Purchasing Procedures for Catered Events

Per contractual agreement for food and beverage services “The University designated vendor will have exclusivity on campus, except for those events under $200 and in the case where authentic ethnic foods and support of local establishments in is the best interest of the University”.

This policy applies to ALL sources of funding, including, State, IFR, DIFR, and Foundation.

On Campus Events

All catering purchases over $200 for events on-campus must be must be arranged with Binghamton University Dining Services. Departments can order online through Catertrax and can pay with a Pcard (if less than $2,500) or with a requisition.

Requests for waivers of this policy, for reasons stated above can be found below and on the Binghamton University Dining Services.

Off-Campus Events

Events held at venues off-campus can be catered by the facility or other established caterer, restaurant or food service provider.

Process to Request Waiver

Any request to waive the policy above must be submitted in writing with the following process:

Questions regarding this policy can be directed to Deanne Ellison, Director of Auxiliary Services at 607-777-4559.