Understanding the purchasing process

Purchasing something on behalf of the corporation is slightly more complicated than buying something for yourself. There are policies and laws you must follow to ensure each purchase makes good business sense, and it will ultimately benefit the educational mission of the university.  To that end, before buying that piece of equipment, service or supply, please review our purchasing policy below. It will guide you through the rules and keep you compliant. In addition to our policy, you will also find all the forms associated with purchasing.


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