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Purchasing

Mission

The Purchasing office supports Wor-Wic Community College students’ successful achievement of their educational goals by acquiring goods and services through a centralized purchasing system. The Purchasing office is responsible for acquiring quality goods and services at the right price, at the right time, from the right source, consistent with laws, regulations and College policy. It strives to represent the College to the business community in the best possible light, to promote competition to the fullest practicable extent, and to administer its programs openly, uniformly and fairly. Our objective is to obtain the maximum benefit from every dollar spent.

We are committed to ensuring equal procurement opportunity and encourage all vendors to ensure equal opportunity in employment and subcontracting. Business enterprises owned by minorities, women and disabled are encouraged to participate as bidders.

Functions

The functions of the Purchasing office include the following duties:

  • Coordinates purchases of all goods and services for College operations
  • Maintains vendor records and relationships
  • Arranges for product demonstrations
  • Provides assistance and recommendations to internal users
  • Monitors procurement procedures
  • Provides training
  • Opens all bids
  • Evaluates bids and proposals
  • Reviews contracts
  • Acts as liaison to auxiliary services subcontractors (foodservice, bookstore, vending)
  • Makes travel arrangements for College employees
  • Arranges for shipment returns

Contact Information

The Purchasing office is located in room 108 of the Academic and Administrative Building (AAB) on the main campus of Wor-Wic Community College, 32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804.

Purchasing

Allison Canada, C.P.M.
Director of Purchasing and Auxiliary Services
410-334-2918

Angel West
Accounting Associate, Purchasing
410-334-2913

Bid Board

Wor-Wic Community College advertises all solicitations over $25,000 in the regional newspaper, The Daily Times, as well as on the electronic commerce system eMaryland Marketplace, which is administered by the Maryland Department of General Services. Vendors should visit the eMaryland Marketplace websiteExternal Link or call 410-767-1492 to register; there is no fee.

Please email the Director of Purchasing to confirm your receipt of solicitations. Provide company name, address, and phone number in the email.

Bid TitlePre-Bid MeetingBid Due DateAddendum(s)
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It is the vendor’s responsibility to monitor this website for posted addenda. Please email the Director of Purchasing to confirm receipt of addenda.

Purchasing Policies

The procurement of supplies, equipment and services necessary for the operation of Wor-Wic Community College has been delegated to the Purchasing office as the department authorized to make commitments against College accounts for these purposes.

The Director of Purchasing is charged with the responsibility of conducting the purchasing function so as to obtain the greatest benefit for the College, and to do this in accordance with legal and ethical practices of the purchasing profession. The office is organized to serve and facilitate the objectives of the College, to make commitments in a consistent and orderly fashion and to foster a high level of public relations within the College and with College vendors.

All College purchases over $1,000 require a minimum of three written quotations. All College purchases over $25,000 require a formal bid if no State contract or cooperative contract already exists. Bid opportunities are advertised in the regional newspaper, The Daily Times, as well as on the electronic commerce system eMaryland Marketplace, which is administered by the Maryland Department of General Services. Vendors should visit the eMaryland Marketplace websiteExternal Link or call 410-767-1492 to register; there is no fee.

Wor-Wic Community College is exempt from Federal excise and Maryland sales and use tax. A tax exemption certificate is available upon request.

Code of Ethics

  1. Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of Wor-Wic Community College.
  2. Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
  3. Cooperate with trade and industrial associations, and governmental and private agencies engaged in the promotion and development of sound business methods.
  4. Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of an oral or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
  5. Decline personal gifts or gratuities from any present or would-be vendor.
  6. Grant all competitive bidders equal consideration; regard each transaction on its own merits; foster and promote fair, ethical and legal trade practices.
  7. Accord a prompt and courteous reception as conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.
  8. Avoid outside interests that would create a conflict of interest.

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