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Doing Business with CCAC


The CCAC Procurement Department is responsible for procuring and contracting for all equipment, materials, supplies, and services necessary for the operation of the College. The Board of Trustees of the College represents the final authority concerning major procurement awards.

The Financial Control Policies and Procedures of the college are hybrid regulations having their roots in the Second Class County Code of Pennsylvania and other regulations required by the Board of Education and the Community College Act itself. The Community College of Allegheny County was established with the Community College Act of Pennsylvania in 1963.

Since CCAC is considered an instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is sponsored by Allegheny County, the college may buy against any Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or Allegheny County contract.

The Procurement Department objective is to maintain an "open door" procurement policy that provides opportunity for all suppliers, regardless of race, color, creed, or sex to compete for ever-present operating needs of the college. To this end, we shall work to promote amiable supplier relations, show concern for our supporting community and to establish respect for the college's image.

The CCAC Procurement staff is available to meet with vendors during office hours; however to avoid a wait, call or email to schedule an appointment. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This web site is provided as an additional resource for vendors and suppliers who are interested in conducting business with CCAC. From this page, you can link to information regarding bid and RFP opportunities with CCAC; view and/or download our Standard Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Goods and Services, which are incorporated in every contract and purchase transaction; obtain contact information for CCAC staff; and locate information about our procurement policies and procedures.