Furniture Procurement
Fax:(413) 542-5789
Phone:(413) 542-8578
PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000

The Design and Construction group provides services for the selection and procurement of furniture, equipment and interior finishes in support of the College departments and capital projects. Judith Strayer (jstrayer) is the contact person within Design and Construction for these services.


Funding for new furniture is generally reimbursable and funded by the requesting department. The services of the furniture procurement staff are not charged; there is no mark-up. The Facilities Department does not receive an annual budget allocation for furnishings replacement. The furniture procurement staff negotiate significant discounts with a multitude of vendors. In addition to cost and functionality, the furniture procurement staff ensure appropriate durability and guarantee that ergonomic, fire code, handicap access code and other requirements are incorporated into the design and selection process, and that aesthetics are considered for both immediate use and future flexibility.