PROCEDURE SOURCE: Purchasing & Material Management PROCEDURE NO: 122 PAGE NO.: 1 OF 1 SUPERCEDES: 0 TITLE: Purchasing Services SUBMITTED BY: Thomas K. Dove REVISED DATE: October 07, 2011 APPROVED BY: Claire P. Wurmfeld I. PURPOSE To define the services provided by the Office of Purchasing to the University community. II. SCOPE These guidelines define in general terms the services provided by the Office of Purchasing. III. GUIDELINES The Office of purchasing provides the following: A. Consulting – Information about products, vendors, prices, and delivery. B. Negotiating – Prepares requests for quotations, bids, request for proposals, and negotiates Contracts and pricing agreements. C. Evaluating – Evaluates new products, product performance, contracts, leases, and vendor performance. D. Reporting – Prepares reports for University administration and assists in budget preparation. E. Supporting – Places and expedites purchase orders, resolves disputes, and issues cure notices and terminations, resolves Purchasing problems.