Becoming a TMCC Vendor
Truckee Meadows Community College welcomes local businesses to become part of our procurement process for goods and services. Depending on the transaction amount, the procurement process is handled at the college or system level.
If you would like to conduct business with TMCC as a vendor, please complete a Vendor Application and an IRS W-9 form. In accordance with Nevada Law, no preference will be given to any business group or classification.
For more information on the process or becoming a vendor, please contact the TMCC Controller's Office at 775-673-7155. For additional information including current system vendor solicitation, please see the Business Center North website.
Submitting the Vendor Form
Completion of the application and W-9 does not guarantee that the vendor will be selected to provide goods and/or services, nor does it ensure an opportunity to bid.
Vendor Diversity Process
The Nevada System of Higher Education and TMCC provide an equal opportunity for all vendors to participate in the college's procurement process. The college is committed to diversity and non-discrimination in its business operations.
Accordingly, TMCC will make a good faith effort to use minority-owned, women-owned, and disabled/veteran disabled-owned businesses, along with small business enterprises and historically underutilized business zone vendors. View TMCC's listing of available disadvantaged business enterprises. To this end, the process does not equate to a quota or set percentage of purchases.
The following types of organizations are identified on the vendor application:
- Minority-owned business: An independent business that performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more minority persons of African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific American or Native American Ethnicity.
- Women-owned business: An independent business that performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women.
- Disabled/Veteran disabled-owned business: An independent business which performs a commercially useful function and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more disabled and or veteran disabled individuals pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act or who have served in the active military and discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
- Small business enterprise: An independent business which performs a commercially useful function that is not owned and controlled by individuals designated as minority, woman, veteran or physically challenged and where gross sales do not exceed $2,000,000.
- Historically underutilized business zone: The HUB Zone empowerment contracting program provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas.
TMCC does not currently use a third party to certify the authenticity of a business provided information. Therefore, all information submitted by a vendor must be accurate and in accordance with fair business practices. If you have been certified as a diversified vendor, please submit a copy of the certificate with the vendor application Form and W-9.
TMCC requires that a Vendor Application form and an IRS W-9 be completed and submitted to the Controller's office prior to processing any business transactions. Please be sure to fill out the entire form, specifically the "Type of Organization" area accurately.
For additional information on the NSHE vendor diversity, see the Business Center North website.