurance is a privately held, 3rd generation insurance brokerage firm based in San Francisco, and was built on the notion that a brokerage firm could combine personal service from a bygone era with today’s best talent and technology. Rooted in nonprofits for over 30 years, G2’s mission is to protect our client’s legacies.
Client-centric methodology enables us to offer far more than just transactional brokering. G2 see its role as partners and advisors, offering our clients deep insights and best practices in risk management. This partnership is vetted through AICCU.
GonLED is a distributor of energy-saving lighting. GonLED distributes lighting products for over 100 manufacturers. By working with GonLED you will receive the right product at the right price! GonLED has an unparalleled reputation staying abreast of the latest solid state innovations (LED) to give our clients the best and brightest lighting solutions with the most efficient use of your energy dollars. Services include lighting surveys, energy audits, rebate processing and tax deduction assistance. We at GonLED will work closely with your organization to determine the best product(s) for your specific need. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Office Depot is one of the world’s largest seller of office products and an industry leader in every distribution channel, including stores, direct mail, contract delivery, the Internet, and business-to-business electronic commerce.
The contract features a significantly expanded competitively priced core item list with over 800 items. Office Depot is offering additional benefits to those colleges that sign a Participation Agreement. Once signed, you will qualify for an annual 1% rebate and up-to 50 item customizable core list. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
Products & Services
First American Education Finance
First American Education Finance provides AICCU institutions with customized financing solutions at preferred rates. For more than 20 years, First American has served the needs of the education community helping more than 700 schools deliver the best education possible to their students. Our unique financing solutions solve school challenges from complex campus projects to equipment management – all through a simple and transparent experience. This partnership is vetted through AICCU.
HGA Architects and Engineerss
HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has partnered with hundreds of campuses nationwide to create learning environments that are welcoming, inspiring, and energizing. Whether a state-of-the-art science complex, performing arts center, or research laboratory, we have always embraced a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach that leverages deep understanding of our clients’ needs as a springboard for transformational solutions. Coupled with the relentless pursuit of knowledge evolution, we bring a wide-horizon approach to every project, enabling a proactive, rather than reactive design solution. At the heart of our holistic sustainability strategy is our commitment to student-centered design, manifested in student service centers, active learning spaces, and recreational facilities that actively contribute toward the wellbeing of the campus community. HGA has, since its founding in 1953, worked with colleges and universities to enhance the educational experience, our innovative and timeless work recognized nationally for its design excellence. This partnership is vetted through AICCU.
Link-Systems International (LSI) is an e-Learning solutions provider founded in 1996. Our partners value and trust LSI because we listen to their needs, offer innovative service, and—most importantly—care about their students. Our goal is to enhance the student learning experience. LSI is a proud partner of the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. This partnership is vetted through AICCU.
OMNIA Partners, formally US Communities & National IPA, is the cooperative purchasing organization driving excellence in higher education procurement and is a proud supporter of AICCU. Our unmatched breadth of best value contracts from industry-leading suppliers provides the immediate solutions colleges and universities need to meet their strategic goals. We provide higher education institutions the power to contribute to student and faculty success through access to a simplified procurement process and suppliers they can trust. Using a universally trusted procurement model relied upon by elite higher education institutions, OMNIA Partners brings unparalleled efficiencies and speed to the purchasing process to help institutions achieve their mission of student success, while attracting and retaining students and faculty. OMNIA Partners contracts are competitively solicited by a lead public agency in accordance with public purchasing rules and regulations.
Prof360® offers comprehensive recruitment and faculty information management solutions that address issues colleges and universities face as they add more part-time (adjunct) and remote faculty to their instructional staff.
Through our recruitment services you will find high quality, vetted, and diverse part-time faculty and subject matter experts. We recruit with diversity in mind and seek industry professionals who bring current and practical experience to the classroom. Our faculty credential management system, a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, centralizes access to faculty information while providing the academic departments and the faculty full control over their documentation. The integrated platform is designed to address the unique challenges presented by the increasing numbers and rapid hiring cycles of part-time academic employees. While our solutions are effective for all faculty, they are developed specifically with adjunct faculty in mind. This partnership is vetted through AICCU.
Siemens has created and supported a very strong higher education commitment across the world for many decades as we continue to address issues of global sustainability. The higher education landscape is fertile ground to translate bold climate commitments into innovative actions and has worked with more than 800 institutions in North America. Siemens has been able to effectively and efficiently create innovative solutions which enable our customers to create ideal learning environments. This partnership is vetted through AICCU.
Vemo Education is an education finance company that helps colleges and universities design and deploy student-centric, income-based financial aid solutions. Vemo’s full-service approach to income-based student financing solutions can help AICCU members:
For more information visit: vemo.com
Scientific & Healthcare Equipment
The Fisher Scientific brand offers convenient access to the most comprehensive offering of products and services to allow customers in scientific research, safety, healthcare, and education to increase productivity and efficiency. Through this extensive global channel, we provide a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies, and services. We are aligned across North America and Europe to deliver a consistent service to our customers. Our regional structure includes sales offices and distribution centers that are strategically located to provide prompt, responsive delivery to all our customers. Our company’s website is a dynamic, fully interactive web catalog that provides real-time stock availability and a considerable range of customer-oriented features. This is supported by a series of paper catalogs covering the entire breadth of general laboratory activity. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
For more than 50 years, healthcare providers and educators have trusted Laerdal to offer products, services and solutions that help improve patient outcomes and survivability. By supporting the advancement of resuscitation science, improving medical education and strengthening the chain of survival in communities worldwide, we help you save more lives. This partnership is vetted through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
ComputerLand offers access to discounted licensing on Microsoft and Adobe products. In addition to excellent pricing on products needed by cutting-edge colleges and universities, ComputerLand works with AICCU members to assure proper record keeping and license administration. They continuously work to assure that the products and services offered are responsive to the needs of AICCU members. This partnership is vetted through AICCU.