September 1, 2015
The Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) members Champlain College, Middlebury College, and Saint Michael’s College, are continuing efforts to obtain cost savings for the three institutions while adding benefits for all. Recently, GMHEC went through a request for proposal for coffee, water and condiments. We received four proposals. After reviewing and vetting the proposals through a detailed process, we awarded the contract to W.B. Mason thus lowering the prices that were previously available on W.B. Mason.
The contract gives the Colleges at least 15% savings on coffee (Green Mountain Coffee k-cups at $10.24 and rental of coffee machines is free) and up to 58% on condiments with a 2 year price guarantee. Using W.B. Mason for both Office Supplies and Coffee/Condiments simplifies ordering for you and streamlines the payment process for Accounts Payable.
Anyone who needs to order coffee, water or condiments but does not yet have an account with W.B. Mason: please contact Fran Estes at Champlain College, Matt Curran at Middlebury College and Janet Post at Saint Michael’s College.
Please note: For water coolers, Middlebury College is staying with Misty Meadows to support a small, local, family-owned business. If you need a plumbed in water cooler, W.B. Mason is the vendor of choice though as Misty Meadows does not provide them. More information on Misty Meadows can be found at Middlebury College’s purchasing website.