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Crystal Rock is the Institutes’ preferred supplier of coffee and water products effective January 15, 2012. Crystal Rock is one of the leading providers of coffee and water refreshments in the New England area.   They have been in business since 1914 and pride themselves on quality products and superior service. Crystal Rock has been providing coffee and water to the Rensselaer campus since 2004. 




Contract Information: The Crystal Rock contract is a competitively bid contract.

Crystal Rock offers the following:

  1. Natural Spring Water, Purified Drinking Water
  2. Full Coffee Service
  3. Snack and office refreshments
  4. Free Delivery/No Fuel Surcharges
  5. Green Eco-Friendly Items

Contract Term: 1/15/2012-1/14/2021

Products: The Crystal Rock contract offers full coffee service featuring their own brand, Cool Beans but also provides a variety of items delivered to your department. Item pricing has been discounted 30- 35% off current list prices.

Invoicing: All invoices will be sent electronically to OSCAR.

Delivery: Delivery will occur 48 hours after order is placed.

Ordering Information:
Crystal Rock product requirements must be processed via the hosted catalog in the Rensselaer Marketplace. Questions regarding product delivery, service issues, specific products, pricing or ordering information can be emailed to: rpi@crystalrock.com

How to Order:

For instructions on how to order from within OSCAR please click here.

Rensselaer Contact information:

Procurement Services                       
Linda Cook, Sourcing Manager   cookl@rpi.edu or (518)276-2156.