Doing Business With BC
Welcome to Boston College. This section of our web site is dedicated to information that may be of relevance to companies who are doing business, or wish to do business, with Boston College. Boston College is a diverse community and requires a great deal of resources to keep it running well. Your help in providing these resources is greatly appreciated.
We hope you find this information helpful. If you require additional information, please contact the Procurement Services Office at 617-552-3055 or by e-mail at Purchasing@bc.edu. Please be aware of the University's holiday schedule for days the University will be closed.
In order to pre-qualify to provide goods or services to Boston College, please contact the appropriate buyer in the Boston College Procurement Services Department. Please see the Categories section of this Web site to determine the buyer responsible for procuring your product.
Notice to Suppliers: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email Activity
We want to alert you to an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from Boston College, but are, in fact, fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal activity, we have alerted the appropriate authorities.
We can share some common traits or themes of these fraudulent emails that may help reduce risk to your company in becoming a financial victim of this scam:
The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
The senders' email address or website link is not authentic to Boston College.
The message requests shipment of product to non-BC addresses.
The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, may include a logo or other graphic, and a signature that may look legitimate but it is not.
If you believe that you have received a fraudulent email that appears to be from Boston College, please forward, via email to Laurie Simard (email@example.com), Procurement Services, to verify its legitimacy before responding to the email or filling the order. Procurement Services and Boston College value our partnership with you and appreciate the very important role you play in providing goods and services to our faculty, students, and staff in support of their academic and research endeavors. Please know that we are assisting to the fullest extent we are able by reporting all fraudulent emails to the appropriate personnel.
Use of the name and/or logo of Boston College are restricted by the University.
For information concerning their use, please contact:
Katie Foley, Associate Director
Marketing & Licensing
- Payment Terms: 2/10 Net 30
- W-9 Form is required of any new US vendor before payments can be processed.
- Foreign Vendor Registration Form
- W-8BEN (Foreign Individuals)
- W-8BEN-E (Foreign Entities) - For payments subject to US reporting and taxation
- W-8BEN-E-BC (Foreign Entities) - For payments NOT subject to US reporting and taxation
- EFT/ACH Payment Form - We encourage all vendors to sign up for Direct Deposit
- Vendor Information
- Contractor Profile Packet (Facilities and Construction Suppliers only)
- Tax Exempt Certificate (Sales Tax Exemption Certificates)
- Credit Information for Boston College