Procurement Resources

Before you purchase goods or services on behalf of the University, you need to know and understand the University procurement policies and procedures. The Harvard University Procurement Manual explains the purchasing procedures and the terms and conditions under which Harvard contracts for goods, equipment, supplies, printing and services.

Forms and further information relevant to purchasing in general at Harvard may be found at the Harvard Procurement Office website.

Note: Harvard University requires the completion and submission of a Vendor Justification Form for orders over $5,000 purchased with Government funds. Call the Strategic Procurement Office at (617) 495-4441 if you have any questions about the form or the submission process. SPH requires the submission of a Payment Authorization Form for invoice payments of $50,000 or more regardless of the funding source. An outline of SPH-specific purchasing procedures and contact information can be found at:Office of Financial Services iSite.

Special Requirements and Processes

Some awards have requirements and processes that must be followed before funds may be committed. These may include:

  • Subcontracting Plans
  • EPA Small Business Utilization Requirements
  • Debarment Certification