We encourage partnerships with vendors selected for their ability to service the needs of the College in the most efficient and economical way possible taking into consideration service and delivery. Vendor goodwill is a very important asset to the College and must be pursued with courtesy, honesty, fairness and efficient business practices.
It is important to remember that any pricing information received by vendors is confidential and at no time to be shared with any other vendor or institution.
Vendors must comply with all laws, regulations and directives as issued (see Terms and Conditions) including, but not restricted to, applicable non-discrimination and affirmative action regulations.
The vendor must be in compliance with MA GL 201 17.00 relating to Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
It is good practice to investigate the financial stability of the supplier. Simmons utilizes the services of Dun & Bradstreet to analyze the stability of companies. Please contact Purchasing & Procurement to request this valuable service.
The College has access to educational discounted contracts through the MHEC (Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium), E&I (Education & Institutional Cooperative), MASCO (Medical Area Service Corporation Organization) and local suppliers.
All purchases made through the College require vendors to have a Vendor Registration and W-9 on file (form can be found here). To check if we are currently doing business with your vendor of choice, please contact the Purchasing & Procurement Office at ext. 2155, prior to preparing your purchase requisition.