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. Please review the following resources, which are required in order to be considered for all bidding and quote requests from Colgate:
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.
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)
Colgate University has established a Historically Underutilized/Small Business Procurement Program to track and promote procurement with small, disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses.
A business, independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it performs and qualifies under the criteria and size standards of the Small Business Administration regulations.
A small business that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged or a publicly owned business that has at least 51 percent of its stock owned by one or more historically underutilized individuals.
A small business that is at least 51 percent owned by a woman or women who also control and operate it.
- Inform the campus community on the needs and capabilities of small, disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses.
- To increase participation of small, disadvantaged, and women-owned business concerns in the Colgate University procurement process.
The Colgate University Purchasing Department will continue to collect and compile vendor data related to the business classifications of vendors providing services and goods to the university. By doing so, the above data will continue to become available on an annual basis to monitor and highlight program trends.
The above goals are an effort to demonstrate that the Purchasing Department and the Colgate community can effectively include Historically Underutilized Businesses in the procurement process.