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 AgreementsTBA4509
Agricultural Equipment/Landscape (Nursery stock, Equipment and Accessories, Soils, Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners, Irrigation System Maintenance)Sherri Himelstein4494
Air Conditioning and Heating Repairs, Filters, Compressors, AccessoriesTBA4509
Appliances & Equipment Household TypeRebecca Sprigg4539
Architect/Engineer Contract Review, ServicesTBA4509
Art Supplies and EquipmentRebecca Sprigg4280
Asphalt, Hot and Cold MixTBA4509
Athletic Equipment, Supplies and Related ApparelTBA4509
Audio Visual Equipment, supplies, and related apparelSandy Franke4509
Audit ServicesTBA4509

B

CommodityBuyerExt.
Blueprint ServicesTBA4509
Bond Program EncumbrancesTBA4509
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)TBA4509
Bus RentalSandy Franke4509

C

CommodityBuyerExt.
Carpet/Flooring (Materials and Installation)Sandy Franke4509
Cart ProgramSherri Himelstein4494
Catering/Food ServicesRebecca Sprigg4280
Clothing, ApparelRebecca Sprigg4280
Computer Equipment, Printers and Services (Cables and Accessories)Sherri Himelstein4494
ConferencesRebecca Sprigg4280
Consulting AgreementsTBA4509
Copier Paper (Recycled Program)Sherri Himelstein4494
Copier Purchases, Leases, Maintenance AgreementsSherri Himelstein4494
Cosmetology Supplies/ServicesSherri Himelstein4494
Credit Card ProcessingTBA4509

D

CommodityBuyerExt.
Decals and StampsSandy Franke4509

E

CommodityBuyerExt.
Earth Moving Equipment (Tractors, Loaders, Graders, Dozers, etc.)Sherri Himelstein4494
Electrical Equipment, SuppliesSandy Franke4509
Elevator Agreements/ServicesTBA4509
Employee Recognitions (Plaques, Certificate, Badges, Emblems, Name Tags etc.)Sandy Franke4509
Energy Agreements (To Include Solar)TBA4509
Equipment LeasesTBA4509
Express Delivery/Mail ServicesSherri Himelstein4494

F

CommodityBuyerExt.
Fastening, Packaging, Strapping, Typing Equipment and SuppliesSandy Franke4509
FencingSherri Himelstein4494
Financial ServicesTBA4509
Fingerprint Supplies/ServicesTBA4509
Fire/Alarm Services, Sprinkler Inspection and TestingTBA4509
First Aid and Safety Equipment and SuppliesSandy Franke4509
Flag, Flag Poles, Banners and Accessories (non-printed, Local, state, International)Sherri Himelstein4494
Flag, Flag Poles, Banners and Accessories (printed)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Flashlights and BatteriesRebecca Sprigg4539
Food Service Agreements (Campus Food Vendors)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Fuel AgreementsTBA4509
Furniture/Furnishings Agreements, Services (Hayworth)Sherri Himelstein4494
Furniture/Furnishings Agreements, Services (Non-Hayworth)Rebecca Sprigg4280

G

CommodityBuyerExt.
Garden ToolsSherri Himelstein4494
Gases, Industrial, Scientific, Medical, Including PropaneSherri Himelstein4494

H

CommodityBuyerExt.
Hardware (Tools)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Hazardous Waste Removal ContractsTBA4509
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation AgreementsTBA4509

I

CommodityBuyerExt.
Industrial Equipment, Supplies (i.e., Paint, Plumbing)Rebecca Sprigg4280
InsecticidesSherri Himelstein4494
Inspection ServicesTBA4509
Instructional Agreements (Consulting Agreements)Rebecca Sprigg4280
Instructional SuppliesSandy Franke4509
InsuranceTBA4509
Irrigation System, Soil Conditioners, MaintenanceSherri Himelstein4494

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 Himelstein4494
Leases/Real Property Rentals/Modular BuildingsTBA4509
Library Materials, Supplies and EquipmentRebecca Sprigg4280

M

CommodityBuyerExt.
Mailroom Equipment, Supplies, ServicesSherri Himelstein4494
Maintenance, Soil Conditioners, Irrigation SystemsSherri Hi
Master Contract DatabaseTBA4509
Material Handling Equipment (Including Power lift, Trucks, Pallet Jacks)Sherri Himelstein4494
Medical Supplies/Equipment, ServicesSandy Franke4509
Medical:Hazardous Waste AgreementsTBA4509
MembershipsRebecca Sprigg4280
Memorandum of Understanding/Master Enabling AgreementsTBA4509
Microfilm SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280
MicroscopesSandy Franke4509
Minor Repair, Public Works, Construction ContractsTBA4509
Modular Building/Real Property Rentals/LeasingTBA4509
Music Instruments, Supplies, ServicesSherri Himelstein4494

O

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

P

CommodityBuyerExt.
Pesticides, Pest Control Agreements/ServicesSherri Himelstein4494
Pharmaceutical Supplies, ServicesSandy Franke4509
Photographic Equipment, Supplies, ServicesSherri Himelstein4494
Police Equipment and SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280
Police Radio Equipment, RepairRebecca Sprigg4280
Printing Equipment, Supplies and ServicesSherri Himelstein4494
Professional Services AgreementsTBA4509
Property Rental and LeasingTBA4509

R

CommodityBuyerExt.
Real Property Rentals/Leases/Modular BuildingsTBA4509
Recycled Toner ProgramSherri Himelstein4494
RecyclingSherri Himelstein4494
Refuse/Recycling, Trash DisposalTBA4509
Roof ReplacementSherri Himelstein4494

S

CommodityBuyerExt.
Scientific Laboratory Equipment, Supplies, Test Equipment, Clinical Lab, Reagents and Test, Cadavers, TransportationSandy Franke4509
Signs, Aluminum SignsRebecca Sprigg4280
SMC Bookstore PurchasesRebecca Sprigg4280
Soil Conditioners, Irrigation System, MaintenanceSherri Himelstein4494
Software License AgreementsSherri Himelstein4494
Software License (Enterprise)TBA4509
Special Events (Party) Rentals, Equipment, Supplies, Balloons, Flowers, etc.Rebecca Sprigg4280
SteelRebecca Sprigg4280
Surplus SalesSandy Franke4509

T

CommodityBuyerExt.
Telecommunication Equipment, Supplies (VOIP, Mobile)TBA 4509
Testing Supplies, MaterialsRebecca Sprigg4280
Theatrical, Artist Equipment, SuppliesSherri Himelstein4494
TransportationSandy Franke4509
TravelRebecca Sprigg4280

U

CommodityBuyerExt.
Uniform (Facilities Agreements)TBA4509

V

CommodityBuyerExt.
Vehicles, Carts, Trucks, Supplies, Services, RepairsRebecca Sprigg4280
Vending MachinesSandy Franke4509
Veterinary Equipment and SuppliesSandy Franke4509
Video Equipment, Supplies, ServicesSandy Franke4509
Visual Education, Equipment and SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280

W

CommodityBuyerExt.
Water Services (Drinking Water) CoolersSandy Franke4509
Welding Equipment and SuppliesRebecca Sprigg4280
Window Installation, Replacement Washing, Window Treatments, BlindsTBA4509

X

CommodityBuyerExt.
X-Ray Equipment, Supplies, ServicesSandy Franke4509