The Purchasing Office is responsible for the administration of centralized purchasing services for all departments of the College.
It shall be the policy to obtain all supplies, equipment, and services at best possible value to the College -value being defined as the optimum combination of price, quality, availability, and service.
In conforming to this policy with sound and prudent business practices, the following are approved methods for acquiring goods and services:
- Purchase Orders (PO): All orders totaling over $500, Competitive bidding required
- Card Program: Credit cards issued for small-dollar department purchases and travel-related expenses
Union College is a 501(c)(3) organization and is tax exempt for all expenditures in New York and other various states.