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Purchasing Definition
Purchasing is the process of procuring the proper requirement, at the time needed, for the lowest possible costs from a reliable source.

Statement of Purpose and Mission
Procurement  Services is charged with the responsibility of conducting the purchasing function in a manner which results in obtaining the most efficient and effective use of University funds.  The conduct of University procurement policy shall be accomplished in accordance with ethical practices of the purchasing profession.  The Purchasing Services Office is organized to serve and facilitate the objectives of the University, to make commitments in a consistent and orderly fashion, to maintain accurate and detailed records regarding purchasing, and to foster a high standard of public relations within the University as well as University suppliers and the general public.

Vision

  • Achieve excellence in customer service by working closely with our end users, customers, and vendors to simplify and improve the process.

  • Adapt to the constantly changing environment of technology in order to better communicate information to the campus and community.

  • Maintain a customer service relationship which consistently exceeds expectations.

  • Support the statewide Green Purchasing Policy Initiative per the SC Senate Bill 1497 by purchasing products that minimize the harmful effects of their use and final disposition upon the environment by promoting and adhering to the University's Sustainable Procurement Policy.

 

 

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