This section contains information for companies who wish to do business with Furman University.  All inquiries regarding the University’s procurement practices and business opportunities should be referred to the Director of Procurement and Travel Services.
 
·       A completed W-9 and Supplier Registration Form.pdfSupplier Registration Form.pdf should be submitted to the Procurement Office prior to the processing of a purchase order or invoice payment.
 
·       A Debarment Certification must be submitted by the suppliers for purchases of $25,000 or more involving federal funds.
 
·       Furman University is required by South Carolina Department of Revenue to withhold 2% of all payments made to nonresident service contractors in which the contract amount exceeds $10,000 per calendar year.  In order to be exempt from this tax, the supplier must complete form I-312 (Nonresident Taxpayer Registration Affidavit) certifying that they are registered with either the South Carolina Secretary of State or the South Carolina Department of Revenue.  The tax holding requirement does not apply to payments for supplies.
 
·       Contact the SC Department of Revenue to obtain information for the registration requirements.  The contact is David Demary (803) 896-1902.
 
·       Prior to shipping goods or providing services to the University, a supplier must first be issued a University Purchase Order or be provided a TAP card (the University’s Travel and Procurement credit card) number which guarantees payment by the University.  Failure to have an authorized Purchase Order or TAP Card number can result in non-payment of your invoice.
 
·       All contracts for goods and services which obligate the University must be executed by an authorized officer of the University.  Without such signature the contract is not valid.

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