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Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Department provides necessary services and programs to the campus community for the procurement of equipment, supplies, and services.
The Purchasing Department will strive to secure the most suitable quality available within the delivery and price constraints that exist utilizing ethical and cost-effective procurement procedures.

How to do Business with Colgate University

Thank you for your interest in Colgate University. The attached Vendor Profile Form (PDF) and the W-9 form will be required in order for you to be considered for all bidding and quote requests from Colgate University. Please include any line cards, catalogs, and account representative contacts with your form.

Colgate University is partnering with SunGard AvantGard to eliminate paper checks.  Vendors who conduct business with Colgate University will be receiving a notification letter in the mail in the coming days.  This letter will contain the details of the program along with instructions on how to enroll in the program.  If you would like to receive electronic payments from Colgate, you will be required to enroll in this new program.


Paul (Alan) Leonard
Director of Purchasing

John Nelson
Assistant Director of Purchasing/Senior Buyer

Connie McGregor

Karla Reighter
Contract Coordinator
Madalyn Walker
Office Assistant

Dick Losee or Tom Davis
Central Receiving

Joanne Vanderwood
Surplus/Salvage Warehouse

Contact Information

The Purchasing Department is in the service building directly behind Reid Athletic Center.

Purchasing Department
Colgate University
Route 12B
Hamilton, NY 13346

Phone: 315-228-7474
Fax: 315-228-7828
E-mail: purch@colgate.edu