Fiscal Year End Notice:

The deadline for Free Text and Punchout shopping carts is June 7, 2019. This is the deadline for shopping cart submission is to guarantee the use of FY2019 funds, provided that the item is received and invoiced for in a timely manner.

Please note that the contract approval and vendor add process takes a minimum of three weeks. Your contract and vendor add request must have been submitted by May 17, 2019 to meet this deadline appropriately.

Vendor Update

The College has partnered with VWR International and SUMMUS industries to be its preferred supplier of lab supplies and scientific products. VWR is a distributor of lab supplies and scientific products from the brands we are familiar with, such as GE, Corning, BD Falcon, Pyrex, Nalge Nunc, and Dupont.

Supply Chain Management has been actively seeking opportunities for vendor consolidation by negotiating sustainable contracts and establishing partnerships with suppliers who align with the College missions.  This allows standardization of our current operations and increases efficiency for you as the end users.

Ordering through VWR offers the College many advantages, such as overall savings to the College and pricing control.  Also, no contract routing is required for VWR quotes – which means faster order turnaround!

If you find items at a lower price with other vendors than VWR, contact Supply Chain to carry out your purchase so we can work with our preferred vendors to attempt to meet or beat the competition’s price.

We appreciate your cooperation during this transition. As always, Supply Chain Management is available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. Email us at purchasing@bcm.edu email or call our help desk at (713) 798-4812 for assistance.

- Supply Chain Management

Information for Suppliers and Shoppers

Go Shopping

Go to our catalog page to start shopping. 

Shopper Help

See information about college purchasing policies and procedures, listings of approved vendors, and information on how to make purchases. 

Meet Our Staff

See a listing of staff and their contact information. 

For Suppliers

See information for potential and current suppliers.

Supply Chain Activities

Baylor College of Medicine's Supply Chain Department is engaged in the following activities: 

  • Supporting Baylor College of Medicine’s mission, vision, and values
  • Sourcing value added products and services for the College
  • Reviewing contract language, negotiating terms, and facilitating contract dispute resolution between Baylor and its suppliers
  • Aligning Baylor's financial goals with best business practices to achieve cost savings
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Maintaining a robust purchasing system for ordering, receiving, and invoicing
  • Managing system-wide procurement and corporate card activities