Please click here for important vendor information concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak.

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 pages of resources, instructions and policies, including the following: 

Become a Vendor

The basics on how to start working with Columbia University Facilities and Operations

Expectations and Requirements

What a vendor needs to know about working at Columbia

Key Resources for Existing Vendors

Explore the main resources available to current vendors

Quick Links

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How to submit an invoice (PDF)

Instructions on how to submit an invoice to Facilities and Operations

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Check on an existing invoice

Inquire by using the email link above or call 212-854-6679.

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Insurance requirements

Review insurance requirements and send certificate of insurance (see sample) to

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Explore policies

University policies applicable to vendors, from safety to ethics and more

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Consult the design requirements

For design professionals and contractors


May 20, 2020

CU Grow Hosts First Procurement Event of 2020 for Cohort 4

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first procurement event of 2020, bringing together the program’s fourth cohort of minority-, women-, and locally-owned (MWL) firms, alumni, project managers from Columbia University Facilities & Operations, and partner organizations to discuss upcoming business opportunities and solutions.

May 20, 2020

Columbia Provides COVID Resources to University Vendors During Virtual Vendor Town Hall

In response to the many challenges businesses and their staffs are facing because of the COVID-19 outbreak, University Facilities and Operations along with the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the University’s Central Procurement office hosted a virtual vendor town hall geared toward small and medium-sized and diverse vendors who work with the University.