Procurement Policies and Procedures

Competitive Purchasing

It is University practice to purchase the University's requirements from reliable sources at the appropriate distribution level which offers the materials or services at the lowest cost for the quality and services necessary, taking into consideration the most economical quantities consistent with the operation. Decisions in awarding purchase orders are based on the vendor's compliance with the University specifications, price, delivery, services, terms and conditions, and location. Procurement Services will review requests receiving only a small number of bids and will verify that prices are fair and reasonable before making an award. Vendors' interests are to be protected against unwise disclosures which would be detrimental to the vendor and the University.