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Purchasing

News & Announcements

  • Moving Contract
    1 month 2 weeks ago

    UNI has contracted with Beltmann Relocation Group for moving and relocation services.  Please contact Beltmann for all upcoming moves.  See the Contracts link for more information. 

  • Short's Travel
    1 month 2 weeks ago

    Beginning January 1, 2016 Short's Travel will begin charging a $21 fee to the traveler for calls made after core business hours (8:00AM CST - 8:00PM CST).

General Information

Mission

We value our role at the university and our position in the community. Our mission is to support the goals and diversity of the university in education, research and public service - by procuring quality goods and services at competitive prices, and by providing responsive and responsible service to all university departments. 

We hope to achieve our mission through excellence in customer service, convenient access to responsible suppliers, timely processing of orders and payments, continuous upgrades to systems and processes, and compliance with policies of the Board of Regents and the Code of Iowa.

We respect the tradition of academic excellence by encouraging continuing education and professional development of our staff. 

We strive to create and provide a work environment of equality and opportunity by maintaining positive and trusting relationships with our suppliers.

The University is committed to socially and environmentally responsible purchasing consistent with the values in our strategic plan. We expect high quality in the products, services and business practices of all business partners. This commitment enjoys broad support on campus.

We subscribe to the Code of Ethics of  the National Association of Educational Buyers.