Purchasing Department


Suppliers: Purchase Order Scams
It has been brought to our attention that there is an active email scam involving purchase orders and requests for product quotations that appear to originate from institutions of higher education but are in fact fraudulent.  If you believe you have received a fraudulent email which appears to be from Mount Holyoke College, please forward it to the Purchasing Department to either crust@mtholyoke.edu or jparks@mtholyoke.edu to verify its legitimacy before responding to the email or filling the order.  The College does not permit delivery to non-campus ship-to locations without the express written consent of the Purchasing Department.
Faculty & Staff: Toner Scams
Several departments across campus have also been recently targeted for toner scams. The scamming companies pose as suppliers with generic, familiar sounding names similar to suppliers such as Xerox, CBS and DocuSource. They call to solicit orders or to ask you to help take “unwanted” toners off their hands at “special” prices. The Federal Trade Commission has published detailed information concerning this scam at the Better Business Bureau website.

If someone other than your known account representative is soliciting sales and service, you have every right to refuse service and report the event to Purchasing. If you are unsure, please ask for a phone number to call them back. If they say the price cannot be honored unless you choose right then, hang up. Reputable suppliers do not do business in such a manner.

OPS On-Line Purchasing Service

The eMarketplace called OPS (On-line Purchasing Service) includes negotiated contract supplier catalogs.

  • Contact Purchasing for account login information.
  • Purchasing card payment on checkout
  • All catalogs in the eMarketplace are registered as tax exempt
  • Personal purchases are not permitted when using OPS.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Portal 

College employees are expected to use the Enterprise and National brands reservation portal for College business related vehicle rentals. The portal can also be used to make personal car rental reservations.

Important: Mount Holyoke College students are not eligible to use this program under any circumstances