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Furniture Purchase Procedure

Policy:  The Code of Virginia requires the university to purchase furniture from Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE). VCE must be used unless they do not manufacture the goods required and/or they grant an exemption allowing the purchase from a commercial source.

Ordering Directly From VCE:  The link to the VCE website is provided on this web page. You may use the VCE website to review product availability; however, please note all products are not posted on this website. You are encouraged to contact the VCE sales representative to confirm pricing and availability.

Contact Information:

*Note:  Please use this address for all eVA purchase requisitions.*

Virginia Correctional Enterprises
8030 Whitebark Terrace
Richmond, VA  23237

*Radford’s Sales Rep – First Point of Contact

Chris Cash, Senior Account Representative, Sales
(804) 743-4100 (Phone)
(804) 743-2259 (Fax)

VCE Customer Service – Richmond Office
(800) 823-2823 or (804) 743-4160 (Phone)
(804) 743-2206 (Fax)                        

Written Release:  Written releases,  which allow purchases from commercial vendors,  are granted if VCE has nothing compatible with the required specifications, or are unable to meet the required delivery. VCE will not grant a release after a purchase has been made.

How to Obtain a Release:  The release form is available by clicking on the form link on this web page. A purchase requisition must be submitted in eVA that includes the price quote from the vendor that has been located. Please add “Kathy Shaw” to the beginning of the eVA approval flow. Submit the VCE release form to Kathy Shaw via email,  notating the PR number of the eVA requisition. Kathy will review the release and is responsible for submitting the release forms to VCE. Once the release is fully approved, Kathy will ensure the requesting party receives an executed copy.