Selecting a Moving Company

If you do not plan to make a self-move, you can either select a UVA contract common carrier vendor or entertain bids from non-contract vendors.

  • A purchase order is executed for your move (departmental contact creates purchase order on your behalf when using non-contract vendors)
  • Invoice is paid directly through our Accounts Payable department
  • Cost of common carrier charges is deducted from the total amount designated in the Moving Agreement
  • Fully-executed Moving Agreement must be on file to verify the total amount the University will pay towards the relocation

Using Non-Contract Vendors

If you wish to get prices from non-contract vendors

  • obtain three quotes when the price exceeds the institution’s noncompetitive purchase threshold
  • select the lowest bidder
  • refer to Guidelines for Competition on the Resources page (left menu)