Finance Updates

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Procurement Officer commodity alignment update

Procurement & Payment Services is announcing the following alignment of procurement officers to allow us to move forward more nimbly with assigning individual procurement requests and unit-specific contracts to those team members with close connections to the respective Schools, Colleges, and Divisions.

  • Sammy Bales, Procurement Manager, will be responsible for Athletics, the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, and Student Health Services.
  • Sam Kontz, Procurement Officer, will be responsible for library subscriptions, general consulting and search services, Dining Services, and the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Sam Larson, Procurement Officer, will be responsible for campus-wide information technology – Software/Services/Hardware/Audiovisual.
  • Joe LaDoux, Procurement Officer, will be responsible for the School of Aerospace Sciences, the College of Engineering & Mines, and the EERC.

If you don’t see your specific department or school/college listed, do not fear – procurement officers will continue to have other assignments related to contracting for specific types of commodities and services as they are received by Procurement & Payment Services. We believe that this updated alignment will help us to better serve our customers and to improve the efficiency of our procurement processes. As always, you can reach us through email to, the ‘Chat With Us’ link in UND Marketplace, or via phone to 701-777-4131.


Tom Scrivener

Chief Procurement Officer

Procurement & Payment Services