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News & Announcements

  • Procurement Services August Newsletter
    2 weeks 2 days 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 Favoriete Charge... read more
  • Procurement Services July Newsletter
    1 month 2 weeks ago

    The July Procurement Services Newsletter is Now Available. Topics include Category Codes in the RFP Process and Updating Your Favorite Charge Accounts in iProcurement.

  • Procurement Services June Newsletter
    2 months 1 week ago

    The June Procurement Services Newsletter is Now Available. Topics include: Last Day to Access iProcurement Stores for FY17 Purchases, Receiving, End of Year Closing Process,... 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 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.