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Digi-Key Corporation is a Rensselaer Marketplace enabled supplier of electronic components effective May 1st, 2012. The Institute has established a Master Agreement with Digi-Key resulting from a campus-wide transaction and spend analysis as well as multiple campus end-user requests.

This Master Agreement was awarded under the Institute's Procure-to-Pay Enhancement Project that is charged with streamlining the campus-wide buying and supplier payment process and leveraging the Institute's buying power to reduce the cost of products and services required by our departments.


Contract Information
This negotiated Digi-Key Master Agreement offers mutual benefits for both the Institute and Digi-Key while fostering a growing relationship .

The Master Agreement offers the Institute the following benefits:

  • A very large inventory of product offerings ready for immediate shipment
  • An extensive line card of electronic component vendors
  • Enhanced technical support services for campus end users who purchase electronic components
  • An exclusive discount program that aids the Institute in lowering lab and equipment expenditures

Conversely, Digi-Key reaps the following benefits from this Master Agreement:

  • Builds a Strategic Sourcing partnership with Rensselaer
  • Formally introduces the Institute's faculty and students to Digi-Key and Digi-Key's suppliers
  • Aligns itself with future designers, engineers, and scientists whom graduate into the workforce

Contract Term: The Master Agreement is effective February 15, 2012 and is recurring until modified.

Prices/Discounts: Digi-Key will extend a fixed minimum discount off of their current catalog pricing on all products, including cut-tape and value-added, merchandise. Due to manufacturer restrictions, the fixed discount may not apply to all items. Detail pricing information is available at anytime on-line through the OSCAR punch out catalog. If you are unable to view OSCAR catalogs, please request OSCAR access from your business manager and from Procurement Services department.

Ordering Information: All orders for Digi-Key products must be processed via the Digi-Key punch out catalog enabled in the Rensselaer Marketplace.

Please note:

  • Any special instructions for Digi-Key should be placed in the "Notes to All Suppliers" section of your draft cart.
  • Expedited Shipping: Please include special instructions in the "Notes to All Suppliers" section for all Overnight or Priority shipping requests, as well as Call or engage in "Live Chat" with a representative from DigiKey to ensure that shipping request are noted appropriately on orders.

Invoicing: Electronic invoicing is enabled for this online catalog.

Terms & Conditions : All returns/exchanges as well as other terms & conditions shall be subject to and governed by Digi-Key's Web Site Terms of Use & Conditions of Order and are found on Digi-Key's web site at www.digikey.com.

Supplier ID Number: 411234968

Questions regarding this agreement can be directed to:

Digi-Key Contact Information
Bob Brown
Director, Academic Business Development (218) 688-1553


Sales, Parts & Technical Questions
Please Call 1-800-DigiKey (1-800-344-4539)


Rensselaer Contact Information
Rensselaer Contact Information:
Procurement Services
Geoff Mielke, Sourcing Manager
Phone (518) 276-8692