Supplier Information

Prospective Supplier Guide

Thank you for your interesting in joining the Rice Supplier Community! We appreciate your time as you carefully complete each step of the supplier registration process. Please take care to enter accurate information, as this will allow us to establish a seamless working relationship with you and facilitate timely delivery of payments. We look forward to working with you!

How are you registering as a supplier?


If the registration is...

Approved Rejected Requested to Resubmit
The supplier is activated in Rice University's central system (called "iO"). This occurs when a supplier registration is missing the unique access code, is a duplicate submission, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Violation and/or System for Award Management (SAM) Violation A request to resubmit is sent back to the supplier for them to correct and resubmit when they do not attach the required documents, or are missing information.

Suppliers should respond to the request within 10 calendar days of receipt. After those 10 calendar days, The Supplier Management will send a follow-up email to the supplier in an attempt to prompt action. After 20 calendar days from the first email, the request will be closed due to inactivity.

Rice University requires that PO transactions occur electronically or over/via e-mail from our Oracle system. Any exceptions to this method of transaction must be approved by the Rice P2P Department in writing prior to any request for goods or services or for work commencement to begin on behalf of RICE UNIVERSITY.

The Controller's Office is located in the Cambridge Office Building, also known as COB, at the intersection of S. Main street and Cambridge street.

In this building you will find the the following Departments:

The Cashier's Office is a division of the Controllers Office, however, it is located in the Allen Center, directly behind the Cambridge Office building.

Our Location:

Cambridge Office Building
6100 Main Street MS 70
Houston, Texas 77005-1827