Vendor Management

Selecting a Vendor

Vendors on University, State (OSD), E&I (Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing) and MHEC (Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium) Contracts should be used whenever possible.

If your purchase is less than $5,000, you may use a vendor of your choice providing you do not expect total purchases with that vendor to exceed $5,000 over the next 12 months. Vendors on University, State (OSD), E&I (Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing) and MHEC (Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium) Contracts should be used whenever possible.

If the vendor is not on an approved contract and you need assistance locating a vendor for your purchase, please contact the Procurement Department at procurement@umassp.edu or call the Administrative Service Center at 774-455-7100.

Onboarding Process

Have the vendor fill out and sign a W9 form. Send the completed form to Lynne Ferrell in Controller’s Office and indicate that it’s an addition. Lynne will then process and forward the request to the Vendor Department on the Amherst Campus.