Competitive Bidding

The NMU Purchasing Department will obtain bids and quotations regarding prices, terms and conditions of purchased goods or services relative to all university budget accounts except for bookstore stock. A purchase order will be issued to the successful bidder.

Purchasing will maintain a current "vendor list" of persons or firms who may have requested inclusions in the listing. In order to be considered an active supplier, vendors should respond to requests for quotations/bids and should maintain contact with NMU purchasing personnel regarding new products, materials and services..

A supplier could be removed from the accepted list because of poor performance, such as not making delivery according to original commitment, merchandise not up to predetermined or acceptable standards, adjustments are slow and difficult, misrepresentation, financial status, as well as for failure to respond to a request for quotation.