The Purchasing Department is in charge of negotiating vendor agreements, processing purchase orders and overseeing the bidding process at the University. The department processes all requisitions and transmits all purchase orders to the University's vendors as part of the ordering process. Purchasing is also in charge of approving new vendors and creating them within the accounting system. The department maintains files of all purchase orders issued, collects IRS Form W-9s and certificates of liability insurance from vendors. Purchasing also oversees a fleet of de-centralized copy machines throughout both campuses.
Central Receiving is a part of the Purchasing Department. Central Receiving is responsible for accepting and processesing all incoming packages for University and notifying departments that their package is ready for pickup. The department also stores and delivers copy paper and copy machine supplies to the de-centralized machines as needed.