COVID-19 Guidance for Vendors of Columbia University Facilities and Operations

During the COVID-19 health emergency, all Columbia University facilities organizations have implemented the New York State Construction Guidelines for all construction and facilities-related activities. These guidelines have been posted on the Purchasing website. 

Please visit: 

https://finance.columbia.edu/procurement/lifecycle/purchasing/facilities

To report contractor violations of the COVID-19 mandatory guidelines, please submit an incident report by going to the following link:

COVID-19 Contractor Compliance Tracker

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In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Columbia University Facilities and Operations recognizes that our vendors may have questions about current campus operations and the status of ongoing projects or supply orders. 

Except for employees designated as essential personnel, all other Columbia University Facilities and Operations staff are working remotely. If your company is in some stage of the bidding process, has been awarded a project, or is in the midst of completing a project, you must contact your specific Columbia University Facilities and Operations representative prior to arriving on campus, returning to work-in progress, or in the case of the bidding process, meeting a deadline. 

For all other suppliers, and especially those who routinely deliver onsite, you must contact your specific Columbia University Facilities and Operations representative to determine if deliveries will continue, if someone will be available to accept them, and if there are special access restrictions that may affect your service. 

All communications should be made by either telephone or email to your Columbia University Facilities and Operations contact, since in most cases, the representatives will not be onsite. Onsite visits or service calls that have not been prearranged and approved will not be allowed.  If you are unsure who your Columbia University Facilities and Operations representative is or how to get in touch with them, please click here

We send you, your employees, and your families our very best wishes with the hopes that you remain healthy, safe, and financially sound in these very troubled times.