The ‘Brown First' centralization program provides the first and preferred opportunity for Graphic Services and Dining Services to meet the needs of Brown departments enabling the University to retain substantial funds previously spent off-campus. In addition, centralization results in improved price negotiating leverage with our off-campus preferred supplier partners.
University Departments: Coordinate orders for services provided by Dining Services and Graphic Services with those departments. Orders for services provided by these departments cannot be placed with external suppliers without approval from Dining Services or Graphic Services.
Purchasing Services: Review spend categories used on purchase requisitions to ensure proper routing for approvals will occur.