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News & Announcements

  • Supplier Showcase 2017
    1 week 1 day ago

    Please join the Procurement Services Team on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the Central Ballroom C of Maucker Union for our 2017 Supplier Showcase. Stop by between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet vendors, learn capabilities,... read more

  • Procurement Services September Newsletter
    1 week 1 day ago

    The September Procurement Services Newsletter is Now Available. Topics include:

    2017 Vendor Fair

    Update Accounts in iProcurement

    Category Codes in the RFP Process


  • Procurement Services August Newsletter
    1 month 2 weeks ago

    The August Procurement Services Newsletter is Now Available. Topics include:

    • Procurement Card Limit Review
    • 2017 Vendor Fair
    • Category Codes in the RFP Process
    • Updating Your Favorite Charge... read more

General Information


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 Procurement.

Procurement Standards

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Procurement Services has delayed the implementation of the Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards until July 1, 2018, as provided by the waiver of the procurement rules stated in the COFAR FAQ, Section 110-6 [PDF], released in September 2015. In the interim, the existing UNI policies and procedures and the OMB Circulars will continue to apply.