Buying and Paying

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Buying and paying for goods and services involves identifying appropriate suppliers and purchasing methods that meet the operating needs of Columbia schools, programs, and projects, as well as processing University payments for expenses and awards.

To order Staples office supplies, McKesson medical/surgical supplies, or Fisher Scientific research supplies, please use the following links: 

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Getting Started

Are you new to buying and paying at Columbia University? Start here to learn the basics.

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Shopping for Goods and Services

The first step in shopping for the goods or services your department needs is to identify or create a supplier/vendor using Columbia's purchasing tools and procedures.

Information for Suppliers

Are you a Columbia University supplier or interested in becoming one? Use the following resources to help you do business with Columbia smoothly and efficiently.

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