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The Purchasing Department obtains in the most expeditious manner possible all supplies, equipment, and services at the lowest cost to the college, consistent with desired quality, quantity needed, and availability. Collectively, we will strive for efficiency and effectiveness in all activities, the achievement of which will ultimately be reflected in the success of the College's prime customers - the students.

Code of Ethics

The St. Petersburg College purchasing department subscribes to the Code of Ethics of both NAEB and NIGP (excerpts of which are printed below) and all applicable laws of the State of Florida.

  • To strive to obtain the maximum ultimate value of each dollar of expenditure in consideration of the objectives and policies of the institution.

  • To demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement or a sample of the product.

  • To decline personal gifts or gratuities or other things of value.

  • To grant all competitive bidders equal consideration and to regard each transaction on its own merits; to foster and promote fair, ethical and legal trade practices.

  • To accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.

  • To be governed by the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal relationships in order to merit the respect and inspire the confidence of the organization and the public being served. In addition, we believe that personal aggrandizement or personal profit obtained through misuse of public or personal relationships is dishonest and not tolerable.

Contact Us

Thomas Russell, Director of Purchasing, 341-3070

Karen Reynolds, Purchasing Manager, 341-3370

TBD, Administrative Specialist, 341-3310

Lori Keegan, Purchasing Specialist, 341-3266

Tony Sciarrabba, Purchasing Specialist, 341-3308



Procurement & Purchasing


The Auxiliary Services Department at St. Petersburg College administers out-sourced activities such as bookstores, food services, vending machines, public printers and other revenue generating business enterprises, College-wide.  The department directs these contracts and monitors operations including all financial based transactions (i.e., revenue collections) to ensure that quality service standards are being met.  The department is dedicated to supporting the learning environment beyond the classroom and providing students with an affordable and accessible education. Revenue from Auxiliary Services is reinvested in the College.