Purchasing, a division of Procurement Services within Auxiliary and Business Services, is the designated authority for the effective and efficient procurement of goods, materials, and services for The Pennsylvania State University.
- provide quality service to University requisitioners
- ensure compliance to applicable policies, laws, and regulations
- cost containment for maximum use of University dollars
Policy BS06, the operational objectives of Purchasing.
Authority and Procurement
Policy BS07, the authority for and method of procurement of equipment, materials, goods and services, including consulting.
Policy BS08, the approved practices in securing information, and in relations with suppliers.
Suppliers Outside the University
Policy BS09, general policies for initiating purchases or contracted services from suppliers outside the University.
After Initiating Purchases from Suppliers Outside the University
Policy BS11, responsibilities to make sure delivery is made and the requirements set forth in the Purchase Order are met.
Payment of Freight and Express Invoices
Policy BS12, the payment of charges for both incoming and outgoing shipments.
Payment of Supplier's Invoices
Policy BS13, the payment of invoices received for materials or contracted services purchased from suppliers outside the University on a Purchase Order.
Penn State Purchasing Card
Policy BS14, the regulations and responsibilities to purchase materials.
Disposal and Purchase of Obsolete, Surplus or Scrap University-Owned Equipment, Supplies, and/or Materials
Policy BS15, regulations observed by departments of the University for disposal, reuse, transfer or purchase of obsolete, surplus, or scrap University-owned equipment, furnishings, supplies and/or materials.
Policy BS17, the use and procurement of consultants.
Light-Duty Motor Vehicles (8,500 GVW or Less)
Policy BS18, ownership or lease of any licensed, light-duty motor vehicles for the principle purpose of transporting University personnel or equipment on University business.
Penn State Licensing Guidelines
Approval for marks, names, and logos.
Supplier Purchasing Terms and Conditions
Supplier instructions, conditions, compliances, solicitation in support of a government contract, and FAR/DFARS clauses.
Conflict of Interest Policy
Guidelines for relationships between a business an a University employee.
Code of Ethics
Adhere to the National Association of Educational Procurement Code of Ethics.