Purchasing Policy 1.1 – Organization of the Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Department is part of the Campus Enterprises organization of the University and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Enterprises.

Reporting directly to the Director of Materials Management, the Purchasing Department is dedicated to serving the campus’ needs with integrity and professionalism. The goals of the department are efficiency and effectiveness. The department employs several Purchasing Specialists. These specialists are assigned specific commodities to help with the purchasing needs of other departments within the University.

The Purchasing Department is responsible for making all purchase contracts for the University.

The department is the only agency on the UNCG campus which may authorize acquisition of products and services to be paid from university accounts. As with all State agencies, UNCG is bound by contracts negotiated by the Purchase and Contract Division of the North Carolina Department of Administration. Paragraph 58 of North Carolina General Statute #143 states that if purchases are made in violation of the rules and regulations of the State and/or agency,the person(s) responsible may be held personally liable for any financial commitment made.