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Purchasing Policies

To better serve the campus community, the College has established a series of cost saving policies and procedures for the most commonly purchased goods and services.  

The object of these policies is to:

  • Competitively bid more goods and services to achieve the best price and quality of service
  • To reduce the number of vendors used to purchase the same products
  • To reduce the number of check requisitions that are processed and the number of checks written
  • To reduce late fees, missed cash discounts, and sales tax payments
  • To increase the use of purchasing consortiums to take advantage of volume discounts
  • To establish clear guidelines and uniform purchasing practices throughout the campus community.

Please see the Procedures section on Requesting a Purchase Order

Purchasing: Computers and Tablets

All computers and tablets must be purchased by Information Services through approved vendors.  Computers and tablets purchased by Information Services are purchased at a volume discount price with a service warranty. 

Computers and tablets should not be purchased using College credit cards except by authorized Information Services staff.  Computers and tablets purchased with a personal credit card will not be reimbursed by the College.  This policy applies regardless of funding source, including grant funded accounts. 

Tablets may not include a data plan.

Please visit https://reason.kzoo.edu/is/computers/purchasing_policy/ for more information and to obtain a purchase order.

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