First Right of Refusal Guidelines

The University of Memphis operates highly capable and cost-effective services to meet many of the University’s needs. University departments should utilize any service provided by the University prior to seeking external vendors. The requirement to use the University services promotes economic efficiency and cost-recovery and fosters greater compliance with University goals.

Tiger Copy & Graphics can meet most professional printing needs on campus. This applies to all business-related printing using University funds for faculty, staff, departments and organizations. Please visit our website for a full listing of services, to complete a Print Order Form to request a print job, or for the Request for Exception form.

Any faculty, staff, department or organization using University funds who wish to utilize an outside vendor must fill out a Request for Exception form. The Manager of Print and Mail Services will review the Request for Exception form and will approve, deny and/or suggest appropriate alternatives in keeping with University goals.

In addition to the Request for Exception form, a copy of the outline of services and an accurate quote from the preferred vendor must be attached. No exceptions will be made for business cards, letterhead and standard envelopes.

For any questions or concerns, please call extension 901.678.2838.