The Purchasing Office assists the University in the economical procurement of materials, equipment, service and supplies. We offer years of experience in providing guidance and insight through the acquisition process. In an effort to provide the highest level of expertise to the University community, P-Card Training and Electronic Requisition Training sessions are offered ongoing.
Purchasing’s Mission: The Purchasing Department’s mission is to provide direct support to the educational mission of the University by assisting departments in obtaining products and services of a high quality, at the lowest cost, and in the time needed. Purchasing administers relative contracts and leases; manages assets from acquisition through disposal and achieves the mission by processing orders, generating agreements and leases along with tracking equipment in an efficient manner and within the constraints of state purchasing requirements, UCA’s Purchasing policies, and the highest ethical standards. Meeting the needs of the University community is the focus of the department’s efforts.