Policy Statement

The University of Richmond is committed to conducting its affairs in complete accordance with all applicable professional and ethical standards. University personnel who purchase on behalf of the University are obligated to avoid conflicts of interest and perceived conflicts of interest in the procurement of goods and services. Procurements for goods and services are entered into solely on the merits of each transaction. It is the policy of the University to obtain competitive price quotations or bids whenever practical. Requests to vendors are conducted in a manner that provides, to the maximum extent possible, open and free competition.

Vendor quotations and bids are evaluated based on product quality, technical compliance with specifications, total price, service, reputation, and credentials of the vendor. Vendor awards are made in the best interest of the University. Any and all quotations and bids may be rejected when it is in the University's best interest to do so. Prices secured on quotations and bids are considered confidential and should not be discussed with other vendors by University personnel prior to the award of the transaction. The University values its vendors and appreciates the services they provide.

Vendor Policy

The Business Affairs Division of the University of Richmond is committed to following exemplary practices in a timely and professional manner with the highest standard of integrity. While we are open to considering business proposals from our valued corporate contributors, we also must reserve the right to make the procurement of goods and services on the basis of value, fair price, quality products, and quality service.

Business Hours and Contact Information

If you are a vendor who has a product or service you wish to promote, an appointment is required. Please contact our office at (804) 289- 8519 to schedule an appointment. 

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our office is located in the Campus Business Services Office, which is located on the upper floor of Heilman Dining Center and shares a lobby with the University Post Office.

Directions to Campus

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the University of Richmond Dining Services. At the University, our goal is to work with a diverse pool of vendors while being responsible stewards of University resources.