Office of Procurement

Furniture Purchases

Many things have to be considered when making decisions about furniture purchases. Installation, removal, size of space, color ways, function and available ADA accommodations are always a consideration. ISU Purchasing currently has a contract for furniture purchases up to $50,000.00 list price/ or $25,000.00 discounted price with a specific vendor. Projects that are estimated to exceed these amounts must be bid out; and are not covered by the contract.

RJE Business Interiors currently has the contract with ISU. Shelly Langona is the President of RJE Indiana, and our account executive. She can be reached at 317-713-6332, or by email at slangona@rje-bi.com. If you have questions regarding the status of pending RJE purchase orders or delivery dates contact Shelly.

Please note that all furniture purchases must include a provision for installation/placement by the vendor. ISU Facilities no longer has staff to accommodate departmental requests for furniture assembly. RJE offers a turnkey service. That means your quoted price includes all delivery, installation and rubbish removal for each order unless otherwise indicated on your quote. RJE is the primary supplier of office furniture for campus departments. However, Purchasing also works with other vendors who provide installation as a routine part of their services to the University, whenever RJE is unable to provide a specific line or model. These dealer/vendors include:

Thiemann Office Products
Austin Thiemann, Business Development
Austin@Thiemannop.com
Phone: 812-235-8149
Fax: 812-234-3333
Staples Business Interiors
Diann Bowers
Diann.Bowers@Staples.com
Phone: 317-280-4943
Fax: 317-280-4960

Please have the answers to the following questions so that assistance can be expedited in a fast and efficient manner.

**Just a note that each department will need to make their own arrangements with moving out old furniture to make room for installation of new. This requires some planning by the department. Advance arrangements with Central Stores will need to be made if the department wishes for Central Stores to come and remove old surplus items.

Since Facilities Management no longer has resources to assemble furniture for campus departments, and Thiemann Office Products has agreed to assemble/install desks, shelves, chairs, wall partitions, etc., at a fixed hourly rate when that service is not included in your quote or by turnkey agreement with RJE Business Interiors. Departments are welcome to contact Austin Thiemann at the numbers listed above, with their guests.