Procurement at Ithaca College

Purchases made for Ithaca College should be cost-effective and contribute to the mission of the College. All Purchase Order transactions should be processed through Ithaca College's authorized e-procurement system, IC Finance Cloud, unless otherwise directed; please contact Karen Cleveland for process clarification if necessary. In IC Finance Cloud, authorized users create requisitions which are then sent through an approval hierarchy. Once the requisition has completed the approval hierarchy, it will be turned into a Purchase Order, which is then sent electronically to the supplier.

Below is the list of Procurement contacts:

Bernie Murtha ( - Director of Procurement and Compliance

  • Leads sourcing activities for Campus
  • Requests for proposals (RFP), requests for quote (RFQ) and/or receiving bids/proposals support
  • Supplier sourcing support for problem resolution
  • Supplier meetings
  • Ithaca College's contracts point of contact

Karen Cleveland ( - Procurement Specialist

  • Contact for IC Finance Cloud requisitions and purchase orders
  • Lead for Staples Business Advantage and Amazon related purchases
  • Custom and non-Technology Renewal orders and support

Bernie Murtha

Director of Procurement and Compliance

(607) 274-7764

Karen Cleveland

Procurement Specialist

(607) 274-7341

All purchases over $2000 must be accompanied and justified by 2-3 supplier quotes (or justified as a bona-fide sole source supplier) which shall be completed within the IC Finance Cloud requisition.

All purchases over $10,000 must be formally bid (or justified as a bona-fide sole source supplier).  Contact Procurement for any sourcing-related questions.