Purchasing and Business Services Manual (PUR)

Interim Posting

Note: At the request of the provost, a vice provost, or a vice president, this policy has been posted in the interim between scheduled posting dates by University Policy Manuals Group because it has significant and urgent importance for the university community. This policy will be included in the publication process by the next feasible posting for online policies and procedures.


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Effective: 4/15/1988

Revised: 11/12/2014

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PUR 001: Introduction

The Purchasing and Business Services Policies and Procedures Manual (PUR) provides information on requisitioning procedures, bidding requirements, procurement practices, and the receiving of goods and/or services for university use. The policies and procedures contained in this manual reflect the requirements of state and federal statutes, Board of Regents’ policies, and good business practices. The chief procurement officer is responsible for the interpretation and administration of purchasing policies and procedures.

These guidelines cover most but not all cases involving procurement for the university. In exceptional circumstances or for further information, users should contact Purchasing and Business Services at 480/965–6532 for assistance.

Corrections, changes, or suggestions should be communicated to the PUR manual coordinator.

In the event of an inconsistency or conflict, applicable law and Board of Regents’ policies supersede university policies and university policies supersede college, department or lower unit bylaws, policies, or guidelines.

The university reserves the right to add, amend, or revoke any of the contained rules, policies, regulations, and instructions or incorporate additional ones, with or without notice, as circumstances or the good of the university community may require.

The online manual replaces earlier printed versions, which are no longer provided nor distributed. A printout of this manual and each change to this manual, created from the original text source for the online version, is retained permanently as an official record at University Archives and is available for inspection. Printouts of all revisions to online manuals will be similarly available.


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