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DS Services and Nestle Water Agreement

This is an update regarding the status of the Nestle Water (ReadyRefresh) contract A12190.

UC Office of the President (UCOP) has negotiated a 3-year extension to this contract, with a substantial price increase for some items annually over the next 3 years. The price increases are as follows:

  • 30%-40% increase on 3 and 5 gallon bottles of water
  • 15%-60% increase on water cooler rental
  • 3%-10% increase on carbon filtration and reverse osmosis water cooler rentals
  • 25%-30% increase on cups
  • 20% on cases of 16.9oz bottles

DS Services

DS Services is now available as an alternative to this water service and offers some cost savings. DS Services provides all the same options, with the exception of reverse osmosis filtration and cups. If you choose DS Services for your water needs, you can purchase cups in AggieBuy using our prime agreement with OfficeMax. The purchase agreement number for DS Services is A30757, which can be used when purchasing against the agreement in the Kuali Financial System (KFS).

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If you have questions regarding the DS Services options, you can email Beverly Alterman or phone 714-448-6787.