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The Purchasing Office is responsible for the College Corporate Card program, negotiating and managing college-wide contracts and procuring products and services for Smith College.

News & Updates

Toner Phoner Scam

This notice is regarding what is known as the "toner phoner" scam that preys on employees. Posing as a Smith College primary supplier, the scammer contacts an employee and asks for the model number of the copier or printer in their office. Please remember, never to disclose information to a vendor calling on the telephone. Knowing the type of printer or copier can enable a scammer to send toner to that office and then charge the office for toner. Under our contract with CBS, we do NOT pay for Xerox MFD toner. Departments are required to pay for HP laser printer toner through CBS. If you need laser printer toner, please call CBS directly. Please alert all employees and students in your department.

JP Morgan Smartdata Browser Requirements

To comply with updated payment card industry security standards, Mastercard has instituted a minimum browser requirement for Smartdata. Users with unsupported browsers will no longer be able to access Smartdata. The below browsers and mobile operating systems are compatible by default. Contact your Program Administrator or your IT department for assistance.

Internet Explorer 11 (compatible by default)

Mozilla Firefox 27 + (compatible by default)

Google Chrome 38 + (compatible by default)

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) (compatible by default)

Safari Mobile 5+ (compatible by default)

Smith College Amazon Policy

In the last few years Amazon has become a popular vendor across campus. Due to this increase in spend, the college, with Amazon’s assistance, is implementing an Amazon Purchasing Policy. The policy is effective immediately and requires end users to transition their Smith Amazon accounts to the Smith Amazon Business account. Moving to the business account will not change how you order from Amazon. Consistent with other colleges, Smith will no longer pay for Amazon Prime accounts which are considered personal accounts. Please click on the link to the Amazon policy posted below. Please feel free to contact the Purchasing Office to assist in the transition or implementation of the Amazon business account.


JP Morgan Chase Chip Card

Please see the links below to the Chip Card Orientation Guide and the Chip Card FAQ

Chip Card Orientation Guide

Chip Card FAQ

Furniture Reuse:

Furniture items are no longer being stored at Fort Hill. Other spaces are being considered and the campus will be notified when an alternate storage space is determined.

For furniture that is in disrepair or bad shape, please submit a work order to Facilities Management for the removal and disposal of the furniture.

Important message regarding copiers

For departments with a color copier/MFD, please make sure your print default is set to black and white. If your print default is set to color, your department will get charged for color even when printing black and white documents. When you change your print default to black and white, you can manually choose the color print setting when needed.