Purchasing and Procurement


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. The service is dedicated to providing the effective means to procure required goods and services for the University in a timely and efficient manner that create maximum value. 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. Review the Penn State policies on Purchasing and Procurement here.

Purchasing 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 commodities.

Getting Started: 

You can find out more about Purchasing and Procurement at Penn State by visiting the service's website directly, or by reviewing the types of purchasing proccesses available at Penn State.



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