Purchasing Office

Doing Business With Skidmore

Vendors are valued members of the greater college community. Buying practices are administered to ensure that all vendors are dealt with ethically and fairly. Vendors are awarded college business on the basis of competitive prices, quality of services rendered, and ultimate long-term benefit to the college as a whole. Skidmore College is a tax-exempt organization. Exempt organization certificates can be provided on request. Some vendors offer Skidmore College employee discounts.

New Vendor Registration Form

If you are interested in becoming a vendor to Skidmore College, please complete the online new vendor registration form. Certain vendors, such as printers, may want to submit samples of their work so that these may be shown to the interested departments within the college.

Skidmore-Authorized Purchase Methods

There are three ways that Skidmore employees may purchase items from a vendor: Skidmore College VISA purchasing card (P-Card), purchase order (PO), or check. Skidmore's preferred method of payment is by VISA purchasing card.


If vendors provide goods or services without a receiving a valid credit card number, PO, or check, they do so entirely at their own risk of never being paid by Skidmore College.