Here you’ll find links to information about how Princeton hires and works with suppliers and vendors.
Princeton operates in a central acquisition environment, where the purchasing department has been granted the full authority to manage acquisitions and enter into contracts on behalf of the University for the broad array of goods and services that are essential for the daily operation of the University.
Working with the University
Suppliers are prohibited from making sales calls and unsolicited visits to departments. However, any qualified business can register to become a potential supplier for Princeton. The purchasing department has numerous contracting and individual order opportunities available across a wide variety of product and service commodity codes. Beginning in May 2015, Princeton will be using an electronic sourcing tool which is managed by our eProcurement partner, SciQuest. To register with Princeton and to have visibility to our future sourcing events, please visit our Supplier Portal.
Once registered, suppliers will have access to view all the contracting and individual order bid opportunities at Princeton, as well as any other bids from other participating institutions. The Supplier Portal will be updated daily to include all new bid opportunities available through procurement services.
Learn more about Doing Business with Princeton University (A Guide for Suppliers).
Small, Local & Disadvantaged Business Development
The purchasing department actively supports the University's commitment to provide equal opportunities through contracting and individual order opportunities for small, local and disadvantaged businesses. Purchasing makes every effort to ensure that the University includes the maximum practical number of small businesses in the competitive bidding process in compliance with Executive Order 11246 and Public Law 95-507 reporting requirements.