Finance Division

Promotional / Novelty Products

Clemson University has established a Promotional/Novelty Licensed Merchandise Products Contract with five suppliers for use by Clemson Campus and Extensions.  All five suppliers are strategic partners licensed to sell promotional and novelty products with the Clemson logos and trademarks at contract pricing.

The commodities include hard goods, apparel goods and above average quality specialty items but not limited just to these goods. Clemson University Campus and off campus sites may use this contract as described herein.

Order from any of these contract suppliers for orders up to $2,000,000.  If necessary, be sure your items have been approved by Clemson University's Creative Services.  If you choose to use another Promotional/Novelty supplier, normal procurement limits/rules apply (i.e. you will need to get price references up to $10,000 – if above $10,000, it will need to go out for bid via Procurement Services).  Based on the pricing and service we have set up with these five contract suppliers, we hope that you would at least get pricing from several if you are considering going with someone else.  The use of this contract will bring value to the campus since they are either preferred punch outs or preferred non-punch out suppliers with discounted pricing.

Ordering and Additional Information below:

Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Brainstorm, Inc.

Brown and Bigelow, Inc.

Club Colors Buyer, LLC

Motivational Sports (dba Diamond T Production)

Office Max

The Vernon Company

Helpful Links:

Decision Tree - flowchart designed to help you choose which purchasing method should be used.

Disbursement Grid - grid used as an aid to assess availabilty of the type of University funds prior to making commitments.

Exemption List - may be applicable to your purchase

  • 15. Purchases for commercial resale such as food (Campus Dining Services), books (University Book Store), drugs and pharmaceutical supplies (Student Health Center), arts and crafts supplies (Youth Learning Institute), and other items which are sold in the retail market.

Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

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