Nichols Paper & Supply Company

Sustainable Purchasing

This strategic contract is for janitorial supplies. Nichols Paper & Supply Company is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.


Purchasing Guidelines

For the purchase of items priced $10,000 or more follow the equipment ordering procedure. Please see Procedure for Purchasing Equipment for more information.

Sustainable Purchasing

Nichols has identified their company outlook on sustainability and has clearly defined sustainable items within their product line that are available for purchase by the University.           

Sustainable products/service:          

  • Products that you purchase from Nichols that carry a certification or contain post-consumer recycled content that meet the EPA’s Green Purchasing Guidelines will show in Nichols M-Marketsite catalog with an icon for the certification that the product carries. To search sustainable products, locate the category ‘Green Products’ and further refine by identifying ‘Attributes’. Product categories that are identified with green certification icons are skin care, paper products, trash can liners, and cleaning chemicals. You will see a recycle symbol for those products that meet the EPA’s requirement for post-consumer recycled content.

The icons: Green Seal Certification EcoLogo Safer Choice Forest Stewardship Council Greenguard Recycle symbol (for products that do not have a certification but meet with EPA’s requirement for post-consumer recycled content). Nichols’ Green and Clean symbol

Sustainability Initiatives:       

  • Corporate Sustainability Report
    • Nichols’ commitment is to focus on the environmental, social and economic impacts of their business and to engage associates, suppliers and customers to develop sustainable business practices that meet the needs of today without compromising future generations.
    • While Nichols’ does not publish an annual sustainability report, you can further read about their commitment and accomplishments here.
  • Certifications & Awards
    • At the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2017 Trade Show and ISSA Convention, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Nichols was presented the inaugural Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning (DEAL) DEAL Awards of Distinction: Energy Excellence Award. Nichols achieved the highest ENERGY STAR® score (90 out of 100) of all DEAL participants.
    • LEED Operations + Maintenance Version 4.0 – Warehouse and Distribution Center – Gold achieved in October 2015 for Norton Shores, MI headquarters and distribution center
    • Michigan Battle of the Buildings:  1st place in 2014 in the building category with a decrease in energy usage of 7% and 2nd place in 2015 with a reduction of 10.84%           

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

Contact Gillian Hartley, for questions or comments on Sustainable Purchasing at the University of Michigan at or (734) 764-2419.

Ordering Information

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

Shop M-marketsite:

Browse M-marketsite and/or create a shopping cart

Create M-marketsite order

How to use M-marketsite

Staples is the University’s Strategic Supplier for room delivered, janitorial paper products and sanitary cleaning products, in less than case quantity orders. Departments can order products from Staples through M-Marketsite.

Additional Information

  • University of Michigan contract pricing on over 5,000 stock items, including GOJO/Purell, Johnson Wax, and Kimberly Clark
  • On-line ordering with U-M discount pricing
  • Easy ordering with “templates”
  • Dedicated sales and support staff
  • Dedicated trucking service

To schedule appointments with manufacturer representatives or new product demonstrations, contact:

Dave Hoy, Sales Representative
Cell: (586) 405-6839

Shipping & Handling

 Free shipping

Supplier Contact

Customer Service:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jenny Taylor, Nichols Customer Service
Phone: (419) 419-1976
Fax: (800) 722-2752

Sales representative and product information:

Dave Hoy, Sales Representative
Cell: (586) 405-6839

Flint Campus:

Keith Spiroff, Account Manager
Cell: (313) 995-8065

Procurement Contacts

Contract Administrator:

Name: Kelsey Ellis
Phone: (734) 615-3467



Procurement Agent:

Name: William Erwin

Phone: (734)-763-4157