Brown University values its relationships with suppliers, relying on a wide variety of products and services to achieve our commitment to excellence in education, research and operations. Learn more about how you can build a working relationship with Brown by reviewing the guidelines and policies below.
Information for Suppliers
Purchasing decisions at Brown University are typically made by units and departments based on their specific needs. Brown’s Office of Strategic Purchasing, Contracts and Insurance helps to identify potential suppliers, manage contracts and ensure University policies are followed and terms and conditions are met. Brown University follows a competitive supplier selection process.
Requirements for Suppliers
Suppliers must meet the requirements stated on the Procurement Standards page. Your ability to meet these requirements will be an important part of the business relationship.
Suppliers who will be involved in the production of merchandise using University logos must become licensed through the process described in the Brown University Licensee Code of Conduct Policy.
The University’s standard business Terms and Conditions and other policies can be viewed using the links below.
- Supplier Code of Ethical Conduct Policy
- Licensee Code of Conduct Policy
- Brown University Business Ethics
- Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
- Standard PSA Terms and Conditions
- Healthy Brown - COVID-19 Protocols
The University requires minimum insurance standards for all suppliers performing, selling or distributing products and services at Brown. If a product or service represents an unusual or exceptional risk or potential liability, additional insurance requirements for that product or service may be established.
Begin Working with Brown
Once a department has identified a new supplier that they would like to work with, the department will submit a request to have the supplier added. The supplier management team will review the request. Upon approval, new suppliers will receive an invitation to register as a University supplier.
Brown is committed to building relationships with the city and state we call home. Are you a local supplier interested in working with Brown University? Add your name to our contact list to receive information about an upcoming forum where you can learn more.