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Procurement and Business Services

Procurement Department
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

accountspayable@csmd.edu
purchasing@csmd.edu

Phone: 301-934-7848
Fax: 301-934-7641

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday

CSM Building

About CSM Procurement

The Procurement Office is a centralized function meeting the diverse needs of the College, ranging from office supplies, trade equipment and supplies, laboratory and nursing equipment, furniture, information technology hardware and software to the new construction, renovation of campus buildings.  In addition, Procurement has responsibility for Accounts Payable who also supports our internal customers and outside vendors.

Our Commitment

The Procurement Department is committed to the College and it’s various departments and stakeholders to work ethically and efficiently together to secure goods and services for the best possible prices following State of Maryland laws and guidelines.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission and vision of the Procurement Department is to provide positive support to our vendors and stakeholders.  Our goal is obtain the lowest total cost while ensuring the best overall value for our internal and external customers.  Through the development and administration of policies and procedures, Procurement will serve as an exemplary steward of CSM’s resources by facilitating the acquisition process.  Procurement will create and maintain cooperative relationships and apply sound business practices between the State of Maryland, other state institutions, and the 3 county’s CSM supports.

Service Offerings

The Procurement Department is charged to provide the best customer service experience possible.  We are here to help faculty and staff to:

Buyer/Agent Responsibilities

  • Locate Resources
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery
  • Educate and enforce policy and procedures
  • Convert On Line Requisitions into PO/BPOs

Director Responsibilities

  • Request competitive bids for work greater than $50K
  • Help with Statements of Work