How Master Contracts are decided:
Many Master Contracts are negotiated independently by our office; others are negotiated by affiliated buying groups and consortia. Each contract is negotiated on behalf of Bentley or a buying group by pooling buying power to obtain favorable pricing and contract terms.
These buying groups include: the Educational and Institutional Cooperative; the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium; and The Boston Consortium.
Contract pricing is based upon a committed aggregate purchasing volume for the specific good or service. Each contract is governed by terms and conditions that protect the interests of Bentley. The directory also identifies companies that are considered ‘preferred vendors.’ These are recommended companies that do not have formal contracts with Bentley.
This directory should be used as a desk reference. When needing to make a departmental purchase or contacting a vendor, simply refer to the directory for contact as well as contract information. Each profile provides necessary guidelines for order placement.