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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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

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.

Public Bidding Limit Raised (posted 1-7-2015)

Each year the Department of Labor & Industry is required by statute to publish changes to the base amounts triggering the requirement for public bids, telephonic bids and/or separate bids for certain contracts.

The limit for public bidding under the portion of the School Code applicable to PASSHE was raised for 2015 from $19,100 to $19,400 effective January 1, 2015. This updated amount applies to all procurements, including construction. Notice of the increase was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on December 13, 2014.

Purchase Requisitions Pending Approval (posted 10-17-2014)

New functionality has been enabled whereby purchase requisition (PR) approvers will receive an email when they have not approved a document still in their queue after a certain period of time.
• 1st reminder = three calendar days after the initial e-mail was sent out
• Future reminders = one week (7 calendar days) from the 1st reminder e-mail
• The remainder will be sent to those that currently get e-mail notifications (workflow approvers).

Example of a PR message: The PR approval process is based at the line item level, therefore each line will be specified on the e-mail.

Pending Approval

Update Procurement Savings (posted 10-14-2014)


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