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.
The mission of CSUSB Procurement and Contracts is to provide our clients with innovative, timely, accurate and value based solutions in support of the University's goals and objectives; finding legal, ethical, and policy compliant ways to get to "YES" in the course of obtaining goods and services.
The vision of CSUSB Procurement and Contracts is to be recognized as a valued, trusted, and collaborative partner throughout the entire purchasing or contracting process.