The University spends approximately $700 million per year in goods and services. The University's purchasing mandate is to maximize the value of this spending through competitive bids, efficient purchasing procedures, and the use of state-of-the-art information systems including eProcurement.
The University utilizes the latest information system technology to efficiently manage purchase orders, invoices and payments. Methods of payment include University-issued checks, wire payments, University Credit Card (Purchase Card) and eCommerce. The University is tax-exempt.
Mission of University Procurement Departments
Purchasing staff on each campus continuously strive to seek innovative and effective processes that do not impede, but rather facilitate the acquisition process.
Purchasing departments are located at the University's President's Office and at each of the campuses. Purchasing Directors/Officers oversee purchasing on each campus. A University Purchasing Council establishes system-wide purchasing contracts and other multi-campus purchasing initiatives.
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Guidelines & Forms
Information for Vendors
Campus Procurement Sites