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Santa Monica College|Business Services|Purchasing|Buyer Assignments

Buyer Assignments

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



























Commodity Buyer Ext.

​Acoustical Tile, Insulating Materials and Supplies

TBA 4280
Affiliation Agreements Nyla Cotton 4495
​Agricultural Equipment/Landscape (Nursery stock, Equipment and Accessories, Soils, Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners, Irrigation System Maintenance) TBA 4280
​Air Conditioning and Heating Repairs, Filters, Compressors, Accessories Sandy  Franke 4509
Appliances & Equipment Household Type Sandy Franke 4509
Architect/Engineer Contract Review, Services Nyla Cotton 4495
Art Supplies and Equipment Sandy Franke 4509
Asphalt, Hot and Cold Mix Nyla Cotton 4495
Athletic Equipment, Supplies and Related Apparel Sandy Franke 4509
Audio Visual Equipment, supplies, and related apparel Sandy Franke 4509
Audit Services Nyla Cotton 4495
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​Blueprint Services Nyla Cotton 4495
​Book Binding TBA 4280
Books/Periodicals (DVD’s), Subscriptions TBA 4280
​Building Materials, Bricks Cement, Hand Tools, Ladders, Lumber, etc. TBA 4280
​Buildings, Structured (Fabricated and Pre-Fabricated) Nyla Cotton 4495
​Bus Rental Nyla Cotton 4495
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​Carpet/Flooring (Materials and Installation) Nyla Cotton 4495
Catering/Food Services TBA 4280
​Clothing, Apparel​ Nyla Cotton 4495
Computer Equipment, Printers and Services (Cables and Accessories) Deb 4494
Conferences TBA 4280
Consulting Agreements Nyla Cotton 4495
Copier Paper (Recycled Program) TBA 4280
​Copier Purchases, Leases, Maintenance Agreements TBA 4280
Cosmetology Supplies/Services TBA 4280
Credit Card Processing Nyla Cotton 4495
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​Decals and Stamps Sandy Franke 4509
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​Earth Moving Equipment (Tractors, Loaders, Graders, Dozers, etc.) TBA 4280
​Electrical Equipment, Supplies Sandy Franke 4509
​Elevator Agreements/Services Nyla Cotton 4495
​Employee Recognitions (Plaques, Certificate, Badges, Emblems, Name Tags etc.) Sandy Franke 4509
​Energy Agreements (To Include Solar) Nyla Cotton 4495
Equipment Leases Nyla Cotton 4495
​Express Delivery/Mail Services​ TBA 4280
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​Fastening, Packaging, Strapping, Typing Equipment and Supplies Sandy Franke 4509
​Fencing Nyla Cotton 4495
​Financial Services Nyla Cotton 4495
​Fingerprint Supplies/Services TBA 4280
​Fire/Alarm Services, Sprinkler Inspection and Testing Nyla Cotton 4495
First Aid and Safety Equipment and Supplies Sandy Franke 4509
Flag, Flag Poles, Banners and Accessories TBA 4280
Flashlights and Batteries Sandy Franke 4509
​Food Service Agreements (Campus Food Vendors) TBA 4280
​Fuel Agreements Nyla Cotton 4495
​Furniture/Furnishings Agreements, Services TBA 4280
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Garden Tools TBA 4280
​Gases, Industrial, Scientific, Medical, Including Propane TBA 4280
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​Hardware (Tools) TBA 4280
​Hazardous Waste Removal Contracts Nyla Cotton 4495
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation Agreements Nyla Cotton 4495
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​Industrial Equipment, Supplies (i.e., Paint, Plumbing) TBA 4280
Insecticides TBA 4280
Inspection Services Nyla Cotton 4495
Instructional Agreements (Consulting Agreements) Nyla Cotton 4495
Instructional Supplies Sandy Franke 4509
Insurance Nyla Cotton 4495
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​Janitorial Supplies, Services (Cleaning Agents, Brooms, Detergents, Mops, Paper Goods, Floor Care) Sandy Franke 4509
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​Laboratory Supplies, Equipment Sandy Franke 4509
​Library Materials, Supplies and Equipment Sandy Franke 4509
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​Mailroom Equipment, Supplies, Services TBA 4280
​Master Contract Database Nyla Cotton 4495
​Material Handling Equipment (Including Power lift, Trucks, Pallet Jacks) TBA 4280
Medical Supplies/Equipment, Services Sandy Franke 4509
​Medical/Hazardous Waste Agreements Nyla Cotton 4495
Memberships TBA 4280
​Memorandum of Understanding/Master Enabling Agreements Nyla Cotton 4495
Microfilm Supplies Sandy Franke 4509
Microscopes Sandy Franke 4509
​Minor Repair, Public Works, Construction Contracts Nyla Cotton 4495
​Music Instruments, Supplies, Services Sandy Franke 4509
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​Office Supplies and Equipment (Including Shredders, Fax Machines) Sandy Franke 4509
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Pest Control Agreements/Services Nyla Cotton 4495
Pharmaceutical Supplies, Services Sandy Franke 4509
​Photographic Equipment, Supplies, Services Sandy Franke 4509
​Police Equipment and Supplies Nyla Cotton 4495
​Police Radio Equipment, Repair Nyla Cotton 4495
​Printing Equipment, Supplies and Services​ TBA 4280
​Professional Services Agreements Nyla Cotton 4495
​Property Rental and Leasing Nyla Cotton 4495
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​​Real Property Leases ​Nyla Cotton 4495
Recycling​ Nyla Cotton 4495
​Refuse/Recycling, Trash Disposal Nyla Cotton 4495
​Roof Replacement Nyla Cotton 4495
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​​Scientific Laboratory Equipment, Supplies, Test Equipment, Clinical Lab, Reagents and Test, Cadavers, Transportation Sandy Franke 4509
​Signs, Aluminum Signs Sandy Franke 4509
​​SMC Bookstore Purchases TBA 4280
Software License Agreements Nyla Cotton 4495
Special Events (Party) Rentals, Equipment, Supplies, Balloons, Flowers, etc. TBA 4280
Steel TBA 4280
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​​Telecommunication Equipment, Supplies (VOIP, Mobile) TBA 4280
​​Testing Supplies, Materials Sandy Franke 4509
​Theatrical, Artist Equipment, Supplies Sandy Franke 4509
Transportation Sandy Franke 4509
Travel TBA 4280
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​​Uniform (Facilities Agreements) Nyla Cotton 4495
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​Vehicles, Carts, Trucks, Supplies, Services, Repairs Nyla Cotton 4495
​​Vending Machines TBA 4280
​Veterinary Equipment and Supplies Sandy Franke 4509
​​Video Equipment, Supplies, Services Sandy Franke 4509
​Visual Education, Equipment and Supplies Sandy Franke 4509
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​​Water Services (Drinking Water) Coolers TBA 4280
​Welding Equipment and Supplies TBA 4280​
​​Window Installation, Replacement Washing, Window Treatments, Blinds​ Nyla Cotton 4495
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​​​X-Ray Equipment, Supplies, Services​ Sandy Franke 4509