eProcurement (ePro) is used for most purchases of less than $5,000. ePro purchases are processed through ConnectCarolina and offer opportunities to better manage the University’s small order funds.


Use the eCommerce options on these vendors websites instead of ePro:

See special instructions below for specific purchases from these ePro vendors:

ePro Conditions of Use

All purchases made through eProcurement must conform with regulations relating to small order purchasing at UNC-Chapel Hill. No individual eProcurement order may exceed $5,000.

All of the following vendors have entered into vendor contracts with UNC-CH and items may be purchased through eProcurement. UNC-CH negotiated pricing has been loaded into the online catalogs. Charges incurred through eProcurement can be viewed once you have established your profile in ePro and will be billed to the department monthly through the Customer Billing Management (CBM) statements.

Important: To use eProcurement, go to the secure ePro Site and sign on with your Onyen and password.

Current ePro Vendors

Airgas/National Welders

UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Dry Ice and Gases

National WeldersAirgas/National Welders is UNC-Chapel Hill’s eProcurement vendor for the purchase of liquid nitrogen, dry ice*, and cylinder gases. All gas cylinders have an accompanying cylinder rental fee called demurrage. It is therefore important to have empty cylinders picked up as soon as they are empty to reduce total rental costs.

Part Number Cross-Reference Guide
Cylinder pick-up procedure

* Dry Ice Orders: See special ordering process on the Logistics page.

Agilent Technologies

UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Research Equipment and Supplies

Agilent TechnologiesAgilent Technologies is a leading provider of quality Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis instrumentation, supplies, software and services. The Life Sciences division offers full solutions in Genomics that include products such as SureSelect, Bioreagents (formerly Stratagene), Microarrys, Bioanalyzers and Tapstations. The Chemical Analysis division also provides a wide range of columns for GC, GC /MS, HPLC, LC/MS, UH PLC and Biocolumn and polymeric.


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Computers

AppleApple designs Macs along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently added iPad 2, which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Bio-Rad Laboratories

UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Laboratory Supplies

Bio-RadBio-Rad’s Life Science Group develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of laboratory instruments, apparatus and consumables used for research in functional genomics, proteomics and food safety. Bio-Rad’s life science products are based on technologies used to separate, purify, identify, analyze and amplify biological materials such as proteins and nucleic acids. These technologies include electrophoresis, imaging, multiplex immunoassay, chromatography, microbiology, bioinformatics, protein function analysis, transfection, amplification and real-time and droplet digital PCR.


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Information Technology

CDWCDW Government (CDW-G) is a leading provider of technology solutions to higher education institutions. The company features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s technology specialists and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions.


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Computers

DellDell’s B2B eCommerce solution, PremierConnect, integrates UNC-Chapel Hill’s ePro System with Dell, helping speed procurement, lower costs, maximize accuracy, and streamline processes. PremierConnect is the most efficient ordering method for standard Dell and CPI configurations, with a convenient one-stop shopping experience.


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Industrial Supplies

FastenalFastenal Company is the fastest-growing full-line industrial supply distributor in the nation. They provide local presence, customized inventory, services and sourcing capabilities to maximize customer cost savings.

Fisher Scientific

UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Scientific Supplies

Fisher ScientificFisher Scientific International Inc. manufactures and distributes scientific instruments, equipment, supplies, workstations, and chemicals used by research laboratories; diagnostic instruments, test materials, and related products for clinical laboratories; and teaching aids for science education. Products are manufactured in the company’s own facilities, and by thousands of independent scientific suppliers and other vendors.

On-campus storeroom items can be ordered through the fishersci.com website.


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Facilities Maintenance

GraingerGrainger is the leading distributor for facilities maintenance products and works with more than 3,000 suppliers to provide customers with access to more than 900,000 products.


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Computers

LenovoLenovo makes the world’s most innovative PCs, including the renowned ThinkPad® notebook as well as products carrying the ThinkCentre®, ThinkStation®, ThinkServer®, IdeaCentre® and IdeaPad® sub-brands. Lenovo has an operations hub, sales headquarters, and major research center in Raleigh, NC, as well as a fulfillment center in Whitsett, NC.

Life Technologies

UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Scientific Supplies

Life TechnologiesLife Technologies is scientists supporting scientists. They are grounded in science and innovating for the future, and strive to offer the preferred portfolio of high-quality, innovative solutions from the most trusted brands in life science: Invitrogen™, Applied Biosystems®, Gibco®, Molecular Probes®, Novex®, Ambion®, and Ion Torrent™. From everyday lab essentials like reagents and consumables to a range of benchtop devices and instruments, all of their products are backed by dedicated support teams to provide assistance every step of the way.

Mayer Electric Supply

UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Electrical Equipment and Supplies

Mayer Electric SupplyMayer Electric Supply is a wholesale distributor of electrical equipment and supplies, lighting, automation, tools and communications. A third-generation, family-owned business founded in 1930, the company is a certified woman-owned business and was the first electrical products distributor in the nation to be be certified to the ISO 9001 quality standards. Mayer has 50 locations in the southeast, including its branch office in Durham and five other North Carolina locations.

MSC Industrial Supply

UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Industrial Supply

MSC Industrial Supply Co.MSC Industrial Supply Company offers more than 550,000 catalog items, representing 2,500 different manufacturers of maintenance, repair, operation, safety, and metalworking supplies. They offer next-day UPS delivery on all in stock orders placed before 3 p.m., hold the State of North Carolina Hand Tool Contract on Stanley PROTO and Kline Tools, and offer free freight on all orders.


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Radio Isotopes and Scientific Supplies

PerkinElmerPerkinElmer products include reagents for Cell-based and Biochemical Assays, Radiochemicals, Microplates, Blotting reagents, ELISA Alternative Technologies, Assay for Kinases and G-Protein coupled receptors, Time resolved fluorescence, Luminescence and In Vivo imaging. PerkinElmer’s instrumentation includes Multimode Plate Readers, Lab Automation, Scintillation Counters, 2D, 3D and 4D imaging and analysis, High Content Screening and In vivo Imaging.



UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Chemicals, Bio Chemicals and Lab Products

Sigma-AldrichSigma-Aldrich offers Life Science and High Technology research products (more than 85,000 biochemicals and organic chemicals).


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Office Supplies

StaplesWith innovative products, services and expert solutions, Staples makes it easy to get the office essentials needed to help run a business.

With Staples Advantage®, you get a proactive partner who takes your business as seriously as you do. Staples’s dedicated Account Managers and exceptional customer service team and environmental and supplier diversity make it easy for you.

VWR International

UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Scientific Supplies

VWR InternationalVWR International is one of the world’s largest distributors of life science products, representing more than 1,300 suppliers and 750,000 cataloged products and services to support UNC-Chapel Hill. All of these products and suppliers are available online and accessible to your institution.

eCommerce Vendors


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for Express Domestic and International Shipping

FedExTo register, follow the New Account Setup Instructions (PDF) to create a login at fedex.com.
Chapel Hill FedEx Drop Off Locations


UNC-Chapel Hill Vendor for fuels credit card program

WEXWEX (formerly Wright Express) is the authorized vendor provide and maintain a fuels credit card program for the purchase of gasoline, diesel and other designated motor fuels at stations with extensive accessibility. WEX has been providing government and commercial fleet managers with payment processing and information management services since 1983. Most major fuel merchants participate in this program.

All fuel purchases made outside of Chapel Hill for University-owned vehicles must be purchased with this card. In Chapel Hill, University-owned vehicles should be fueled at the UNC Facilities fuel depot (Airport Drive).