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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: Mileage Reimbursement for Use of Personal Automobile

The College reimburses mileage related to business use of a personal automobile at the current IRS rate.  A campus notice will be sent out each time the IRS rate changes.

The current rate for mileage is 54.5 cents (effective 1.1.18).  Requests for reimbursements may be submitted at any rate not to exceed the current reimbursement rate.  The College does not pay mileage in advance of travel.

The College does not reimburse for fuel, parking/speeding tickets, towing charges, or other expenses related to business use of personal automobiles.

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