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Overview of Purchasing

The Business Manager facilitates the purchase of products and services through external vendors. Clark University works with a range of vendors to offer members sizable discounts, often at the lowest possible price. The Purchasing Office also offers options for travel, transportation, entertainment, and gifts.

SmartBuy Plus

SmartBuy Plus is an eProcurement system that provides an online portal for purchasing-related activities such as purchase orders, invoices, and approvals.

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Purchasing Resources

Via external suppliers, Clark employees can purchase products and services such as transportation, office supplies, and cell phones.

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Vendor Listing

View the list of vendors with which Clark University conducts frequent business and/or has special agreements for rentals, books, catering, and more.

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Group Purchasing

The University belongs to several group purchasing organizations that negotiate favorable contracts on behalf of their members, usually at the lowest possible price.

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Employee Discounts

Several businesses and vendors offer discounts on auto rental, cell phone service, dining, recreation, and more to Clark University employees.

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Copiers and Multi-Function Printers

Explore the capabilities of multi-function printers as well as the supplies and requirements to run them in your office.

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Policies and Procedures

Browse general guidelines, qualifications, preferred vendors, and other policies pertaining to purchasing.

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Travel Policy

Clark University’s travel policy is designed to provide guidelines and manage related expenditures in order to provide fair reimbursement.

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Entertainment and Gift Policy

Review the University-wide standards for payment of non-travel business meals, refreshments, gifts, and other hospitality expenses with University funds.

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Transportation for Hire

Transportation services are the preferred method of transporting students. The University uses vans, mini buses, and school buses.

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Business and Financial Services at Clark University

Contact Information

Purchasing Office

Office Location
  • Anthony Penny
    Business and Auxiliary Services Manager
    Clark University
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7769
Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.