1. A preferred
supplier is one with whom the College has negotiated an agreement/contract which could include price discounts, delivery
arrangements, customer service requirements, etc. for a specified period of time. The Preferred Supplier Program formalizes the
relationship with suppliers who are
selected based on procurement volume and their strategic and economic benefits to the College. These will be college-wide agreements and the
same discounted prices and
service levels will be available to all college departments.
2. A preferred supplier may also be a supplier
who is part of a purchasing consortium which provides
national and/or regional contracts. These consortium suppliers offer deeper discounts because of the combined purchasing volume of
the colleges and universities affiliated with the consortium.
3. A preferred supplier will complete a
formalized, competitive selection process
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