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2017 Supplier Showcase

The Swarthmore College purchasing office hosted a Supplier Showcase on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, featuring our eMarket Portal suppliers plus a few other vendor programs! The purpose of this event is to promote the eMarket and College-wide agreements, increase user adoption, and develop relationships with suppliers.

About 150 employees attended the event, which was especially helpful to those making purchasing decisions for their departments. Buyers had an opportunity to meet directly with suppliers, learn about their products, promotions, and services to better understand how to make responsible purchasing decisions.

The College's Preferred Suppliers are chosen because they offer the best services or discounts within their categories and we encourage you to support these business partners. All pricing and contract terms are strictly confidential and recipients are not authorized to disclose such information to competing suppliers or use it in negotiations with existing or potential suppliers. College employees are responsible for conducting themselves with high ethical standards regarding pricing and supplier information.

There was plenty of food, fun, networking opportunities, and giveaways for all!! The purchasing staff is grateful to the faculty and staff that supported our event and Rachael Urick for creating the time lapse video.

We also appreciate our suppliers for sponsoring the event. Without their generosity, the event wouldn't have been possible.

  • Airgas, an Airliquide Company
  • Amazon
  • E&I Cooperative
  • ESM Solutions
  • Enterprise Auto
  • Fastenal
  • Grainger
  • Medline
  • MSC Industrial
  • Office Basics
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Swarthmore College and Community Bookstore
  • Swarthmore College Office Services
  • VWR Scientific (Sargent Welsh, Wards)
  • WB Mason

Purchasing Staff

Patti Braun

Senior Buyer, Facilities

Purchasing Office

Facilities and Services


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8289
  2. Services Building Maintenance

Pat Hearty

PCard Administrator & Buyer

Purchasing Office


  1. Phone: (610) 957-6498
  2. 101 South Chester Road 120