Furniture

Construction Management (CM) is responsible to the University for specifying and ordering all furniture for campus use. This responsibility has been delegated by the office of Purchasing and consequently the guidelines are in The Purchasing Policy and Procedures as written by the Office of Purchasing. CM staff are considered purchasing agents as it relates to these guidelines. Maintaining standards improves our customer service that we receive from the manufacturers and allows the University to provide equipment with quality and value as a standard. This also allows CM to improve our customer service.

Office Furniture Standards for Faculty and Staff

Requests

All requests to purchase furniture and equipment need prior approval from the CM department and the Purchasing Department. Please call or send your request to us and one of our Senior Workplace Design Consultants or Workplace Design Consultants will contact you to analyze your specific needs and requirements. Please allow 8-12 weeks lead time for furniture delivery.

The University attempts to standardize offices, furniture and equipment requirements to achieve optimum personal comfort and durability to meet long-term department requirements. At the direction of the President's Council, this standardization will also assist departments in properly budgeting their purchases. Standardization objectives enable the University to:

  • Purchase goods that are proven to meet the rigorous demands of an institutional office
  • Purchase goods from pre-approved vendors that have met the University's quality, service and cost requirements
  • Utilize the University's purchasing leverage
  • Facilitate the purchase and interchangeability of parts.

Purchase requests or direct purchases of furniture that have not been approved by both offices will not be reimbursed. To help departments plan ahead and budget the purchase of office furniture or contract services, a list of standard costs can be supplied, if required.

Contact

David Schmidt
Assistant Vice President Planning & Construction Management
(937) 229-3769