Procurement & Contracting Services

DS Services and Nestle Water Agreement

This message was sent to the procurement email list on Thursday 12/8/16:

This is an update regarding the status of the Nestle Water (ReadyRefresh) contract A12190. UC Office of the President (UCOP) has negotiated a 3-year extension to this contract, with a substantial price increase for some items annually over the next 3 years. The price increases are as follows:

30%-40% increase on 3 and 5 gallon bottles of water

15%-60% increase on water cooler rental

3%-10% increase on carbon filtration and reverse osmosis water cooler rentals

25%-30% increase on cups

20% on cases of 16.9oz bottles

An alternative to this water service, DS Services, is now available and offers some cost savings.   DS Services provides all the same options, with the exception of reverse osmosis filtration and cups. If you choose DS Services for your water needs, you can purchase cups in AggieBuy using our prime agreement with OfficeMax. The purchase agreement number for DS Services is A30757, which can be used when purchasing against the agreement in the Kuali Financial System (KFS).

The links below are for:

Nestle Water price list from 2014

Current price list for Nestle Water

Current price list for DS Services

If you have questions regarding the DS Services options, you can contact Beverly Alterman at or 714-448-6787.

Please contact Tracie Mennenga at in Strategic Sourcing with any questions.

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