Central Services and PurchasingThe Central Services and Purchasing Department provides purchasing services for the main campus in Centralia, as well as our satelite locations: Centralia College East, Morton, Garrett Heyns Education Center, Shelton, and Cedar Creek Corrections Center, Littlerock. If you are interested in doing business with Centralia College, please contact our office.
Purchasing Department Services
The Purchasing Department procures equipment, supplies, and services for all Centralia College departments with prime consideration to price, quality, delivery, departmental requirements, and vendor performance. The department ensures that all pruchases comply with State laws, procedures and regulations, verifies that State of Washington competitive procurement requirements are met, and that proper approvals have been obtained. Purchasing also works with the Receiving Department to facilitate the prompt delivery of goods and services.
What do we purchase?
- Athletic supplies, uniforms, shoes
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
- Audiovisual equipment
- Diesel technology testing equipment, tools
- Medical and scientific lab supplies
- Compressed gases
- Music computers, data processing, etc.
- Paper, printing and graphics
- Custodial and janitorial supplies
- Office products
- Early childhood education products
- Electrical, plumbing and refrigeration
- Food and restaurant supplies
- Vending services
- Hardware and lumber
- Welding suppplies
Centralia College is always looking for new responsible and responsive vendors. If you have not previously done business with us, please send an introductory letter to our mailing address, indicating what goods or services your company can provide, or contact us to make an appointment.
More information about Bid/Quote Procedures.
All purchase orders and contracts must be approved and issued by the Purchasing Department. Departments may place their own orders directly with vendors only with the approval of the Purchasing Department.
Minority & Women Owned Businesses
State policy provides opportunities for increased participation in State purchases by minority and women-owned businesses. The Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE) oversees this program.
Centralia College encourages MWBE participation. If you feel you may qualifyfor MWBE certifiation, please call or write to:
Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises
P.O. Box 41160
Olympia, Washington 98504-1160
(360) 664-9750 or 866-208-1064