Members of the Columbia University Facilities and Operations team work with a wide variety of vendors covering construction, maintenance and other industries, including general contractors, single trade contractors, as well as technical and creative consultants. The team also works closely with Columbia University Construction Facilities Sourcing, who help to identify sourcing opportunities and strategies that meet our operational and financial goals.
Prospective and current vendors
Please become familiar with four key resources, instructions and policies, including the following:
The basics on how to start working with Columbia University Facilities and Operations
All vendors are expected to comply with the University’s health and safety policies, which include mandatory vaccination.
What a vendor needs to know about working at Columbia
Explore the main resources available to current vendors
Learn about diversity initiatives
Since 2017, the CU Grow: Vendor Development Program has supported minority-, women-, and locally owned (MWL) firms with critical business elements needed to work on University construction and maintenance projects.
The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first procurement event of 2023 on April 19 at The Forum, bringing together the program’s seventh cohort of 21 minority-, women-, and locally owned (MWL) firms with program alumni and project managers from Columbia University Facilities and Operations (CUFO).
Facilities and Operations Supports New Cohort for Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Prepare Diverse and Local Job Seekers for Union Careers in Construction
Columbia University Facilities and Operations has partnered with the New York City Small Business Services (SBS) to support the launch of a new cohort for Pathways to Apprenticeship’s (P2A) Direct Entry Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship, a workforce development program that provides New York City residents from socially and economically disadvantaged communities a pathway toward a stable job with benefits in the construction industry.