Inquire About Becoming a Columbia Supplier

Learn about the process of becoming a supplier at Columbia University. 


The University orders goods and services from a variety of suppliers. There are five types of suppliers that the University relies upon to provide goods and services. Visit Learn About Supplier Types for more information on the types of suppliers.

If you are a new supplier seeking to conduct business with the University, please contact Vendor Management to learn how to be validated by Columbia. Vendor Management is a unit within Procurement Services that is responsible for maintaining the vendor file utilized for Purchasing and Accounts Payable transactions. 

You can also contact the department that is requesting your services. They will initiate the process, and you will be notified by Vendor Management for more information.


View the Goods and Services Contracts Policy for more information on sourcing requirements at Columbia.


Use the ARC Vendor / Payee Request Web Form to make changes to your current supplier profile. Please note: only current suppliers can modify their information.


View the Submitting a Vendor / Payee Profile Request job aid for step-by-step guidance on filling out the supplier portion of the ARC Vendor / Payee Request Web Form.

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