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 Purchasing Office is responsible for administering:

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.


The Purchasing Office is located on the 4th floor of 173 Main Street, Waterville.

Email Purchasing: [email protected]


Since the 1920’s, NAEP has been the non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. NAEP’s mission is to facilitate the development, exchange and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education and associated communities, through continuing education, networking, public information and advocacy. Members of the Association founded the E&I Cooperative Service as an important benefit of NAEP membership. Currently, over 1,500 colleges and universities are members. NAEP is a member-focused association providing progressive knowledge management in strategic sourcing, supply chain, materials and logistics for procurement professionals. NAEP provides professional development and networking opportunities regionally and nationally. These meetings, workshops and seminars provide knowledge transfer in procurement ranging from beginning to advanced professionals and are conducted throughout the year and across the nation.

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.