Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Services strives to provide excellent customer service through the procurement of quality goods and services for the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community.

Through the competitive procurement process, we look to develop strategic and diverse supplier business relationships and implement cost-effective contracts that produce significant savings and value to the University.

Purchasing Groups

Office Equipment

The Office Group provides procurement services for furniture, office equipment and supplies, janitorial supplies, signage, communications (i.e., pagers, telephone, cellular), temporary office help requirements, and moving services.

CJ Bak, Contracting Specialist

Elle Bermont, Buyer 1

Scientific/Information Technology

The Scientific group supports the research, clinical, and teaching needs of the University through the acquisition of scientific supplies, equipment, and services. These procurements include such items as HPLC equipment, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, microscopes, dental handpieces, chemicals, biologicals, and diagnostic equipment. Services can include maintenance and repair of instrumentation, diagnostic laboratory testing services, annual certifications, and calibrations.

The Information Technology Group provides procurement services for computer hardware, software, IT consulting services, telecommunications, and security equipment.

Ronald Eshleman, Assistant Director

Candyce Gaston, Contracting Specialist

Joshua Hitch, Contracting Specialist

Sean Sera, Senior Buyer

Sharde Kelly, Buyer I

Colin Michael, Buyer, I

Specialties Group

The Specialty Contracting group supports the administrative and business needs of the University through soliciting competitive bids and proposals, and administrating the contracts in place, including but not limited to the following: conference services, consulting services, insurance, leases, library services, parking services, printing, special events management, student health insurance, subscriptions, and travel management. In addition, this group supports Auxiliary Services by administrating the contracts associated with the bookstore, vending, and food service.

Quintina Felder, Contracting Specialist

Valerie Jones, Lead Senior Buyer

Richard Elliott , Buyer I