Purchasing Overview

Special note regarding procedures for submitting invoices during the Covid-19 Outbreak -

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting restrictions and constraints to accessing the physical campus, we are asking vendors who are planning on, or who have recently, mailed an invoice to Central Connecticut State University, to submit the bill via email to our accounts payable email address at ap@ccsu.edu. The invoice has the best chance of being paid on time if it is submitted electronically via a PDF email attachment to ap@ccsu.edu. Otherwise there will be delays as we cannot access the office to retrieve and process mail for an unknown period of time due to official state and institutional directives. This is our only means for now to upload the invoice to our Accounts Payable electronic workflow system and post your payment.

Please disregard this request if you already emailed the bill to this ap@ccsu.edu address. If you have already mailed the bill to our mailing address and have not yet received payment, please email your invoice to ap@ccsu.edu and state the following in the body of the email: "Invoice resent via email" so that we can avoid duplicate processing later.

Also, in an effort to avoid delay, we strongly encourage vendors to sign up for direct deposit by completing the direct deposit enrollment form and email the attached enrollment form to purchasing@ccsu.edu. From the moment an invoice is processed, you can reasonably expect the Direct Deposit to post to your checking account the next business day, depending on your bank's ACH scheduling. Direct deposit (ACH) is far more efficient and reliable than generating and mailing paper checks via the USPS, especially given our restriction now in place that limits the frequency and ability to cut checks during this difficult period of time.

Please consider these two requests, 1) to email invoices as a PDF attachment to ap@ccsu.edu, and 2) to sign up for direct deposit and email the enrollment form back to purchasing@ccsu.edu at your earliest convenience.

The CCSU Purchasing Department is part of the Business Services/Fiscal Affairs group and assists the University community in the procurement of goods and services. It is our goal to conduct all activities in the best interest of the University, providing procurement services in accordance with sound business and procurement practices and to comply with guidelines established by State of Connecticut and the Connecticut State University System. Our goal is to procure goods and services to accommodate University needs in a timely and economical manner.

The CCSU Purchasing Department is located in Davidson Hall room 22805, (building 1 in the campus map, available here). Appointments are encouraged. All visitors must register with the University Police Department (1500 East Street or 860-832-2375) prior to parking on campus. A temporary parking permit will be issued. Regular vendors will be issued special temporary Vendor permits.

The Purchasing Department can be reached by phone at 860. 832.0041 or by e-mail to purchasing@ccsu.edu or by mail to:

Purchasing Department
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
P.O. Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050

Sedina Begic
Procurement Specialist
Julie Laude
Procurement Specialist
Amy Lopez
Manager of Contract Compliance and Procurement Services