Frequently Asked Questions


Mission Statement

Obtain all goods and services necessary for the students, faculty and staff in the most cost effective and efficient manner. Maintain a commitment to excellence through professional ethics and best business practices. Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations. Encourage open competition among vendors through fair negotiation, competitive bidding and contract buying. We are bound by our profession to continuously strive to seek innovative and effective processes that do not impede, but rather facilitate the acquisition process.

Department Information

Purchasing provides San Juan College with Purchasing tools and resources that will enable the customers of San Juan College to conduct business in the most effective and efficient manner.

Staff Listing

Frank Cole              Senior Purchasing Director
Holly Vandever         Administrative Assistant
Tanya Axen             Purchasing Agent
Alvina Begay           CPPB, Purchasing Agent

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The Purchasing Department is located in the southeast corner of the East Classroom Complex next to Public Safety in Room 1100.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone (505) 566-3511
Fax  (505) 566-3075

We Can Assist You By:

 Listening to your needs; Finding the best value; Identifying new and customer sources for your department; Obtaining and reviewing quotes; Negotiating terms and conditions; Placing orders and resolving issues; Limiting liability and maximizing compliance; Maintaining quality and standards.