While the College has many suppliers that are approved for business, only a few are strategic.

Strategic Suppliers:

  • Excel at customer service and speed of delivery
  • Are financially sound
  • Are ethically responsible
  • Are cost competitive
  • Offer favorable contract terms to Amherst College
  • Donate to Amherst College
  • Sponsor internships for our students and hire them when they graduate
  • Meet all quality, safety, and insurance requirements
  • Stay an Amherst supplier based on the feedback of the faculty & staff as deemed by the procurement council


If you are interested in more details regarding our Strategic Supplier Program, please contact the Procurement Office (413-542-5981).