About

Purchasing Services is the single point of contact for centralized procurement activities.  Our role is to help departments make informed, best value purchasing decisions and help them secure the products and services they need in the most streamlined way. 

The primary responsibilities of Purchasing Services include:

  • Conducting formal bid processes and/or handling negotiations
  • Maintaining, interpreting, and enforcing purchasing policy
  • Approving purchases when central approval is required by policy
  • Handling the dispatching of all Purchase Orders to Suppliers
  • Maintaining the University’s supplier data including the Supplier Registration process
  • Collecting and reviewing certificates of insurance from Suppliers
  • Coordinate contracting issues with the Office of General Counsel