Important information for potential suppliers of technology products and services to Northfield Mount Hermon
Northfield Mount Hermon School values the strong relationships it builds with suppliers of high-quality services and products. The Department of Information and Technology is always on the lookout for new products, services, and providers that offer capabilities to help us achieve our mission of providing world-class technology and support in a world-class educational environment.
The department relies on a core group of suppliers for its operational purchases. This list changes from time to time based on product selection, service, and pricing offered by vendors.
Capital purchases are usually awarded through a competitive proposal process. The department's evaluation of submitted bids takes into account all factors affecting value. This means that while competitive pricing is a critical feature of any accepted bid, the lowest bid may not necessarily be selected for purchase.
NMH requires 30-day net payment terms with its suppliers. Purchase orders are required for all purchases. NMH is a registered non profit organization that is exempt from sales taxes. Supporting documentation is available. For more information about purchasing policies, please contact the accounting office.
The school's fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30. Capital projects are planned one year in advance and funding is typically determined in February preceding the start of the new fiscal year.
Evaluating your product or service
We appreciate the opportunity to learn about new products and services. We are most likely to follow up on product information when we encounter it in these forums:
- Recommendation from a peer school that is using your product or service.
- Web sites that discuss your product or service, especially when they link to your web site.
- Trade magazines, especially when your product or service is reviewed.
- Trade shows. We attend NERCOMP's annual conference regularly.
We are least likely to follow up on unsolicited faxed information or contacts.
Due to an unmanageable and ever-increasing volume of unsolicited phone calls and marketing material, we are not able to respond to all requests from organizations seeking to present their products and services.
The Department of Information Technology does not accept unsolicited calls, visits, or direct email messages to staff members from companies seeking to discuss their products and services, or to participate in surveys.
Organizations that would like to have their products or services evaluated are encouraged to mail product information to the address below. Please note that we may not acknowledge receipt of such information and cannot accept calls confirming receipt of material sent. If there is interest in evaluating your product or service, a member of the IT staff will contact your organization using the information you provide.
Send product or service information to:
Department of Information Technology
Northfield Mount Hermon School
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354