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Brown First

The ‘Brown First’ program implemented FY02 has been enormously successful in supporting the University. Senior administration remains committed to the program as the savings and financial contribution it generates support the academic objectives of the University.

‘Brown First’ calls for university-wide centralization of print, mailing services, signs, promotional items, quick print, wide format printing, posters, indoor or outdoor banners, and copier/multifunction office equipment contracts through Graphic Services.

This centralization program provides the first and preferred opportunity for Graphic Services to meet the aforementioned needs of Brown departments enabling the University to retain substantial funds previously spent off-campus. In addition, centralization results in improved price negotiating leverage with our off-campus preferred vendor partners.

Graphic Services will continue to meet departmental needs with in-house staff and facilities. In the event we are unable to meet customer’s needs in-house, Graphic Services will place your order with a qualified external vendor and oversee the process from beginning to end. The Purchasing Card may not be used for graphic services with the sole exception being out of town emergency copying.

We thank the entire Brown community for their part in making this program such a success and ask to you ensure all members of your staff remain aware of ‘Brown First‘. Continued success of the program and its positive financial contribution to the University is dependent on your ongoing support.