187.3 Faculty Purchasing

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 02/05/1999
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 80 - Procedures
Originator: Acad. Adm. & Faculty Status Committee
Current File: 187.3
Adoption Date: 02/01/2017
Reviewed for Currency: 02/01/2017
Replaces File: 187.3
Date of Origin: 07/02/1974
Classification: Faculty
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187.3 Faculty Purchasing


A. Background

The purchasing policy is designed to allow the university to obtain needed items at minimum costs while assuring that proper quality is maintained.


B. Policy

A faculty member may request the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment, and services necessary to the performance of his or her duties. Purchasing for the university is the responsibility of the Director of Purchasing. Normally, purchases are processed by the Purchasing Department except in cases where other departments have been designated. (See File 370.1, "University Purchasing.") Sound purchasing practices should be exercised. (See File 370.3, "Ethical and Proper Spending Practices.") There are two primary means of purchasing goods and materials for the university: purchasing cards assigned to authorized individuals and purchase orders supervised by the Purchasing Department. and (See File 370.4, "TAP Card Program") and (See File 370.2, "Purchasing Policies and Procedures").