Accounts Payable and Purchasing

Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable is responsible for processing payments to vendors, faculty, staff, and students in a timely manner in accordance with New York State law and CUNY Guidelines. Accounts Payable is also responsible for processing travel and non-travel reimbursements, honoraria, and student stipends. Accounts Payable is managed by CUNY Central’s Accounts Payable Department through their shared services with the SPS Fiscal and Business Operations Office acting as liaison.


The City University of New York adheres to State and City of New York rules and regulations. In all instances, travelers are expected to travel by the most cost-effective method while balancing cost, time and safety. Full-time State employees are issued a New York State Travel Card (T-Card). All official travel events must be booked via Child Travel/CUNY CONCUR using your T-Card. Conference registrations, transportation, and lodging reservations will be secured by the traveler using their T-Card unless otherwise noted.

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For any additional inquiries or questions please contact Accounts Payable.

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The primary mission of the CUNY Central Purchasing Office is to ethically and efficiently procure and receive quality goods and services at the best prices and value in compliance with the policies, procedures, and guidelines of The City University of New York and the State of New York. They are committed to providing outstanding customer service as well as opportunities to qualified and responsible vendors.

Purchasing for our School is handled through our Fiscal and Business Operations Office acting as liaisons to the Central Office Purchasing Office. The various aspects of procurement and purchasing are subject to the requirements mandated by CUNY and New York State Comptrollers.

Important: Only The Central Purchasing Office can obligate the College on matters of procurement through the issuance of duly authorized Purchase Orders and contracts.

Procurement Policies and Procedures

Catering and onsite meals

Training Materials and Procurement Resources

CUNYBuy (eSupplier)

P-Card (J.P. Morgan)

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Business Office and we will do our best to assist.

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