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.
The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Procurement Services has delayed the implementation of the Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards until July 1, 2017, 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.