Providing Procurement and Contract Services
Procurement and Contracts (Purchasing) is responsible for all purchases and contracts made by the University. The Purchasing staff assists the campus community with their purchasing needs and acts as a liaison with vendors and service providers. Purchasing issues purchase orders, agreements, memorandums of understanding (MOU), a fee for service agreements and contracts, coordinates and evaluate bids, obtains quotations for needed goods and services, and manages the office supplies contract and the procurement card program.
Based on its compliance with the Integrated CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) section 5000, Purchasing utilizes written delegations of authority from the campus President to the various individuals authorized to procure. Only authorized Purchasing employees and certain delegated executive management may develop and approve contractual documents and obligate the University. Any department considering a contractual document or agreement with an outside entity or with an Auxiliary must coordinate the contract development and approval through Purchasing, in order to finalize the contract. The collaboration between Purchasing and campus departments for contract development is mandatory in order to provide consistency and compliance with systemwide policies. This is true for both monetary and non-monetary contractual instruments. Auxiliaries are also encouraged to consult with Purchasing on any contractual matter.
Please contact us whenever you need assistance in meeting your procurement needs.
Mission Statement (Our Mission)
The mission of Procurement & Contract Services is to provide quality, cost-effective, and timely procurement services to the campus community in support of the educational goals of California State University, San Bernardino. A commitment is made to provide these services in an ethical, courteous, and professional manner, in accordance with external mandates, and in cooperation with campus units.
What We Do
Procurement & Contract Services is responsible for the acquisition of all goods, services, leases and construction on behalf of California State University, San Bernardino. Campus procurement professionals are required to adhere to state, federal, California State University, and campus policies and procedures to assure that legal requirements are met and good business practices followed.