Vendors performing services for Cornell University must meet minimum levels of insurance coverage and submit evidence of adequate insurance coverage as requested before performing work or services for the university. If you are unsure whether the intended service provider must provide proof of insurance, contact Risk Management and Insurance. See below for information on Verifying a Caterer's Insurance Coverage.
Caution: Before procuring any services, always review section 700, Purchases with Special Procedures: Paying for Services, of the Buying Manual.
To verify the vendor’s insurance coverage:
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.
For amounts over $10,000, you must use a purchase order 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.