Procurement Services, through its Purchasing and Contracts units, is charged with procuring University-wide contracts and managing the University’s strategic sourcing initiatives. It develops and disseminates University purchasing policies and procedures; manages CUNY’s centralized vendor management functions; delivers training to central office and college staff; and monitors the procurement card (P-card) program for the central office. Procurement Services also provides the purchasing function for the Central Office, Guttman Community College, School of Journalism and School of Professional Studies; serves as liaison to City and State agencies on purchasing and contract related matters; and is the business process owner for the CUNYfirst “procure to pay” system that interfaces with both the City and State financial systems.

For guidance on terms and conditions for CUNY purchase orders and contracts, please visit the Contracting with CUNY webpage.

Visit the Resources page to access guidance documents on CUNY’s purchasing guidelines and forms.

Key Staff

Caron Christian, Acting University Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer
Roy Parks, Director of Procurement
Kwok Lau, Director of Vendor Management

Contact Us

E-mail: – All procurement related questions should be sent to this e-mail box. – All vendors must submit the Vendor/Payee Registration Form to this e-mail box.

Phone: (646) 664-3100
Mail: 230 West 41st Street – 5th Floor, New York, New York, 10036