Vendor Information

Christopher Newport University (CNU) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia and must conform to the laws of the Commonwealth as outlined in the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) and the Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM). The Vendors Manual provides direction to those vendors interested in doing business with the Commonwealth.

eVA Registration - eVA (Electronic Virginia) is the procurement system of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  CNU utilizes this system to send solicitations to vendors and to process purchase orders. Vendors must be registered in the eVA system. For assistance or questions please contact eVA Customer Care at 866-289-7367 or

SWaM Certification – CNU supports supplier diversity.  Vendors that meet the qualifications of a Small, Woman-Owned, or Minority-Owned business should register with the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE). For assistance or questions contact DMBE at (804) 786-6585.

If doing business with CNU for the first time, a completed W-8 or W-9 form will be requested by the Business Office.

Certificates of Sales Tax Exemption are available through the Business Office Accounts Payable Department.

Purchases less than $5,000 are paid using a Small Purchase Credit Card. Purchases greater than $5,000 are paid via Check with payment terms of net 30 days in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act.

Parking Permits - CNU has permit parking across campus. Vendors visiting campus must obtain a temporary parking permit from CNU Parking Services.  For assistance or questions contact (757) 594-7129.

For additional information about doing business with the Commonwealth of Virginia you may contact the Department of General Services.