Purchasing Office Contacts

The Purchasing Office provides product and supplier information, pricing, competitive bidding and contract negotiation services for the procurement of goods and services required by the University from external suppliers.  


Name Email Phone
John Homich, Senior Director john.homich@tufts.edu 617-627-6333
Bill Thistle, Director, Operations william.thistle@tufts.edu 617-627-5660


Name Email Phone
Luke Duffney luke.duffney@tufts.edu 617-627-4555
Ed Fanikos edward.fanikos@tufts.edu 617-627-2008
Robert Little robert.little@tufts.edu 617-627-3263
Edward Lothrop edward.lothrop@tufts.edu 617-627-5230
Michelle Rooney michelle.rooney@tufts.edu 617-627-3140
Gary Smyrlian gary.smyrlian@tufts.edu 617-627-3596
Kelly Sullivan kelly.sullivan@tufts.edu 617-627-5136
Peter Van Tilborg peter.vantilborg@tufts.edu 617-627-5439
Paul Wagner paul.wagner@tufts.edu 617-627-3716

Are you unsure who to contact for your specific requirements? 

  • Please refer to the List of Tufts Preferred Suppliers (by category), along with contact information for the assigned Purchasing representative(s) that can best advise you.  
  • Should this list not be inclusive of the goods or services required, please send an email to purchasing@tufts.edu and your need will be triaged in a timely fashion.




Main Purchasing Office
Tufts Administration Building
169 Holland Street, 3rd Floor
Somerville, MA 02144

Operations Purchasing Office (LINK)
Facilities Services Building
520 Boston Avenue, 1st Floor
Medford, MA 02144