The Purchasing Department proactively develops and negotiates contracts for the goods and services the University predominately uses. Purchasing also administers the University credit card program and manages the single-use account (SUA), express mail, and University travel. It is our intention to be recognized as a leading environmentally preferable supply management organization.

Unprecedented Rate Increases

The Purchasing Office has noted unprecedented rate increases across multiple commodity codes including but not limited to equipment, software, office supplies, capital-related purchases, travel, hotel, airlines, car rentals, on-campus events, food purchases, and other items.  Please note the Purchasing Office continues to strive to negotiate the best rates for the University, however, given the unprecedented increase in inflation, our negotiations are not yielding rates the University once had.  We ask that you plan accordingly and contact the Office of Budget and Planning regarding any unfunded emergency purchases for evaluation and consideration.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Purchasing Office is to procure goods and services at the best value as required by the entire University community. It is the responsibility of the Purchasing Department to comply with all policies, procedures, and regulations. All business will be conducted in the highest level of customer service, ethical standards, and transparency.

Vision Statement
The vision of the Purchasing Department is to achieve the highest level and standard for University purchasing and to provide transparency to the entire process.

Office Hours
Academic Year: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
640 Skytop Road – Suite 120
Phone: 315.443.2281
Fax: 315.443.4932