Doing Business with HCC

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Holyoke Community College! We hope the information supplied here will help you better understand college policies and procedures with respect to purchasing commodities and services.

For 65 years, HCC has provided educational access and excellence to residents of Western Massachusetts. In order to maintain the highest standards for its campus and programs, HCC routinely partners with qualified vendors throughout the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

The mission of the Procurement Department is to obtain the best value in commodities and services for Holyoke Community College. We know that "best" value does not necessarily mean lowest price. Best design, quality, service, and best delivery are also considered.

HCC's goal is to conduct business in an open and equitable manner. In addition, the involvement of small, minority, and women-owned businesses as defined by the Commonwealth Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) is encouraged.

Bid Announcements

Qualified vendors are encouraged to participate in the bid process. Here you'll find out how to access bid announcements.



HCC follows and enforces the Commonwealth's Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure laws. All forms and policies can be found here.


Purchasing FAQ's

Have questions? Here are some Purchasing FAQ's about Doing Business with HCC.


Vendor Payment

Since vendors are sometimes unfamiliar with HCC’s process for ordering and payments, we’d like to offer you some information to help you through the process.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040