Purchasing and Inventories' mission is to facilitate the purchase of goods and services at the best value to the University.
Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, purchase and delivery of goods and services to University departments by means of purchase order and credit card program.
Where ethical competition is possible, all qualified bidders on record shall have equal opportunity to submit bids on a uniform and specified basis. No bidder shall receive special consideration or be allowed to revise a bid after having received information from other bids.
All University employees shall refrain from any relationships which give any bidder an advantage and shall accept no gratuities or in any other manner obligate themselves to any representative of concerns seeking University business.
All purchases of goods and services are to be requisitioned through the purchasing office prior to actually making the purchase.
Requisitions for orders costing $5,000 or more must be bid by the purchasing office.
Requisitions for items costing less than $5,000 can be made with the procurement card when cardholder has delegated authority.