Many vendors are confused about how to best approach IIT to find opportunities. The difficulty in selling to IIT is related to the very decentralized nature of our purchasing.
Each department is responsible for the management of its annual budget.
Here’s a tip: Access http://web.iit.edu/ and locate the link to the “Directories”. It is on the right hand side at the top of the page. Click on the link and you are taken to another page that has a link to the IIT Phone Book. Click on this to search for an individual contact.
To determine what department might be interested in your services, click on Academic Programs/Departmental Websites or Administrative Offices. These links can help you develop a picture of the buying landscape at IIT.
New Bid Opportunities are posted to the IIT Purchasing Website. The website is updated frequently, so make it a practice to check in.
A new RFP has been added to the IIT Purchasing Web Site Current Bid Opportunities
Please access the IIT Purchasing Website for an update to the RFP for Redevelopment and Operation of Bailey, Cunningham and Carman Halls.
Please follow this link to see the latest Bid Opportunities on the IIT Purchasing Website.
IIT asks new vendors to provide IRS W-9 forms using the latest version only. The current version was effective August of 2013 and can be found at: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
June 1st is the start of IIT’s fiscal year. Bid opportunities often increase this time of year as departments assess their needs for the coming year. Most purchasing decisions at IIT are made at the department level so vendors are advised to learn as much as they can about departments, their needs, and who their decision makers are.
The IIT Purchasing website contains information about selling to IIT including specific information related to Minority Business Enterprises.
You can access it here: IIT Purchasing Minority Business Enterprises
We hope that this blog will provide you with the information you need to understand how you can sell to IIT.
For starters, we hope you will take a look at our IIT Purchasing website where you can learn about how we buy and see any current bid opportunities.
We hope you will come back regularly to see what’s new and will sign up for alerts advertising new bid projects.
Let’s do some business!