University Policies & Procedures

Purchasing Services, a division of Procurement Services within the Office of Auxiliary and Business Services, is the designated authority for the effective and efficient procurement of goods, materials, and services for Penn State University. Purchasing Services' primary objectives are to provide quality service to University requisitioners; ensure compliance to applicable policies, laws and regulations; and cost containment for maximum use of University dollars.

Purchasing Services at University Park is responsible for the procurement of and payment for all materials and services obtained for use by the University Park Campus and all Commonwealth Campuses. In order to ensure the best possible service, individual Purchasing Services personnel are assigned specific areas of responsibility. A listing of purchasing agents and their commodity responsibilities may be obtained from the receptionist in Purchasing Services or by calling 814-865-7561.

For more information, see Policy BS07.