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Top Recognition

 This supplier has received a Supplier Recognition Award from Cornell University for meeting or exceeding performance standards for product and service quality, pricing, order fulfillment, customer satisfaction, and social responsibility for all quarters of the program last fiscal year.

Cornell University has awarded a preferred supplier contract to Airgas, Inc. for the following products and services:

  • Cylinder and specialty gases
  • Dry ice blocks and pellets

This vendor has also been awarded an additional special contract for selected personal protective equipment under RFP-11-10063 for a five year contract.

Contract Benefits to Cornell

  • Daily delivery (dry ice on prearranged dates)
  • Demurrage and demurrage-free programs
  • Accepts all forms of Cornell procurement
  • Online ordering and availability with Cornell contract prices
  • Delivered by Airgas directly with no common carrier shipments (safety benefits)

Ordering Information

Confidential Information: The following information regarding contracts negotiated with suppliers is confidential and must not be shared with anyone outside of Cornell University, as per University Policy 4.6, Standards of Ethical Conduct.

Supplier's Web Site

Access e-SHOP

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Order Address

Airgas, Inc.
Ithaca Office
230 Cherry Street
Ithaca, NY  14850

Telephone: (607) 273-1972
Fax: (607) 273-2131

Syracuse Office
2730 Erie Blvd. East
Syracuse, NY 13224

Telephone: (800) 524-7427
Fax: (800) 333-6523

Customer Service Representative

Airgas Customer Service
Telephone: (800) 524-7427

Dry Ice: Peggy Humphrey (Additional and delivery assistance)
Telephone: (607) 733-6527, ext. 43210

Mike Norris
Telephone: (607) 423-1902

Sales Representative

Mike Norris
Telephone: (607) 423-1902

How to Obtain Information on Products and Pricing

Contact Airgas Customer Service by telephone, e-mail, or online.

For Dry Ice: Any department purchasing dry ice must contact Airgas to arrange for an on-site survey prior to delivery, and a delivery agreement must be completed.

How to Place an Order

Place orders through e-SHOP. Custom or special orders require a purchase order.

Other Applicable Charges

All freight, special handling, and hazardous materials charges are absorbed by the vendor. Orders placed by 12:00 p.m. are to be delivered the next day. For orders placed after noon, but still required by the next day, Cornell is responsible for freight.

For Dry Ice: Please refer to the delivery agreement.

Cancellation and Return Policy

Not applicable

Additional Cornell Key Contract Information

  • Contract reference #: RFP-20003-517-92, dated 04/17/1992
  • Current contract: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2014
  • Contract term: Five years
  • Supplier provides safety seminars twice per year
  • Supplier is available for third-party procurement to other gas sources is not available direct

Cornell University Contract Administrator

For more information, questions, or comments about this program, please contact the following purchasing agent:


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