Construction Procurement

Construction Procurement supports Lock Haven University's roles of education, research and public service by acquiring and managing goods and services which provide the University the greatest value, use of best business practices, and by ensuring the University’s compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. We are committed to providing exceptional service to all customers, clients and stakeholders, and to maintaining the public’s confidence in our stewardship of resources.

The Lock Haven University Purchasing Department is responsible for the contract administration of new construction projects and large maintenance repairs of campus facilities. The Director of Procurement works as a liaison between the Purchasing and Facilities Departments. This position is primarily responsible to ensure all work performed is done so in conjunction with all the rules and regulations established by Act 57.

The Director of Procurement is responsible for all aspects of the construction contracting process. This position works closely with the Facilities Department personnel and contracted design professionals in the drafting and issuance of the various methods of solicitation. The Advertisement, Bid, Award, Contract issuance and project closeout are only a few.

The method of obtaining our design professionals is determined by the estimated cost of the projects. We currently have the option to obtain design services either by issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) or to issue a work order for an Architect or Engineer currently under one of our Open-Ended Design Services agreements.

In addition to the major construction and renovation projects, the University maintains various Facilities Requirements Contracts for various types of work including but not limited to: Major Paving, Major Concrete, and Environmental Hazardous Abatement on Campus.