Business With TSU
Department of Procurement Services
 
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Purchasing - How to do business with TSU

 

Welcome
Texas Southern University welcomes the opportunity to advise prospective vendors on how to do business with TSU and all us to receive the full benefit of your services. The Purchasing Department is responsible for managing and processing the acquisition of goods and services in a timely manner through:

  • Ethical procurement practices
  • Development of skilled procurement expertise and implementation of “best practice” processes
  • Continuously providing the university community with current procurement policies and procedures with consistent application to ensure appropriate stewardship of public funds
  • Diligent pursuit of fair and equitable competition ensuring maximum opportunities for participation of historically underutilized and small businesses
  • Reliably managing all transactions effectively and consistently from purchasing through payment

The Purchasing Department is also charged with the responsibility of providing resourceful practices that follow the Procurement laws of State of Texas and to maintain and expand vendor relations that enable competitive and diversified vendor sources that will provide the best value to the University.

 

Location
The Purchasing Department is located in Hannah Hall, 3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004 and HUB Program is located in the General Services Building, 3443 Blodgett Street, Houston, TX 77004.

 

Parking
The majority of our students are commuter's therefore parking can difficult. Because parking rules are strictly enforced it is suggested that you park in the East or West Garage.

 

Note: If you are in a marked company vehicle you may park in any loading zone for the time period designated.

 

Who Buys What

  • College or Department staff: Non-Competitive-purchases up to $5,000 via direct payment voucher or P-Card.
  • Purchasing Department: Informal Solicitations of goods or services over $5,000.00
  • Facilities Planning and Construction: Building construction, renovation, repair, etc.

Campus Contacts:

Business Services: Manages services such as cafeterias, vending machines, bookstores
Birtenna Bennett
Director of Operations
bennettbe@tsu.edu

Computer/Software:
Antonio Saenz
Director of Enterprise Services
saenza@tsu.edu

Custodial Services: TSU uses in-house custodial staff
Diane Nicholson-Jones
Director of Buildings and Grounds
Jones-dn@tsu.edu

Facilities Planning and Construction-Provides maintenance services, major and minor construction and renovation projects
Timothy Rychlec
Executive Director of Facilities
rychlect@tsu.edu

Landscaping and Minor Renovation
Darrell Bunch
Executive Director of Buildings and Grounds
bunchdk@tsu.edu

Printing Department –Provides copiers, printing and related services to the campus, some outsourcing
Rueben Joseph
Manager of Graphics
Joseph_rl@tsu.edu

Residence Halls –Provides housing, maintenance and related items for students on campus
Kevin Williams
Maintenance Supervisor
williamskj@tsu.edu

Student Health Center –Provides medicines and other health related services to the University community
Kevin Williams
Director
davis-marsawfa@tsu.edu

 

College / Division Business Administrators  
BJ-ML School of Public Affairs Mouton, Stephen | 713-313-7347
moutonsc@tsu.edu
Office of Continuing Education Oguayo, Uchechukwu | 713-313-7224
oguayoug@tsu.edu
College of Education Martin, Michelle | 713-313-1952
martin_my@tsu.edu
College of Liberal Arts & Behavioral Sciences Parrish, Mary | 713-313-7211
parrish_me@tsu.edu
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Mathews, C.V. | 713-313-7563
mathews_cv@tsu.edu
College of Science Technology Whaley, Charlotte | 713-313-7009
whaley_cs@tsu.edu
Graduate School Mitchell, Carol | 713-313-7891
mitchell_cd@tsu.edu
JHJ School of Business Tatum-Cullors, Porsche | 713-313-7658
tatumpr@tsu.edu
School of Communications Gatson, Veronica | 713-313-7668
wilsonve@tsu.edu
Thomas Freeman Honors College Coach, Linda | 713-313-7458
coach_lf@tsu.edu
Thurgood Marshall School of Law Thomas, Susan | 713-313-1147
suthomas@tmslaw.tsu.edu
   
   
Purchasing Department:  
Executive Director of Procurement Services Greg Williams
Director of Material Management Thomas Britt
Buyer Sceffers Ward
Senior Buyer/HUB Coordinator Kisten Rhodes
Warehouse Manager Dan McCormick
   
   
Accounts Payable Department:  
Account Supervisor Melanie Jackson
   

Other Assistance:
Texas Southern University is a Texas State Agency and as such utilizes the State of Texas Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL). Vendors interested in being added to the CMBL can obtain information at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/procurement/prog/cmbl/

Procurement opportunities $25,000 or over are posted on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/