Procurement Services

Procurement Services assists departments in the acquisition of supplies, equipment, service and special projects.

Procurement Services goal is:

  • To provide an informative resource on products and vendors.
  • To maintain public trust by promoting fair and ethical standards of business.
  • To increase the financial resources available to departments by obtaining the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
  • To ensure that purchasing transactions are conducted and completed in the best interest of the University.

Purchasing for higher education can be quite different from the purchasing done for business and industry. Aside from the fact that we are non-profit and tax exempt, the most noticeable difference is probably the broad range of commodities and services required.

It is, therefore, important that a good business relationship be established with a great number of suppliers. The University established a central purchasing department in order to make the best use of the institution's purchasing power.

The role of procurement is to assist departments in the acquisition of supplies, equipment and services. Our goal is to effectively increase the financial resources available to departments and to reduce their administrative workload by providing efficient order placement, timely expediting, accurate receiving and the knowledgeable adjustments of claims.

The University is a member of the National Association of Educational Buyers and subscribes to the NAEB Code of Ethics.

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    Equipment Repairs

    Computers, fax machines, printers

    Contact the ITS Help Desk at 313-993-1500 or hd.udmercy.edu.

    The Help Desk will contact an outside company if necessary. Unless under warranty, the department budget is responsible for repair costs.

    Copiers

    Call Ricoh/Lanier for service and toner at 313-993-1661. Give them the ID# located on the front of the machine and a brief description of the problem.

    The cost of repair and supplies are included in the lease payments.

    Typewriters

    Call Michigan Business Systems at 248-356-2300.

    The department budget is responsible for repair costs.