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Purchasing

News & Announcements

  • Oracle Ebiz- UNI Purchasing User
    1 week 6 days ago

    The “UNI Purchasing User” responsibility has been developed in Oracle ebiz and includes applications to help users create orders using iProcurement punchouts, create and track requisitions, invoices and receiving. Some benefits of this responsibility include a standard form for all requisitions, the ability to use any account combination on a... read more

  • iProcurement Training
    2 weeks 3 hours ago

    The Office of Business Operations is offering an additional training for the iProcurement purchasing platform.  Please take a moment to enroll in a class today.  iProcurement is LIVE and this training will help prepare you for the system.

    ... read more

  • New Office Related Products Contract
    2 weeks 1 day ago

    The University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Board of Regents, recently completed a competitive bid for office products, including toner.  On Monday, May 2, 2016 the new Office Depot contract will be available for use at UNI.  Orders should be placed through the new Oracle iProcurement store for Office Depot on that... read more

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.