Le Moyne College Office of Purchasing supports the educational, instructional and research missions of the College. The Office of Purchasing is staffed by procurement professionals with the essential knowledge, skills and training in order to assist the Le Moyne community in purchasing optimum quality goods and services in the correct quantity, timely manner and at the lowest possible cost.
The Purchasing Department's responsibilities include:
  • Identifying supplier sources for equipment, supplies and services
  • Preparing bid specifications and formal requests for quotations and proposals
  • Evaluating competitive bids; awarding and coordinating contracts
  • Ensuring the College receives the lowest possible price for goods and services while meeting all delivery and requisitioner specifications
Le Moyne College seeks to develop mutually beneficial business relationships with vendors capable of delivering Best Total Value.  Best Total Value is driven by College business needs and includes a number of components including: total cost of ownership, quality of goods provided or services performed, supplier responsiveness and account service, localized supply and supplier willingness to share risk and provide resources.

How to Make a Purchase

Purchases requiring a purchase order: Please complete the Purchase Requisition Form and forward to the Purchasing Department.  A Purchase Order will be completed based on the information you provide and sent to the appropriate vendor.  Purchase orders are not required for the following:
  • Advertisements
  • Conference / Registration Fees
  • Transportation
  • Consultants / Professional Fees
  • Dues / Memberships
  • Honoraria / Stipends
  • Insurance payments
  • Subscriptions
  • Awards and prizes
  • Temporary Help
  • Postage
  • Travel Related Expenses
Office Supplies: Le Moyne College continues to partner with Hummel's Office Plus as our exclusive office products provider.  Please use the link below to go directly to the Hummel's site for online ordering. To set up new accounts or add users, please contact the Purchasing Department.  

 Click here for a link to Hummel's Office Plus online store

Office Materials & Miscellaneous Supplies:  The college is partnered with a host of vendors, retailers, and service providers.  If you're looking for something specific that might be classified outside of a traditional office supply, please contact our office so we can ask our various partners to prepare quotes.  

Amazon Purchases: Le Moyne utilizes a corporate account with Amazon that is specific to higher education facilities.  As Amazon has become the ubiquitous name in online-shopping, nearly every office across campus is using the retailer to procure materials. Making these purchases through our Purchasing Office will grant access to our Education Prime account.  As with all Prime shipments, such purchases are free of any shipping charges.  Additionally, the tax-exempt status is already established with Amazon, so orders will not include taxes.  We encourage all college offices to contact Purchasing for any Amazon requests in order to capitalize on the benefits received from our corporate account.

Computer Equipment/Software:  All computing items (equipment/software/etc.) are purchased by the IT department.  Reimbursement for individual purchases of computing equipment and software will only be granted with written prior approval from the IT Director or his/her designee.  Additionally all computer equipment must be brought to the IT department to be tagged and inventoried. Please contact the IT Director directly with any questions regarding computing equipment purchases.

***Notice Regarding Procurement Requests - Adequate advance notice is required when submitted requests.  Please expect a minimum of one week from time of request submission to the delivery of requested materials for any standard purchases.  Any non-standard requests may requests may require additional time for orders to be sourced and placed, and for materials to then be delivered.***

 

 Competitive Quotes

1) All procurement transactions shall be conducted in a manner to provide to the maximum extent practical, open and free competition. Individuals shall be alert to organizational conflicts of interest as well as noncompetitive practices among contractors that may restrict or eliminate competition or otherwise restrain trade.  When costs are similar preference should be given to women and minority businesses.

2) Purchases for individual items under $10,000 do not require multiple quotes; however, the purchase price must be competitive, fair and reasonable.

3) Purchases for individual items over $10,000 but not exceeding $300,000 require at least three competitive verbal or written (preferred method) quotes by competing vendors.  Documentation of all quotes must be attached to the Purchase Order. If the low quote is found to be unacceptable, there must be written justification from the Budget Officer or Department Chair for not accepting the lowest quote.  Submit documentation with PO.

 Competitive Bids or Proposals

Purchases of goods or services over $300,000 require a formal bid or request for proposal process. The project lead will be responsible for managing the formal bid or proposal process and maintaining the documentation for seven years.  The project lead should coordinate with the Controller prior to starting the formal bid or proposal process.  

 Federal Grants

Purchase Orders exceeding $3,000 but less than $150,000 that are being funded by a federal grant must have 3 competitive quotes.  Please note that this regulation refers to the purchase order in total, and not to individual items on the purchase order. Therefore one purchase order including several individual items, each under $3,000 but adding up to $3,000 or more in aggregate is subject to the 3 quote requirement. If the lowest quote is found to be unacceptable, there must be written justification from the Budget Officer or Department Chair for not accepting the lowest quote.  Submit documentation with PO.

 Purchases $150,000 or greater from federal funds must be performed through a formal bid or request for proposal.

 Sole Source

If a specific vendor or brand name product is specified on the purchase request and the originating department requests to have the purchase order awarded on a basis other than a competitive one, sufficient documentation justifying why it is not possible or practical to award the order to any vendor or for any brand name product, other than the one specified must accompany the purchase request.

 Conflict of Interest Vendors

Vendors that have a financial interest or related party at the College (see definition in Le Moyne College’s Conflict of Interest Policy) are required to have board approval before each use of that vendor.

Purchasing Contact

Please send completed requisitions to the Purchasing Department via email at purchasing-requisitions@lemoyne.edu.

For general inquiries please contact the Purchasing Department at purchasing@lemoyne.edu, x 4511, or fax at x4650.

 

Preferred Vendors

Not sure where to find what you're looking for? Try these sellers:

Grainger

Fisher Scientific

Home Depot

Please note, vendor and/or Contractor shall comply with all local, state and federal laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations, and all College policies, procedures and directives, applicable to such activities.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, while present on College premises, Vendor and/or Contractor, its employees, agents and subcontractors shall comply with all College policies with respect to matters including but not limited to parking, facilities usage, identification and personal conduct.

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Contact Us

Physical Plant
(315) 445-4510 or 4511
(315) 445-4650 Fax
purchasing@lemoyne.edu

 
Centralized Receiving Address
Attn: Central Receiving
600 Springfield Road
Syracuse, NY 13214