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Our Goals

Our goal is to procure goods and services of the proper quality and quantity, at a reasonable price in time to accommodate University needs by:
1. Developing Category management and strategic sourcing competencies
2. Enhancing contract development and negotiation skills
3. Establishing data & business analytics capabilities
4. Improving customer service, training and communication
5. Expanding the supplier diversity program

As an agency of the State of New York we are subject to statute. Guidelines dictating dollar thresholds, advertising requirements and the laws that obligate these provisions can be found in SUNY Procedure 7553.
Documentation on Construction and Construction Related purchases can be found in SUNY Procedure 7554.
To review the most recent Purchasing MOU, effective February 7, 2020, please click HERE.
Further guidance, as it relates to the University's purchasing policies and procedures, can be found in the University Policy manual. Policies P613 and P614.
Purchases made with Research Foundation funds must be made in accordance with the RF Procurement Policy.


  • Frank Bowden
    Director of Strategic ProcurementTelephone: (631) 632-9110

    Responsible for the Facilities, Scientific, Labs & General Supplies, Information Technology and Administrative category teams

  • Sean Dermody
    Assistant Director of Procurement Systems & OperationsTelephone:(631)632-4151


  • Linda Santos
    Assistant Director of Strategic Sourcing Information TechnologyTelephone:(631) 632-6068

    Responsible for Information Technology Products and Services, including software, hardware, A/V, printers and telecom

  • Mary La Corte
    Assistant Director of Administrative Services Telephone:(631) 632-9849

    Responsible for Advertising, Marketing, Banking, Conferences Events, HR services, Promotional Items and Revenue Contracts

  • Lynn Meyer
    Assistant Director of  Strategic Sourcing Laboratory & General SuppliesTelephone:(631) 632-6019 

    Responsible for Scientific and Medical Supplies, Equipment  & Services Office and General Supplies.

  • Jill McCahill
    Assistant Director of Strategic Sourcing FacilitiesTelephone:(631) 632-6046

    Responsible for Facilities, Construction, Transportation, M.R.O. Services & Supplies.