BBC Distributing


This is a strategic contract with a Michigan business for compostable items for university events, featuring products from World Centric.  BBC Distributing delivers university orders from their warehouse in Grand Rapids, MI.

Sustainable Purchasing

BBC Distributing has identified sustainable items within their product line that are available for purchase by the University.           

  • Sustainable products/ service

    • All products, containers, plates, cups, silverware, and more, available from BBC Distributing through Market Site are certified compostable. Our disposable foodservice products are designed to transform waste into healthy, new soil through composting.

    • To receive this certification, products have to meet three standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Under a managed composting program, must 1) break down to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass at a rate consistent to paper, 2) decompose so that the original material is not visually distinguishable, and 3) leave no toxic residue.

    • There are four identifying logos to show the compostable and biobased nature of the products distributed by BBC.

    • To properly dispose of compostable products, the appropriate compost containers must be acquired or located. To do this, please contact to plan your event or click the link to learn how to locate appropriate bins for post-event compost disposal. 

    • To learn more about sustainable procurement at the University please review “Diversity and Sustainability” on the Procurement Services website.

      Contact the Sustainable Procurement Coordinator, Selin Nurgun, for questions or comments on Sustainable Purchasing at the University of Michigan: or (734) 647-6213

Ordering Information


To place an order, log in to M-marketsite.

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How to use M-marketsite

Please provide the following information when placing orders:
  • Shortcode
  • Customer requisition number
  • Contact information including name, uniqname, and delivery address

PCards are not accepted.

Additional Information

BBC Distributing is an eSettlements supplier.  Invoices will appear on your SOA as a non-PO voucher.  The university agreement is only for compostable items detailed on M-Marketsite.

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Shipping & Handling

Free shipping

Orders delivered to Ann Arbor campus Monday / Wednesday / Friday


Supplier Contact

Justin Ahearne, Sales Consultant
Phone: (616) 822-1177

Procurement Contacts

Contract Administrator - Primary:
Name: Jeff Rabbitt    
Phone: (734) 764-9232

Contract Administrator - Secondary:
Name:  Ian Pepper    
Phone: (734) 647-4981