Cleveland State University

Controller's Office


The Purchasing Services Department of Cleveland State University is a service department created to provide centralized control over the procurement activities of the University. The mission of the Purchasing Services Department is:

  • Procurement of supplies, equipment, and services for the faculty, administrative staff, and all operation departments of the University at the time needed and as economically as possible consistent with desired quality.
  • Ensure compliance with all State, and Federal regulations as well as University established policy.
  • Implementation of volume buying by this University and of buying in
  • cooperation with other State institutions.
  • Maintain a commitment to excellence through professional ethics and best business practices
  • Maintenance of a consistent and fair policy toward the business community which provides for the University's needs.
  • Provision of special, personalized assistance to faculty and staff members when needed in the area of procurement.

Purchasing Policy


Other Services
In addition to the procurement function, the Purchasing Services Department has the responsibility for other functions within the University, including Property Control on campus.

Laurie McCombs
Associate Director of Purchasing Operations
Contact for: General policy, capital and major projects, furniture and furnishings, selected computer and office equipment, software, and related equipment, mailing services and equipment, telecommunications equipment, utilities, long term contractual services, moving. Maintenance general supplies (i.e. electrical, plumbing, lumber, hardware etc.) And air conditioning and refrigeration, landscaping, carpeting/drapery, vehicles, and selected construction & renovations.

Michael Eames
Purchasing Agent
Contact for: Audiovisual and video supplies and equipment, photographic supplies, subscriptions and books, printing equipment and supplies, film rentals, school newspapers, publications, continuous forms and other printed matter, temporary personnel, hotel reservations, paper, athletic equipment and supplies, music equipment and supplies.Additionally, industrial chemicals, supplies and machinery, security, pharmaceuticals, lab equipment, glassware. As well as selected construction and renovations, janitorial supplies and equipment.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, PH 118
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 118
2258 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.3600
Fax: 216.687.9361

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