Programs for Procurement

The University has established a number of long-term, competitively awarded preferred suppliers for the supply of goods and services to the University.

These agreements are competitively negotiated to streamline the purchasing process for commonly purchased items and to achieve the best value for the University by consolidating expenditures with fewer suppliers.

The University actively manages these relationships through regular meetings with suppliers, measurement of key performance indicators and the prompt follow up of issues.  University faculty and staff are encouraged to report any concerns related to pricing or service to the Procurement team for investigation and action. 

Buying Globally