Purchasing at Colby is regulated by the individual department budget. The Purchasing Office is available to guide you in finding the best possible price for the college as well as receiving the quality service Colby depends on.
The Assistant Director of Administrative Financial Services is responsible for administering:
- JP Morgan Chase Corporate Cards
- Monthly Debits (SBS, W.B. Mason, Haskins Printing, UPS, Bookstore and D-Card)
- Student Club Purchases
- Colby Preferred Vendors
Computer Hardware/Software/Technology Equipment Purchases
All college owned computer hardware and software must be ordered through ITS. Hardware requests can be submitted using the ITS Hardware Request form. Software requests can be submitted using the ITS Software Request form.
Educational & Institutional Cooperative Service
Educational & Institutional Cooperative Service, Inc. is a not-for-profit buying cooperative established by members of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) to provide goods and services to members at the best possible value. The Cooperative is owned by its membership of more than 1500 tax-exempt colleges, universities, prep schools, hospitals, medical research institutions and hospital purchasing organizations located throughout the United States.
Colby is a member of E&I, if you would like more information regarding E&I and the purchasing power it provides, please contact Administrative Financial Services, 207.859.4125.