General Statement

The mission of the BCU Purchasing Department is to support the academic, administrative, and athletic departments with timely procurement and to sustain, foster, and promote the educational mission of the University. This shall be accomplished in the most ethical, efficient, and courteous manner possible while adhering to the intent of all applicable laws, regulations, and policies with integrity and honesty.  

The procurement function involves the purchasing of materials, supplies, equipment, and services at best value, consistent with the quality needed to meet the required standards established and approved by the Bethune-Cookman University President and its governing board. Our goal is the promotion of the best interest of the University through intelligent action and fair dealings, resulting in obtaining maximum savings for the University.

How to Do Business with B-CU statement

All potential vendors and/or professional service consultants are required to complete a Vendor Application form and a W-9. All first-time vendors must have a completed W-9 form on file prior to the release of payment.

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Insurance General Limits

Any vendor (or subcontractor) that shall be performing service or activities on university property or on its behalf are required to purchase (5 business days prior start) and maintain the following standard policy limits as specified: Commercial General Liability $1 million; Auto Liability $1 million; Excess Liability or Umbrella $500,000; Worker’s Compensation – in compliance with State of Florida’s Florida Workers Compensation Law

NOTE: All policies must list Bethune Cookman University as an additional insured.

Tax Exemption

Bethune Cookman University is exempt from the payment of all federal excise taxes and State of Florida sales taxes. State of Florida Sales Tax Exemption Number is 85-8012646890C-9.