The mission of the Purchasing Office is to procure the highest possible quality of goods and services in a cost efficient manner, aiming to support the teaching and research functions of the institution and provide the commodities and services needed to enhance the quality of student life on campus.
Collaborate + Assess + Procure + Enhance = TU Quality
To accomplish our mission, certain guidelines and procedures have been established. These procedures must be adhered to in order to ensure budgetary control over University resources, compliance with applicable federal, state and local government regulations, maximum value for funds being expended and adequate testing and inspection of purchased materials.
Trade-in or exchange of university property must be approved by the appropriate Vice President prior to making the commitment.
Any actual perceived conflict of interest by either the person initiating the request for goods or services or by an individual approving the request must be disclosed to the Purchasing Office prior to a commitment to purchase goods or services. This includes, but is not limited to any circumstances which may provide financial gain to the University employee or a member of his or her family or household or to a business partner. View the Conflict of Interest Policy.