NEWS: March 16, 2020
COVID-19 Procurement Preventative Measures
The UA Procurement team is committed to providing timely, accurate processing of your requests as well as providing guidance for procurement-related procedures. In aligning with the university’s prevention and preparation efforts, we want to help you avoid unnecessary transactions that could lead to financial implications.
With the rapidly changing status of all types of student events and/or official functions, please consider the situation before pursuing your request through Procurement (e.g. appearance agreements, catering service commitments, entertainment services, etc.). There could be financial implications for planned commitments or prepared Purchase Orders for events that are currently in process of being canceled, or could be canceled in the near future.
The University of Arkansas Office of Procurement strives to provide the campus communitywith outstanding guidance and service while practicing the values and guiding principlesof public procurement and complying with state laws and regulations.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Standard Terms & Conditions
- Procurement Resources and Quicklinks
- Important Information on Employee Reimbursements
- Restaurant Locations Accepting UA PO's (.pdf)
NOTE: If you need alternative (written) documents or forms, contact Business Services at (479) 575-2551 or email@example.com.
Cooperative Contract Use
October 24, 2019: Per changes with State of Arkansas Procurement Law, the use of cooperative contracts(such as E&I, NASPO, TIPS/TAPS, etc.) are limited and require pre-approval by Officeof State Procurement (OSP). If any UA department anticipates procurement of goodsor services through any cooperative contract the department must pre-plan and includethe Procurement office in advance of request and prior to commencement of any work/serviceor purchase of goods. Procurement will then send notice of the request to OSP.
Option: Competitive Quote Bids are highly encouraged ($20K to $75K) and will help avoiddelays with your needs. This is an option for departments instead of requesting purchasethrough a cooperative contract.
ACT 557/Services Contracts
Effective July 24, 2019: Technical/General Services (TGS) and Professional/Consultant Services (PCS) contractsare now known collectively as "Services Contracts". Information regarding the newrequirements can be found at: Services Contracts. For any additional questions, please contact Ellen Ferguson.