The term "Commodity" is used solely to refer to categories, groups of supplies or services. The success of commodity-based strategies is based on maximizing the cost reduction advantages by leveraging combined buying power for volume discounts, using market experts to formulate a sourcing strategy, and finally, forming strong relationships with preferred suppliers.

With commodity-based purchasing, this will allow SMC the following advantages:

  • Gain valuable knowledge and expertise to better leverage purchasing power;
  • to build and form stronger supplier relationships that take advantage of current market conditions;
  • To seek out pre-negotiated contracts with other public agencies to achieve the most variable terms, conditions and pricing.

As we work to reorganize a commodity-based strategy, we will keep the Campus informed of the new assignments for each Buyer.

The list below is a guide to contact the assigned Buyer for each commodity. If you have any questions regarding any specific commodity, please contact our main line at 310-434-4304 or email us at purchasing@smc.edu.


A

CommodityBuyerExt.
Acoustical Tile, Insulating Materials and SuppliesSandy Franke4509
AdvertisingRebecca Sprigg4280
Affiliation AgreementsRebecca Sprigg4280
Agricultural Equipment/Landscape (Nursery stock, Equipment and Accessories, Soils, Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners, Irrigation System Maintenance)Sherri Himelstein4532
Air Conditioning and Heating Repairs, Filters, Compressors, AccessoriesSandy Franke4509
Appliances & Equipment Household TypeRebecca Sprigg4539
Architect/Engineer Contract Review, ServicesSandy Franke4509
Art Supplies and EquipmentRebecca Sprigg4280
Asphalt, Hot and Cold MixTBD
  
Athletic Equipment, Supplies and Related ApparelSherri Himelstein4532
Audio Visual Equipment, supplies, and related apparelSandy Franke4509
Audit ServicesTBD
    

B

CommodityBuyerExt.
​Background Services​TBD​  
​Banking ServicesTBD
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Blueprint ServicesRebecca Sprigg4280
Bond Program EncumbrancesSandy Franke4509
Book BindingRebecca Sprigg4280
Books/Periodicals (DVD’s), SubscriptionsRebecca Sprigg4280
Bottled Water ServicesSandy Franke4509
Building Materials, Bricks Cement, Hand Tools, Ladders, Lumber, etc.Rebecca Sprigg4280
Buildings, Structured (Fabricated and Pre-Fabricated)Sandy Franke4509
Bus RentalTBD  

C

CommodityBuyerExt.
Carpet/Flooring (Materials and Installation)Sandy Franke4509
Cart ProgramTBD
  
Catering/Food ServicesRebecca Sprigg4280
Clothing, ApparelRebecca Sprigg4280
Computer - Apple, Dell, HP, TabletsSherri Himelstein4532
​Computer Systems Hardware and Services​Sherri Himelstein​4532
​Concrete​TBD
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ConferencesRebecca Sprigg4280
Consulting Agreements - assigned based upon subject commodityAll4304
Copier Paper (Recycled Program)Sherri Himelstein4532
Copier Purchases, Leases, Maintenance AgreementsSherri Himelstein4532
Cosmetology Supplies/ServicesSherri Himelstein4532
Credit Card ProcessingTBD
  

D

CommodityBuyerExt.
Decals and StampsRebecca Sprigg4509
​Displays and Exhibits​Rebecca Sprigg​4509
​Document Destruction Services​TBD
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E

CommodityBuyerExt.
Earth Moving Equipment (Tractors, Loaders, Graders, Dozers, etc.)Sherri Himelsein4532
Electrical Equipment, SuppliesSandy Franke 4509
Elevator Agreements/ServicesTBD
  
Employee Recognitions (Plaques, Certificate, Badges, Emblems, Name Tags etc.)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Energy Agreements (To Include Solar)TBD
   
Equipment Leases - assigned based on equipment typeAll4304
​Event Registration Services​Rebecca Sprigg​4280
​Event Equipment Rentals​Rebecca Sprigg​4280
Express Delivery/Mail ServicesSherri Himelstein4532

F

CommodityBuyerExt.
Fastening, Packaging, Strapping, Typing Equipment and SuppliesSherri Himelstein4532
FencingSherri Himelstein4532
Financial ServicesTBD   
Fingerprint Supplies/ServicesTBD     
Fire/Alarm Services, Sprinkler Inspection and TestingTBD   
First Aid and Safety Equipment and SuppliesSherri Himelsatin4532
Flag, Flag Poles, Banners and Accessories (non-printed, Local, state, International)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Flag, Flag Poles, Banners and Accessories (printed)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Flashlights and BatteriesRebecca Sprigg4280
Food Service Agreements (Campus Food Vendors)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Fuel AgreementsTBD  
Furniture/Furnishings Agreements, Services (Hayworth)Sherri Himelstein4532
Furniture/Furnishings Agreements, Services (Non-Hayworth)Rebecca Sprigg4280

G

CommodityBuyerExt.
Garden ToolsSherri Himelstein4532
Gases, Industrial, Scientific, Medical, Including PropaneSherri Himelstein4532
​Graphic Design​Sherri Himelstein​4532

H

CommodityBuyerExt.
Hardware (Tools)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Hazardous Waste Removal ContractsSherri Himelstein4532
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation AgreementsSandy Franke4509

