The goal of the Warehouse is to cost effectively provide day to day operating needs for the college, including some office supplies, maintenance supplies and janitorial supplies along with outstanding customer service to our internal and external customers. Standards have been established for quality materials for use throughout the college to satisfy most repetitive requirements. Items to be stocked in central stores shall result in more economical prices of items based on volume buying with minimum administrative overhead cost. The college has publicly bid out and establish indefinite quantity supply type contracts and other individual purchase orders when appropriate, for the purchase of supplies and equipment. The products are described in the central stores catalog by individual stock numbers. Supplies are purchased by purchase description of the item or in the case of replacement parts by the manufacturer’s part number. Other supplies are purchased under state contracts. All purchases made on behalf of HCC should be shipped to the Warehouse.