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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; negotiates favorable tems, conditions and pricing and to arrange 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.


Fiscal year-end memo 2015

Upcoming purchasing training for contracts, PeopleSoft requisitioning, Dupli, Grainger and Staples Advantage.

Price of paper increasing industry wide. The increase will be approximately five percent. All major paper producers in North America are raising their paper prices, therefore Staples must share these increases with their customers beginning in April. Please watch this three minute presentation on the state of the paper industry and the reasoning behind the increases. "Paper Industry Update March 2014"

New Copier Program Contract [PDF]

Fiscal Year End Purchases [PDF]

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