The Purchasing Department strives to provide highly efficient procurement services to the college and maintain successful working relationships with its vendors.

The Purchasing Office provides the following services to support JJC’s academic mission through sound business practices consistent with the Illinois Public Community College Act:

  • Regulates college procurement
  • Conducts public solicitations
  • Maintains vendor relationships
  • Administers procurement card program
  • Manages office supply desktop delivery services
  • Coordinates furniture purchases
  • Oversees reutilization and sale of surplus inventory
  • Assists with Central Stores inventory control

Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Participation

Joliet Junior College will make every effort to use local business firms and contract with disadvantaged businesses in the procurement process. Solicitations may contain a goal to include businesses owned and controlled by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities in the College’s procurement and contracting processes in accordance with the State of Illinois’ Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act (30 ILCS 575).

Because these goals vary by business ownership status and category of procurement, we urge interested businesses to visit the Department of Central Management Services (CMS), Business Enterprise Program (BEP) web site to obtain additional details. To qualify, prime vendors or subcontractors must be certified by the CMS as BEP vendors prior to contract award. Go to ( for complete requirements for BEP certification.

No Solicitation Policy

The College’s no solicitation policy prohibits commercial advertising and solicitation except where a contractual relationship exists with the college. Prospective vendors may send information and inquiries to Information will be distributed to the appropriate department for consideration.