Welcome to Procurement & Contracting
We hope you will find the provided resources helpful. Whether your need is a commodity, service or construction project, we want to be of service to you.
To get started, please review the following information and resources to become familiar with our processes and any associated requirements to support your procurement needs.
The Procurement and Contracting organization is part of the Finance and Administration Division of the University and is organized as follows:
Florence Ford, Purchase Agent (570) 422-3206, Jesus Serrano, Asst. Manager (570) 422-3595, Denise Aylward, Asst. Director (570) 422-3203
The below functional responsibilities are encompassed:
- Purchasing - Non-construction procurement of goods and services.
- Construction Procurement - Procurement of construction related goods and services.
Note: A "contract" exists whenever two parties agree to obligations or exchanges of consideration, whether or not actual dollars are received or paid.
Please note that it is the President alone who has the authority to sign contracts that bind the University to any rights and obligation unless the President delegates this authority, in writing, to third parties.
No one outside of the written delegates may sign contracts involving the University.
Unfortunately, anyone who does so is acting outside the scope of their employment and could be held personally responsible for any consequences that follow from an unauthorized contract.
For the sake of clarity, the primary person who has been delegated with authority to sign contracts on behalf of the University, without financial limitations, is James Sheehan, Acting Vice President for Administration & Finance.
Secondary delegates of Finance and Procurement are outlined in The Delegation of Presidential Authority - Procurement and Contracting contained in this web site.
No other individual has authority in regard to contracting on behalf of the University and cannot legally obligate the University in any way.