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Procurement Programs

Procurement Programs  (As of 08/17/2017)

Overview

The Procurement Services uses the Procurement Program strategy for managing key spend areas at Northeastern.  This program strategy improves the management of each spend area of focus by leveraging the skills of multiple procurement team members.  Responsibilities vary for each team role but encompass program oversight, management, coordination, or reporting.  

Program Assistance

Listed below are the FY2018 team assignments for each program.  Team member assignments are subject to change as we build capabilities across each spend area of focus.  As we continue to operationalize our program strategy to efficiently support the NU community of end users and suppliers, we ask that you submit all inquiries by way of email to the program lead.  The program lead will in turn answer or coordinate the appropriate response to your question and respond by phone or email.   

Thank you in advance for your support.  Please be assured that our team will be committed to continuous improvement of our procurement programs as they evolve over time. 

(Revised: 08/17/17)

PROCUREMENT PROGRAM

PROGRAM CHARTER

Business Travel Services

http://www.northeastern.edu/travel/

Team Assignments

Laura Doremus - Program Lead

Fernando Prieto- Program Director

Manage Northeastern's corporate travel program for staff and faculty including assistance and oversight to: 

  • Travel Agencies
  • Hotel Rates
  • Travel Policy Monitoring

Mobile Telecomm & Device Recycling

Team Assignments

Denise Young- Program Lead

Mike McNamara- Program Director

Provide mobile device life cycle management including assistance and oversight to:

  • Carrier Agreements
  • Account Review & Spend Monitoring
  • Device Recycling Compliance

Scientific Equipment Management

Team Assignments

Jim Stack- Program Lead

Mike McNamara- Program Director

Provide scientific equipment life cycle management including assistance and oversight to:

  • Equipment Acquisition
  • Maintenance & Service Contracts

Supplier Diversity Program

Team Assignments

Blanca Teixeira - Program Lead

Fernando Prieto- Program Director

Support Northeastern's community investments with diversity supplier resources and initiatives:

  • Capacity Building
  • Networking Events
  • Diversity Spend Reporting

Supplier Sustainability Program

Team Assignments

Scott Dooley- Program Lead

Fernando Prieto- Program Director

Contribute towards Northeastern's commitment to sustainability and green purchasing by:

  • Promoting the use of climate friendly suppliers
  • Monitoring supply programs for non-eco-friendly practices
  • Contributing to NU Sustainability Reporting
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