University of Northern Iowa

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Overview of Purchasing and Payables
Guidelines & Procedures
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State of IA Vendor Contracts
Closing Schedule
Year End Requisition Clean-up
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Office of Business Operations
103 Gilchrist Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0008
Phone: 319.273.2162
Fax: 319.273.3009
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Purchasing

Mission:
We value our role at the university and our position in the community. Our mission is to support the goals and diversity of the university in education, research and public service - by procuring quality goods and services at competitive prices, and by providing responsive and responsible service to all university departments. 

We hope to achieve our mission through excellence in customer service, convenient access to responsible suppliers, timely processing of orders and payments, continuous upgrades to systems and processes, and compliance with policies of the Board of Regents and the Code of Iowa.

We respect the tradition of academic excellence by encouraging continuing education and professional development of our staff. 

We strive to create and provide a work environment of equality and opportunity by maintaining positive and trusting relationships with our suppliers.

The University is committed to socially and environmentally responsible purchasing consistent with the values in our strategic plan. We expect high quality in the products, services and business practices of all business partners. This commitment enjoys broad support on campus.

We subscribe to the Code of Ethics of  the National Association of Educational Buyers.


Announcements

Procurement Card Program Enhancements
The Office of Business Operations is pleased to announce enhancements to the University Procurement Card program:

Please click here for further details.

Short's Travel will no longer call or email for approval before authorizing travel bookings
The verification process in regards to booking travel will be changing. Short's Travel will no longer require approval before issuing a ticket, but rather notify approvers of tickets being purchased. Approvers have 24 hours to cancel any tickets.
Please click here for more details.

AP and Purchasing creates an Announcement Email List (12/8/10)

HyVee Purchasing Card Authorization form (2/14/06)

Pepsi Contract FAQ (10/23/06)