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Preferred Supplier


B & H Foto & Electronics Corp., (“B & H”) is the Institute’s preferred Master Agreement supplier and Rensselaer’s provider of photo, video, audio, lighting, pro accessories, computers, data storage, optics, entertainment projection, and surveillance devices.   B & H is the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the U.S. 

As the Institute’s preferred contract supplier, the B & H contract offers a wealth of possibilities available for photography, videography and other Media Industries.  The B & H products catalog is enabled in the Rensselaer Marketplace (OSCAR) as a punch-out supplier with E&I Cooperative Services discount pricing.
Computer hard drives, networking, peripherals, software, speakers, desk-top computers, notebooks, iPads, and tablets have been removed from the supplier’s catalog.  Please contact the Campus Computer store for these items. 

Contract Information: The B & H Foto & Electronics Corp. contract is a competively bid contract awarded in collaboration with Education and Institutional Cooperative Services (E&I), a national purchasing cooperative that serves over 2,300 member colleges and universities across the country.

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp and the E&I Program offer the ability to:

  1. Leverage cooperative purchasing power
  2. Significantly lower operational costs
  3. Lower purchasing costs

Contract Term: 5/1/2013-4/30/2014 Rensselaer specific pricing and from 4/1/2014-7/31/2018 E&I pricing


Shipping Terms: B & H will pay standard UPS ground shipping for orders that: (a) can be shipped via UPS (i.e. not oversized items); (b) are over ($100); and (c) and weigh less than (70) pounds. Rensselaer will pay shipping costs in other instances.


Order/Quote Lookup: B & H offers order & quote lookup. Please use customer ID# 33607432. If your quote is no longer valid, please contact B & H NY Team at the contact info below for a valid quote to punch out capability.


Returns and Warranties: Rensselaer may return Products to B & H consistent with B & H’s Return Policy. Merchandise sold under this agreement only covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, if any, B & H disclaims all warranties, including without limitation that of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Payment/Invoicing:   Electronic invoicing for punch-out orders. Manual invoicing for non-catalog orders.

Credits: Issued manually from B & H. Department enters as a Direct Pay.

Special Pricing: For special pricing on quantity procurements, please contact Jason Farbowitz at jasonfa@BandH.com.


For Customer Service/Order Inquires/obtaining quotes:

B & H Contact information:

The New York Team
212-239-7500 ext 7742
Fax: 212-239-7759

Jason Farbowitz
B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio
Business Development
Education & Local Government
Phone: 212-239-7500 ext. 2381
Cell: 646-937-0004
Fax: 212-239-7759

Rensselaer Contact information:

Procurement Services
Kim Ragosta - Sourcing Manager
Phone (518) 276-3265