"To contribute towards the University's goals in achieving its primary educational objectives."
The Office of Procurement is charged with establishing, maintaining, and strengthening alliances between the University Community and it's vendors by acting as the University's primary consumer advocate and vendor researcher: To attain the best required & requested goods and services at the best possible, most competitive cost without sacrificing and compromising quality, honesty, integrity, and fairness.
The Procurement staff will:
Create and maintain a professional and well informed work environment. Our sole purpose is to provide the University Community with information on procuring required and requested goods and services.
Unify the University by educating the community on the benefits of combined purchasing and leveraging the power of information to purchase intelligently, thus maximizing financial resources.
Procure goods and services in a professional, cooperative manner and utilize the competitive bid system where the University's purchasing power is realized.
Maintain formal procurement processes and procedures that adhere to good business practices and that are in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Be committed to staff development: To achieve excellence and stay in the forefront of procurement practices in order to provide quality service in a professional and well informed manner.
Develop information to disseminate to the University Community that will assist end users in making fact-based decisions that ensure the user department's needs are accommodated and their expectations exceeded with quality goods and services provided in a prompt and cost-efficient manner.