Purchasing Services manages the acquisition, delivery and payment for the supplies, equipment and services required to support the educational, research and patient care missions of Vanderbilt University.
Purchasing Services is responsible for overseeing the commercial relationships between Vanderbilt University and our suppliers and insuring that all aspects of our relationships are held to the highest ethical and professional standards. Our suppliers contribute significantly to the ongoing success of Vanderbilt University and we in turn actively support our suppliers and help them achieve their objectives. The Supplier Diversity Program, which promotes business with small, disadvantaged and diversity owned businesses, is one example of this support.
Purchasing Services is also leading the conversion to modern eCommerce purchasing technologies including electronic ordering and invoicing using our eProcurement system. Future business growth will be with those suppliers who embrace eCommerce as part of their customer service strategy.
As a private, non-profit higher education institution, Vanderbilt University is not required to disclose contracts, RFP documents, proposals or other related documents to outside parties. All such materials are considered confidential.
Suppliers wishing to be considered for future business can now apply with Purchasing Services. Tell us a little about your business size and primary commodity offered. Your information will be added to a master database of potential suppliers to Vanderbilt University and reviewed by our sourcing staff who will contact you within 45 working days.
Supplier Procedures (Doing Business with Vanderbilt)
Purchasing Services requires all suppliers doing business with Vanderbilt to be familiar with and to abide by our Supplier Policies and Procedures.
VUMC Vendor Liaison Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) seeks to deliver high quality cost effective patient care, promote significant research, and provide superior medical education to all health care professionals. It is recognized that supplier representatives play an important role in achieving these goals. VUMC has partnered with Vendormate credentialing services to insure supplier representatives visiting our facilities are appropriate, productive, and beneficial.
All supplier representatives must register with Vendormate. Registration requirements are based on the areas the supplier representative will visit and if there will be any patient contact. To begin the registration process, visit our website at https://vanderbilt.vendormate.com. In order to complete the registration process, supplier representatives will need their company's Tax ID number to make the search for their company easier.
For more information, please visit the Vendor Liaison page at https://finance.vanderbilt.edu/purchasingservices/purchasingservices/liaison.php .
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