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Boston College Procurement Services has developed successful relationships and negotiated specialty rates with several external vendors.  For more information, see the categories listed on the Procurement Services webpage.

 

Preferred Vendor List


Transportation Services

Please be advised that the Boston College Office of Risk Management recommends that bus companies being utilized for trips of more than 25 passengers and/or traveling more than 20 miles from Boston College should be insured for over $10,000,000.00 and have their Certificates of Insurance on file in the Boston College Office of Risk Management.  All of the companies below are suppliers in good standing with Boston College and have Certificates of Insurance on file for the proper amount of coverage. 

Motorcoaches

For all Bus Travel  20 miles or greater from the University, the following companies are suppliers in good standing with Boston College and have Certificates of Insurance on file for the proper amount of coverage.

Brush Hill Tours/Grayline
Contact: Michael Burkard, Phone: 781-986-6100, info@brushhilltours.com

Academy Bus
Contact: Tony D'Arcangelo, tdarcangelo@academybus.com

Peter Pan Bus
Contact: Lenny Rottenberg, Phone: 617-887-2200 x1923, lrottenberg@peterpanbus.com

Local Motion of Boston, Inc.
Contact: Bruce Barrows, Phone: 781-535-6352, BBarrows@LMBoston.com

Yankee Line, Inc
Contact: Michael A Costa, Phone: 617-268-8890, mikec@yankeeline.us

Cavalier Coach
Contact: Joan Libby, Phone: 617-330-1234, cavaliercoach@mindspring.com

 

School Buses

AA Transportation Co. Inc. 

Contact: Christon Paddock, Phone: 508-791-9100 - option #2, ext #2, christon@aatransportation.com

First Student
Contact: Barbie Nee, Phone: 781-591-1560, barbie.nee@firstgroup.com

Doherty's Garage
Contact: Cindy Murphy, Phone: 781-259-8484, cindym@dohertysgarage.com

For all Bus Travel with fewer than 20 passengers and less than 20 miles from the University, the following supplier is in good standing with Boston College and has the Certificate of Insurance on file for the proper amount of coverage.

A&A Metro
Contact: Suzanne Skaltsis, 508-697-0017, Suzanne@aametro.com

Ordering/Payment

IF PAYING BY PCARD OR VOUCHER (ORDERS UNDER $5,000):

Please have all invoices mailed directly to your department. The mailing address must include department name, and invoices should reference a full time employee’s contact name. When possible, please request electronic copies of invoices.

IF PAYING BY REQUISITION/PURCHASE ORDER (ORDERS OVER $5,000):

Please contact Procurement Services to facilitate the bid process. Once the bid process has been completed, departments can create requisitions using the winning quote. Procurement then sends the Purchase Order to the supplier (unless otherwise specified). When an order is placed departments must confirm that the supplier has the correct Purchase Order number, and that all related invoices and statements will reference the PO number.  

**For all questions about insurance on any University vehicle rental, please contact The Office of Risk Management at 617-552-2060 or email breenrb@bc.edu

BUS SIZE OPTIONS

Many suppliers offer various size vehicles. Inquire about options that will best meet your needs.

Typical sizes include: 54 passenger, 41 passenger, 38 passenger, 29 passenger, 21 passenger

 

Car Rental

Boston College has agreements with the following Car Rental companies.  Make sure to use the corporate discount numbers listed for each vendor when making your reservation.  Please contact Kathy Coholan at x2-3451 with questions regarding car rentals.

*For all questions about Insurance on any University vehicle rental, please contact The Offie of Risk Management at 617-552-2060 or email breenrb@bc.edu
** If you are using your department American Express card for car rentals for students, please contact Kathy Coholan at 2-3451 before making a reservation

AVIS Reservations
Phone: 1-800-633-3469
International Reservations: 1-800-331-1084

Budget Reservations
Phone: 1-800-527-0700
Phone for Reservations outside US: 1-800-472-3325

Hertz Reservations
Phone: 1-800-654-2200
Corporate Account #14934

Enterprise Reservations
Phone: 1-800-593-0505
Account Number for business - XZ10614
Account Number for personal - XZ10785

Online Reservations: www.enterprise.com
Account Number for business - XZ10614
Account Number for personal - XZ10785
Pin #BOS

Enterprise Program Summary

National Car Reservations
Phone: 1-800-227-7368
Account Number for business - XZ10614
Account Number for personal - XZ10785

Online Reservations: www.Nationalcar.com
Account Number for business - XZ10614
Account Number for personal - XZ10785

National Program Summary

*CAR RENTAL INSURANCE*

Boston College has enrolled all Corporate Card members in the American Express Car Rental Loss and Damage (CRLD) program. Effective September 28,1996, you will automatically be covered for primary car rental insurance when you pay for your car rental with the American Express Corporate Card and reject the rental agency's Collision or Loss Damage Waiver (CDW or LDW).

This program does not extend to personal American Express Cards nor any other credit cards.
Features of the Program include:

* Up to $50,000 in primary insurance for damage loss of a rental due to collision, fire, theft, or vandalism.
* Coverage up to 42 consecutive days for daily or weekly rentals.
* Coverage for domestic and international rentals.
* No cost to the traveler (Boston College pays for the program from a corporate account).

If you have any questions or comments about the changes to the travel or Corporate Card program please contact Laurie Simard in the Boston College Purchasing Department at 617-552-3055.

Truck Rental

**For all questions about Insurance on any University vehicle rental, please contact The Offie of Risk Management at 617-552-2060 or email breenrb@bc.edu

Ryder Truck
150 Fallon Road
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-438-8700

Budget Rent A Car
95 Brighton Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-497-1851

U-Save Car & Truck Rental
25 Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-629-3091
Toll Free: 1-800-880-4500


 

Copying Services

Eagle Print Services (Collegiate Press)
Located in Carney Hall
Contact them for more information at extension 2-3418 or at eagleprint@bc.edu

 See also: BC’s Office of Marketing Communications

Ideas for Postage and Print Savings

 


 

Flowers

Boston City Florist
1-800-292-7673 or bostoncityflorist.com
Please identify that it is a "BC Employee" and either "personal" or "business" related purchase in the comment section to receive a 15% discount and free delivery

B & G Sawin Florist
(617)254-4454 or 1-800-535-4454
www.sawinflorist.com

 


 

MUSICAL SUPPLIES

JW Pepper
2480 Industrial Blvd, Paoli PA 19301                 
Phone: 1-800-345-6296
jwpepper.com


 

TROPHIES & AWARDS

Adventures in Advertising
800 Winneconne Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956
800-460-7836

Burlington Trophy
18 Old Colony Rd.
Burlington, MA  01803
Phone: 781-273-2100
email: btrophy@tiac.net

Emblem & Badge
Toll Free 800-875-5444

Forbes Marketing Group
120 Epping Rd,
Exeter NH, 03833
Phone : 603-778-1102
info@forbesmarketing.com


 

THEATRICAL SUPPLIES

Boston Costume
200 Broadway,
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-482-1632