Welcome to the Procurement Department

Welcome to the Procurement Department

Waller Administration BuildingProcurement Department
Waller Administration Building 038
400 East Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone 570-389-4311
Fax 570-389-2017

Office hours:  
Fall/Spring - M-F, 8-4:30 p.m.  
Summer - M-F, 8-4 p.m.
Receiving Department
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone 570-389-4051
Receiving hours:   M-F, 8-4 p.m.

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How to do business with BU

BU's Procurement Department is committed to providing timely and cost effective procurement of goods and to the BU community. Explore below to find the answers on policies and procedures. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Procurement News

Enterprise - new car rental rates - Effective October 1, 2015 (posted 9-28-2015)

Fleet Guide

Regional Procurement Fair and Workshops (posted 8-31-2015)

Place: West Chester University’s Graduate Business Center
Date: September 29, 2015

The Regional Procurement Fair is an opportunity to meet with the procurement staff at West Chester, Millersville, Bloomsburg, Shippensburg, Kutztown, Cheyney and East Stroudsburg Universities and the PA State System of Higher Education to learn about how to do business with PASSHE and the Universities. This is an excellent opportunity to develop contacts and create relationships. This is a free event hosted by West Chester University.

Workshops will include the following:
• How to do business with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
• How to do business with PASSHE

Full details and registration information

Issuance of New PCards and Travel Cards (posted 8-20-2015)

In the coming weeks, Bloomsburg University, along with the rest of the PASSHE system, will be transitioning from JPM Chase to Bank of America as a new provider for our purchasing and travel cards.

Continue to use your existing JP Morgan credit cards until September 21, 2015, at which time these cards will be cancelled. If you will be in a travel status as of that date and utilizing a travel card, please contact Lori Olshefski to discuss options (X4648). September/final JP Morgan reconciliations will be due to Accounts Payable by Friday, October 9.

Bank of America will be sending travel cardholders a chip/PIN mailer in the very near future. Bank of America introduced this new technology for increased security. It works very similar to a debit card PIN number. Please do not throw the mailer away as you will need it when your new card arrives.

New cards, along with training materials, will be available after September 30, 2015. You will receive an email when they are available for pickup.

The purchasing and travel card guidelines for use remain the same. Detailed instructions on card activation and other user instructions including reconciliation will be forthcoming.

You may being using your new cards on October 1, 2015.

Year End Cut Off Dates (posted 5-11-2015)

Cutoff for Check Disbursements

The Accounts Payable Department will cease printing checks Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM and will resume processing on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM. This is necessary for AP to clear up the business of the 14/15 fiscal year and complete data collection for the financial reports required by the Chancellor’s Office.

All travel expense vouchers for travel completed through the early part of June, 2015 should be submitted to Accounts Payable, as well as other payment requests, no later than Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM to allow sufficient processing time prior to disbursement cutoff.

Travel Expenses for Fiscal Year 14/15

Please be advised it is essential that all travel expense vouchers for travel taking place prior to and including June 30, 2015 reach the Accounts Payable Office no later than the close of Business on Friday, July 10, 2014. This will allow sufficient processing time for these expenses to be recorded in Fiscal Year 14/15.

Note: if you are not using ESS Travel Management, please refrain from entering funds reservations for travel that will take place after June 30, 2015 until after July 1, 2015.

Purchasing Card

The cutoff for use of the Purchasing Card for Fiscal Year 14/15 is Friday, June 26, 2015. This will allow for sufficient time for processing June transactions and the recording of expenses in this Fiscal Year. You may resume use of the card again Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Transactions beginning July 1 will be recorded in the new Fiscal Year 15/16.