I

CommodityBuyerExt.
Industrial Equipment, Supplies (i.e., Paint, Plumbing)Rebecca Sprigg4280
InsecticidesSherri Himelstein4532
Inspection ServicesSandy Franke4509
Instructional Agreements (Consulting Agreements)All4304
Instructional SuppliesSandy Franke4509
InsuranceTBD  
Irrigation System, Soil Conditioners, MaintenanceSherri Himelstein4532

J

CommodityBuyerExt.
Janitorial Supplies, Services (Cleaning Agents, Brooms, Detergents, Mops, Paper Goods, Floor Care)Sandy Franke4509

L

CommodityBuyerExt.
Laboratory Supplies, EquipmentSandy Franke4509
Landscape, Nursery, Plant Maintenance, Stock, Equipment AccessoriesSherri Himelstein4532
Leases/Real Property Rentals/Modular BuildingsAll4304
Library Materials, Supplies and EquipmentRebecca Sprigg4280
​Locks & KeysRebecca Sprigg​4280

M

CommodityBuyerExt.
Mailroom Equipment, Supplies, ServicesSherri Himelstein4532
Maintenance, Soil Conditioners, Irrigation SystemsSherri Himelstein4532
Master Contract DatabaseGlaurys Ariass8170
Material Handling Equipment (Including Power lift, Trucks, Pallet Jacks)Sherri Himelstein4532
Medical Supplies/Equipment, ServicesSherri Himelstein4532
Medical:Hazardous Waste AgreementsSherri Himelstein4532
MembershipsRebecca Sprigg4280
Memorandum of Understanding/Master Enabling AgreementsAll4304
Microfilm SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280
MicroscopesSandy Franke4509
Minor Repair, Public Works, Construction ContractsAll4304
Modular Building/Real Property Rentals/LeasingAll4304
​Moving Services​TBD     
Music Instruments, Supplies, ServicesSherri Himelstein4532

O

CommodityBuyerExt.
Office Supplies and Equipment (Including Shredders, Fax Machines)Sandy Franke4509

P

CommodityBuyerExt.
​Packaging Equipment, Supplies and Services​Sherri Himelstein​4532
​Painting Equipment, Supplies, and Service​Rebecca Sprigg​4280
​Parking Equipment, Supplies​TBD   
​Permit Payments​Rebecca Sprigg​4280
Pesticides, Pest Control Agreements/ServicesSherri Himelstein4532
Pharmaceutical Supplies, ServicesSandy Franke4509
Photographic Equipment, Supplies, ServicesSherri Himelstein4532
Police Equipment and SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280
Police Radio Equipment, RepairSherri Himelstein4532
Printing Equipment, Supplies and ServicesSherri Himelstein4532
​Printing Services (Outsource Printing)Rebecca Sprigg​4280
Professional Services AgreementsAll4304
​Promotional Items​Rebecca Sprigg​4280

R

CommodityBuyerExt.
Real Property Rentals/Leases/Modular BuildingsSandy Franke4509
Recycled Toner ProgramTBD  
Recycling/SurplusTBD
   
Refuse/Recycling, Trash DisposalTBD
   
Roof ReplacementSherri Himelstein4532

S

CommodityBuyerExt.
​Safety Equipment, Supplies and ServicesTBD   
Scientific Laboratory Equipment, Supplies, Test Equipment, Clinical Lab, Reagents and Test, Cadavers, TransportationSandy Franke4509
​Shipping and Mailing services​Sherri Himelstein​4532
Signs, Aluminum SignsRebecca Sprigg4280
SMC Bookstore PurchasesRebecca Sprigg4280
Soil Conditioners, Irrigation System, MaintenanceSherri Himelstein4532
Software License AgreementsSherri Himelstein4532
Software License (Enterprise)Sherri Himelstein4532
Special Events (Party) Rentals, Equipment, Supplies, Balloons, Flowers, etc.Rebecca Sprigg4280
SteelRebecca Sprigg4280

T

CommodityBuyerExt.
Telecommunication Equipment, Supplies (VOIP, Mobile)Sherri Himelstein 4532
Testing Supplies, MaterialsRebecca Sprigg4280
Theatrical, Artist Equipment, SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280
TransportationSandy Franke4509
​Toner Cartidges​Sherri Himelstein​4532
TravelRebecca Sprigg4280

U

CommodityBuyerExt.
Uniform (Facilities Agreements)Rebecca Sprigg4280

V

CommodityBuyerExt.
Vehicles, Carts, Trucks, Supplies, Services, RepairsTBD
   
Vending MachinesRebecca Sprigg4280
Veterinary Equipment and SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280
Video Equipment, Supplies, ServicesSandy Franke4509
Visual Education, Equipment and SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280

W

CommodityBuyerExt.
​Waste Disposal​TBD

Water Services (Drinking Water) CoolersRebecca Sprigg4280
​Web Design​Sherri Himelstein​4532
Welding Equipment and SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280
Window Installation, Replacement Washing, Window Treatments, BlindsRebecca Sprigg4280

X

CommodityBuyerExt.
X-Ray Equipment, Supplies, ServicesSandy Franke4509