Updated June 10, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has centrally procured and will distribute supplies of face coverings and disinfecting products to the campus community. Management and distribution of this COVID-19-related PPE will be handled by Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S).
For the following reasons, the university has temporarily paused all COVID-19-related PPE purchasing by individual units:
This purchase pause does NOT affect units that need to procure PPE as part of their normal operation (i.e., not related to COVID-19).
Units that wish to procure additional COVID-19-related PPE, beyond what will be provided by EH&S, are asked to have their request approved by EH&S. To request approval:
1. Ensure you have funding and approval from your senior leadership
2. Send an email to Joe Raab, Director, EH&S (firstname.lastname@example.org) that includes:
If your request is approved:
3. EH&S will inform you and UB Purchasing
4. Purchasing will work with you to complete your purchase, based on your funding source
NOTE: Purchases of PPE for regular operations (i.e., not related to COVID-19 protection) are not affected by this purchase pause and do not require EH&S approval. In these instances, units may contact Purchasing as they normally would; Purchasing will apply its standard review and approval process.