What is the Designated Vendor Program?

Brown’s Designated Vendor Program (DVP) offers a new level of creative flexibility and choice for offices and departments across Brown undertaking marketing communications projects. Departments that work with an external vendor for their marketing projects — as an alternative to working with one of the creative teams within Brown — select from an approved pool of vetted and trained vendors in five categories of marketing communications: photography, video production, visual design, web development and writing/editing. For departments that work with an external vendor, the University processes payment only for these approved external suppliers of marketing communications services.