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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: Alcohol

Alcohol consumed with a meal, including cocktails and after-dinner drinks, while entertaining College guests or candidates is reimbursable, to a maximum of two drinks per person.  Moderation with respect to the cost of alcohol is the guiding principle in determining what is reasonable and reimbursable. Personal consumption of alcohol beyond one drink with dinner while at a conference, professional meeting, or other formally scheduled College-related event is not reimbursable.

Alcohol may not be purchased with Federal grant funding.

The full text of the College‚Äôs alcohol policy may be found here:  https://reason.kzoo.edu/hr/policies/

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