Important message from the Supplier Inclusion Team

Are you aware of the recent revision to the Purchasing Policy that took effect last month, December 2016? One of the business improvements captured in the revised policy is the departmental ability to make one-time purchases up to $15,000, with three supporting written quotes. Additionally, purchases of $2,500 and less are permissible without the execution of a purchase order.

The Supplier Inclusion Team would like purchasers campus-wide to consider small or diverse businesses for buys within the thresholds mentioned above. You can find a number of resources for locating small and diverse businesses to meet your departmental needs at Additionally, see below for current small and diverse GRCC vendor resources (please consider allowing one of these or other small/diverse businesses to quote your needs):

GRCC In the News, 1-11-17

At 17, living in a tent by the river

Jan. 10, 2017; Bridge magazine

GRAND RAPIDS — At age 21, Roy Turner already could be considered a veteran of the streets.

… About seven months ago, he moved to Grand Rapids. After a few recent weeks at a local shelter, Turner and his girlfriend of two years moved back to their camp by the river. He said he was thinking of enrolling at Grand Rapids Community College.

Werner Absenger discusses craft brewing program at Michigan Brewers Guild conference

Werner Absenger, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education program director, is talking about the new brewing program today as a panelist for the Michigan Brewers Guild’s annual conference.

The panel will discuss “An Overview of the Brewer Education Programs” and also features:

  • Mike Babb, sustainable brewing curriculum developer and instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
  • Tom Block, director of brewing and distillation technology at Schoolcraft College.
  • Cordell DeMattei, director of fermentation science at Central Michigan University.