Vendor Management


A vendor (supplier/payee) is a general term for anyone who buys and sells goods or services.

At Emory, companies = suppliers / individuals = payees

Domestic Vendors

Domestic vendors are defined as any vendor whose business headquarters is inside of the U.S.

Domestic vendors can be one of several types:

  • Students
  • Employees
  • Independent Contractors
  • Outside Parties (Companies)
  • Individuals
  • Attorneys

Foreign Vendors

Foreign vendors are defined as any vendor whose business headquarters is outside of the US, the Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico. Foreign vendors must go through the same approval process as domestic vendors to become a university business partner.

Vendor Onboarding

Vendor onboarding is intended for companies/individuals engaged to provide goods or services to Emory University. It is a method to collect information from the vendor such as tax details, payment terms, contact - phone & email, and payment information. For the university to make payments to vendors, it is necessary to have the Supplier Information form (SIF) completed and submitted to Accounts Payable.

Vendors may be prevented from doing business with Emory when evidence of improper conduct exists. This includes, but is not limited to, inclusion on Federal “do not use,” suspended, debarred, or excluded parties' lists, fraud, collusion, attempts to improperly influence a bid, indictment of the bidder/contractor, or previous performance issues. Procurement will ultimately be responsible for final determination/approvals.