Purchasing and Business Services Manual (PUR)

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Effective: 1/1/1985

Revised:        

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PUR 201–01: Procurement Regulations

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Purpose

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To establish an overall university procurement policy and to define the regulations that govern procurement

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Source

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University policy

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Applicability

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All procurements made by the university regardless of the source of funds

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Background

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In general, expenditures are made from state appropriated, sponsored project, local, and agency funds. Some funds are more restrictive than others. Account representatives should be aware of these restrictions.

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Policy

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University procurements, regardless of funding source, will be made in accordance with applicable state statutes, federal regulations, Board of Regents’ policies, and university policies. Purchasing and Business Services will ensure policy compliance. The director of Purchasing and Business Services has the central responsibility for establishing procedures and guidelines that will assist users in complying with procurement policies.

The Arizona Board of Regents is exempt from the provisions of the Arizona Procurement Code. State law, however, requires the Board of Regents to adopt rules prescribing procurement policies and procedures that are substantially equivalent to those established for the state of Arizona.

The sources listed below govern university procurement procedures.

  1. the Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual - 3-800, “Procurement Procedures”; 7-100, “Building Construction and Repair”; 7-300, “Acquisition, Sale, or Lease of Real Property”
  2. Purchasing and Business Services (i.e., the Purchasing and Business Services Policies and Procedures Manual)
  3. university policy
  4. United States. Office of Management and Budget. OMB circular A-110 (revised), Procurement Standards, Attachment O

    and

  5. Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 15 United States Code Annotated §§ 661-697b (West Supplement 1987).

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