Registered Vendors

Below is a list of vendors that have completed a Substitute W-9 Form and been issued a purchase order in the past three years.

Registered Vendors List

This list also shows designations for historically underutilized businesses, including businesses that are minority owned, women owned, LGBTQIA owned, and small businesses.

The Purchasing department facilitates an exception basis renewal process annually for vendor registration to ensure accuracy.


Preferred Vendors

Amazon Business

Elon University has created a central Amazon Business account to simplify the purchasing process while taking advantage of the wide selection and competitive prices of the Amazon marketplace. P-Card holders can activate their Amazon Business account using an email address to take advantage of Business Pricing and quantity discounts, as well as free standard shipping on eligible orders.

The Elon University Amazon Business Account must be used for business purposes only. No personal purchases may be made from using the Elon University Amazon Business Account.

Contact Purchasing at (336) 278-5580 to get started. Amazon Business Customer Service may be reached by phone at (866) 486-2360 Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm and Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5pm.

Office Supplies

Elon has an established contract with Forms & Supply, Inc. (FSI) for general office supplies, with substantial discounts on certain items through the North Carolina state contract. FSI provides next-day desktop delivery (Monday – Thursday) on over 96% of their in-stock orders. Departments may order up to $1,000 directly with FSI online.

  • You must be setup through FSI prior to online order placement. Contact the Purchasing Department at (336) 278-5580 to help you get set up.
  • Elon employees may pay for personal purchases from FSI using the University’s preferred pricing.
  • Furniture and filing cabinets are available via other contracted vendors. Please contact Holly Hodge at (336) 278-5224 for additional information.


Elon is committed to the procurement of quality furniture, and uses some of the premier names in the business. This has proven to be of great long-term value.

Please contact Holly Hodge at (336) 278-5224 for all of your furniture and furnishings needs.

Business Cards & Stationery

Contact Print Services at (336) 278-5582 to order business cards, envelopes, and letterhead.

Printers and Copiers

Multi-Function Devices (Copiers)

Elon University incorporates a campus-wide copier program that utilizes large scale contracting to provide copiers and supplies at minimal cost.  The meter readings for the Canon Multi-function Devices will be collected electronically by the IT Department. There is no cost to your department for paper or toner.  There is a charge for staples.

Contact the Service Desk at (336) 278-5200 or visit IT Self-Service portal for support and supplies.

Laser printer cartridges

Laser printer cartridges can be purchased through FSI or Amazon Business.


All orders involving technology must be coordinated and approved by Information Technology. Contact the Technology Service Desk at (336)278-5200 for more information.


Vendor Research

Elon University recognizes the importance of ethical practices and social responsibility in procuring goods and services. Through its purchasing choices, Elon has the ability to influence the market and educate the campus and surrounding community. The University has adopted Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines to aid decision makers in purchasing environmentally preferable products and services.

Elon University is also committed to supporting Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB), local, minority, disadvantaged, and small businesses whenever possible. Below are links to several local and national web sites to help you research these types of businesses: