Mission of Purchasing and Procurement
The mission of the Purchasing Office is to facilitate best practices and achieve economies of scale in the procurement of goods and services necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the College and that such goods and services represents best value, quality services, and timely delivery. To ensure that all funding sources for such goods and services are expended within the regulations and guidelines mandated by the State, and City of New York, and The City University of New York while maintaining and enforcing compliance with internal control procedures.
The Purchasing Office will conduct business to facilitate the College’s mission in interest of the State and its tax payers with the highest level of customer service, ethical standards, fairness, and transparency, while welcoming qualified, responsible, and “green” vendors.
Message from Goldene Lewis, Director of Purchasing and Procurement
Our mission is congruent to that of the College. We firmly believe in the institutional CORE Values: honesty, integrity, respect, community service. Each day is an opportunity to incorporate these values to achieve College strategic goals in the acquisition of goods, services and technology for the academic and administrative departments of the College.
Using our in depth knowledge and skills, we hope to provide you with the guidance and service whilst practicing the values and guiding principles enforced through in the State Finance Laws and the City University of New York (CUNY) Procurement Regulations governing the procurement process. The most significant onesare professionalism, transparency, accountability, impartiality and ethics.
Recently, along with our sister campuses, we implemented the robust Oracle PeopleSoft Procurement System. This system empowers you to effectively manage your Tax Levy or IFR Account(s) to procure the resource tools and supplementary materials to fulfill your needs. This tool, coupled with the guidance available on our site is the ideal recipe for operational efficiency and customers’ satisfaction.
CUNYfirst Procurement Simulation: https://cnyeptst.cunyfirst.cuny.edu
New York State Industries for the Blind: www.ibnys.org
New York State Industries for Disabled: www.nysid.org
Correctional Industries (CORCRAFT): www.corcraft.org
Directory of Certified Minority & Women Owned Businesses: www.ny.newnycontracts.com
New York State Office of General Services Procurement (State Contract Search) www.ogs.state.ny.us
Guidelines for Procurement