Procurement Requirements

Procurement Requirements

The following University guidelines help provide for a fair and compliant purchasing program:

  1. Preferential use of the centralized purchasing system
  2. Purchasing approvals and the approval hierarchy
  3. University purchasing system for University business only
  4. Avoidance of unnecessary or duplicate items and excessive shipping costs
  5. Solicitations of bids and quotations
  6. Standing purchase orders and blanket purchase orders
  7. Minority and small business sources of supplies and services
  8. Instrument/equipment procurement
  9. Vendor/contractor reliability
  10. Evaluation of price or cost analysis
  11. Procurements Made with Federal Funds
  12. Documentation for Purchases over $10,000
  13. Contracts
  14. Contracts/subcontracts using Federal funds
  15. Proposed sole-source contracts less than $10,000 chargeable to Federal grants
  16. Prepayments and deposits