Procuring COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

gloves, masks and hand sanitize .

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).

Temporary Pause of COVID-19-related PPE Purchasing by Individual Units

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注for the following reasons, the university has temporarily paused all covid-19-related ppe purchasing by individual units:

  1. To ensure that the local supply of PPE remains available to others with greater need, such as healthcare professionals, hospitals, COVID-19 testing centers, and first responders
  2. To ensure that we do not engage in “panic buying”, “over-buying” or “hoarding” of PPE

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注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).

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注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:

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注1. ensure you have funding and approval from your senior leadership

2. Send an email to Joe Raab, Director, EH&S ( that includes:

  • Reason for your request
  • Types of PPE you wish to purchase
  • Quantity (based on expected use rate)

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注if your request is approved:

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注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.

Contact for Questions

Dominic LoTempio.

Dominic LoTempio

Director of Procurement Systems and Compliance

Purchasing, Procurement Services

phone: 716-645-4503


head shot of Joseph Raab Director of Environment, Health & Safety.

Joseph Raab, MS, CIH


Environment, Health & Safety

phone: 716-829-5818