The purchase of water products for consumption by faculty, staff, and students is not an appropriate use of State funds. The only departments that are permitted to use State funds for water products are those that have a justifiable requirement for such in support of a student recruitment and/or retention need.
Any department that wishes to purchase water products with State funds must forward a justification to the Procurement Services Office, Erwin Hall 218, describing how water products are needed to support their departmental mission of recruitment and/or retention. The justification will be reviewed by the Director of Procurement Services and/or the College Controller for appropriateness, and departments will receive written notification of the status of their request within five (5) business days.
Please be advise that no departments may use or purchase bottle water per New York State Governor's Executive Order No 18: Restricting the Use of Bottled Water at State Facilities and Promoting Executive Agency Sustainability.