Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Iowa Purchasing Department is to obtain quality goods and services at the lowest reasonable cost, while operating at the highest standards of ethical conduct. We accomplish this through cooperative team interaction and continuous quality improvement in support of the overall goals of Finance and Operations. Purchasing's authority is delegated from the Board of Regents through the President of the University in accordance with the statutes and administrative rules of the State of Iowa and the procedures of the Board of Regents.

Green Purchasing

Green Purchasing
Going "green" is the wave of the future. With our state budget cuts, it makes good financial sense. Green Purchasing doesn't always mean being environmental, it means being responsible and a great way to save University money...more

Purchasing can save you money...more

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Federal Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards

The University of Iowa has delayed the implementation of the new Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards until July 1, 2017 as provided by the waiver of the procurement rules stated in COFAR FAQ, Section 110-6, released November 26, 2014.  In the interim, University of Iowa existing policies and procedures and the OMB Circulars will continue to apply.

Purchasing Performance Metrics – FY2016

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