Procurement Services' mission is to excel at delivering value by being a front-end strategic partner with the Boston College community; research, teaching, administration, and all practice missions by leveraging the overall purchasing power of the institution, establishing a world-class supply base and providing superior customer service by dispersing university funds in an accurate, timely, and reliable manner to achieve a sustainable focus and competitive advantages.

 

Boston College Purchasing professionals and those personnel with procurement responsibility must have a highly developed sense of professional ethics to protect their own and Boston College’s reputation for fair dealing. To strengthen ethical awareness, and to provide guidelines to staff, Boston College Procurement Services promotes the Boston College Procurement Code of Ethics.

This information 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 purchase@bc.edu.

In order to pre-qualify to provide goods or services to Boston College, email purchase@bc.edu with a brief description of the services your company provides and any other relevant information. Your information will be forwarded to the appropriate buyer.

Copyright/Logo Use

Use of the name and/or logo of Boston College are restricted by the University. For information concerning their use, please see the University Communications Policies and Guidelines.

Supplier Registration Forms

All new Companies or Individuals providing services or goods to Boston College must register as a Supplier.

U.S Supplier or Individual Registration Form – Used for all U.S. Businesses, Independent Contractors and Honorarium or Award recipients

Non-U.S. Supplier or Individual Registration Form – Used for all Foreign Businesses/Entities or Individuals

W-8BEN (Foreign Individuals)

W-8BEN-E (Foreign Entities) - For payments subject to U.S. reporting and taxation

W-8BEN-E-BC  (Foreign Entities) - For payments not subject to U.S. reporting and taxation

Credit Information

Boston College’s financial information is available online on the Controller’s webpage

 

Trade References

 
WB Mason

647 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
508-726-0987
Account representative: Jeff DePaul jeff.depaul@wbmason.com

Metropolitan Pipe and Supply Co

30 Inner Belt Rd
Sommerville,  MA 02143
617-492-6400
Account Rep: Lenny Mangano                                                                                                                            Accounting/Reporting: Bob Keating/CJ Kanouff

Creative Office Pavilion

303 Binney St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-492-6400
Account representative: Meghan McDonnell Meghan.mcdonnell@cop-inc.com

 

Tax Exempt Forms

Boston College is exempt from Massachusetts State Sales Tax as a non-profit organization. This exempt status should only be used for purchases made for BC business. Goods and services purchased from out-of-state vendors for delivery and use in Massachusetts are exempt from sales tax if they are used in the conduct of the University's exempt enterprise, i.e. education and research. The University is not exempt from the Room Tax levied by hotels, motels and inns in Massachusetts or any other state or city charging room tax. As a general rule, Boston College is not exempt from Massachusetts Meals Tax.

Supplier Diversity

In recent years, higher education institutions have made commitments to explore and create a strategic plan to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organizations. Procurement Services supports the mission of the University by promoting a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion for all members of the Boston College community. 

The social justice movement and string of recent systematic injustice events have expedited the need for Sourcing & Procurement across institutions to establish a formal Supplier Diversity Program to create a more diverse and inclusive supplier base and to provide increased access and opportunity to underrepresented diverse businesses, both locally and nationally, to provide products and service to each institution's community. Boston College will in 2021 and 2022 identify and implement a third-party capable of helping the university to establish a baseline of current, contracted spend with diverse businesses. Establishing a “current state” is critically important in bringing credibility to a potential program, and it serves as the launching point in establishing key performance indicators to measure the programs continuous improvement.

Rev Date: 2/2021

Contact

Purchasing/Sourcing: 617-552-3055

Accounts Payable: 617-552-3366