Purchasing Policy and Procedure
The University may sponsor or participate in cooperative
purchasing agreements with nonprofit educational or public
health institutions, other state agencies, or political subdivisions.
The University is a member of the Educational and Institutional
(E&I) Cooperative Service, a nonprofit cooperative buying
association of higher education institutions. Contracts entered
into by the E&I Cooperative Service with various vendors
are available to the University at predetermined prices, terms,
General Services Administration (GSA) contracts, cooperative
buying agreements, or consortium contracts of any type cannot
be used as substitutes for required competitive bidding unless
these contracts have been publicly bid with the University
named as a participant in the original solicitation for bids.