Purchasing provides the university with centralized purchasing of goods, services and equipment. The staff has significant expertise in these areas and is a resource for procurement information for the community. Purchasing locates competitive sources of quality goods and services as well as negotiates favorable terms, conditions and pricing. Purchasing also arranges for delivery when and where needed, monitors supplier compliance with purchase order contracts and resolves discrepancies.
This webpage is a convenient reference guide to the purchasing process at Salem State University. It briefly summarizes our standard operating procedures governing the purchase of goods and services by university personnel. It lists the names and telephone numbers of the various university personnel involved in purchasing activities. It also outlines the various services available.
News and Updates
September 10, 2015: Ron Proia from BJ's Wholesale Club will be on campus from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on the middle level of the Commons cafeteria outside of IDS. This is a special offer for SSU. You can join for $40 for 15 months and get two cards or roll forward your existing membership. Please call Patricia Martin at extension 6017 or Ronald Proia directly at 978.777.4370 with questions. For further info please visit http://www.salemstate.edu/7544.php.
September 18, 2015: 2015 MHEC Expo Sturbridge, MA
Additional Information on Purchasing
- Fiscal year-end memo 2015
- Upcoming purchasing training for contracts, PeopleSoft requisitioning, Dupli, Grainger and Staples Advantage.
- New Copier Program Contract [PDF]
- Fiscal Year End Purchases [PDF]