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You don’t have to be a student to be part of the Delta College community supporting student success. 

At Delta College, several departments work in coordination with external vendors to support College goals and initiatives. You could be one of them. 

Delta College.


How it works

Purchasing department

The Delta College Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of all equipment, services, materials, and supplies utilized by the Delta College campus. In providing these services in accordance with sound business practices, the office seeks to realize the maximum value for every dollar expended.

At Delta College, only the Purchasing Department can commit to a contract with a vendor. Individual departments can make informal inquiries, but all official and legal contracts go through Purchasing. 

Want to meet with us? Great. Contact us to make an appointment.

Getting started

Interested in doing business with Delta? Awesome! 

You can contact the Purchasing Department at  Be sure to let us know your contact information, your products or services, and your website address.

Purchasing cooperatives and consortiums

Delta College is a member of the following purchasing cooperatives/consortiums: Hospital Purchasing System (HPS); E & I Cooperative; State of Michigan; MiDEAL; Regional Education Media Center (REMC), National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), and U.S. Communities.  When applicable, all pricing should be reflected through one of these agreements, when that pricing is in the best interest of Delta College.

Tax exempt status

Delta College is exempt from all state and federal taxes. Each purchase order issued makes reference to this tax exempt status. Invoices should not include tax. 

View our Tax Exempt Certificate (PDF)

Sustainable Purchasing

Delta College is committed to incorporating environmentally-conscious choices into purchasing and procurement processes, and promotes sustainable purchasing by applying the methodology of "reduce, reuse, recycle and recover."

Whenever possible, Delta College considers the environmental impacts of a product or service when making purchasing, including choosing products that:

  • are the most energy efficient, including EPEAT and Energy Star rated;
  • have a high recycled content, especially post-consumer recycled content;
  • reduce solid waste (have less packaging, are reusable and durable);
  • are the least environmentally damaging through their lifecycle, in manufacturing, use and disposal;
  • and are made or grown locally.

Unless otherwise noted on the purchase order, all deliveries are to be made directly to Shipping and Receiving. Shipments are normally received between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. Delta College will not accept liability for goods and services ordered and/or shipped to the College without an approved purchase order.


After items have been delivered or services performed, invoices can be sent to:

Delta College
Attn: Accounts Payable, B116
1961 Delta Road

University Center, MI 48710

Or emailed to:

Invoices should reference the purchase order number, complete description of goods or services provided, quantities/unit prices/extensions, discount terms, and invoice number. Delta College does not pay from statements. Invoices without a purchase order number will be delayed for payment until a purchase order number can be indicated.


Payments are made within 30 days from the receipt of the invoice or as per the payment terms stipulated with the purchase order.

The general policy is to make no prepayments or accept C.O.D.'s.

Credit information

Delta College has a Standard Response to Credit Applications that can be forwarded to vendors upon request. To request this statement, please call Accounts Payable at 989-686-9233.

Download Delta's W9 (PDF)

Agreement terms and conditions

If you enter a purchasing agreement with Delta College, you may be asked to review and accept the following terms and conditions.

View our Purchasing Terms and Conditions (PDF)

The Child Development Practicum Agreement has the info you need regarding the child development programs at Delta College.

View the Child Development Practicum Agreement Terms & Conditions (PDF) 

Latex Free Campus

Delta College encourages and requests that only latex safe gloves and balloons be used on the premises to avoid potential related risks and allergic reactions to employees, students and visitors. Delta College values employees, students and visitors and seeks to reduce risks associated with latex allergies and the related serious and potentially fatal conditions. Individuals are encouraged to use safe alternatives when the use of these items is needed.

Local Economy

Delta utilizes vendors throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region, as well as within Michigan and nationwide. 

Local Economy

Delta College purchases under a number of purchasing contracts, cooperatives and consortiums, all to provide the best value to the college. 

Local Economy

 Delta's annual impact on the local economy is $406 million.