The Purchasing Department’s function is to ensure that purchasing decisions are made that best serve the College and ensure that quality goods and services are procured efficiently and in a timely manner, at the most competitive costs and to the satisfaction of campus departments. The Purchasing Department will ensure the procurement activity is carried out professionally and ethically.
Environmentally preferable purchasing practices will be incorporated into contracts when feasible, and suppliers may be asked to provide information on their company’s green initiatives. Purchasing decisions will consider recycled content, waste minimization, and energy efficiency as integral components of the decision-making process.
Berea College strives to expand and increase awareness of business opportunities for minority-owned vendors and increase our diverse supplier spend.