Cornell University requires that suppliers, service providers, and caterers submit evidence of adequate insurance coverage before performing work or services for the university. Cornell Procurement Services maintains a list of suppliers that have current, adequate insurance, and Risk Management and Insurance maintains a list of caterers.
Caution: Before procuring any services, always review section 700, Purchases with Special Procedures: Paying for Services, of the Buying Manual.
If a university department needs to engage a supplier for services, please check the list to see if the supplier already has evidence of insurance on file. If the desired supplier is not on the list, please contact Procurement Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, which will contact the supplier and request a certificate of insurance for the required coverage amounts, if needed.
There are two ways to verify the vendor’s insurance coverage:
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Before the event date and before placing any orders, all Cornell units arranging for catering services must verify that the select vendor/caterer has a certificate of insurance on file with Risk Management or Procurement Services. See the list below.
For amounts over $10,000, a purchase order must be issued for all catering events or services prior to the event. For contract and payment information, please refer to Paying for Catering and Event Space Rental.
If you are unsure whether the intended service provider must provide proof of insurance, contact Risk Management and Insurance.