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Buying and Contracts

Procurement Laws & Regulations

This section is a comprehensive guide to navigating the legal landscape governing procurement practices. From federal statutes to local ordinances, it provides invaluable resources and insights into the complex framework of laws and regulations that shape procurement processes. The curated collection of statutes, regulations, and best practices, empowering business and finance professionals to make informed decisions and mitigate risks in all aspects of procurement.

Finding Goods & Services

Explore numerous avenues for procuring goods and services, each accompanied by its own set of policies and regulations to navigate. This section serves as a comprehensive guide to facilitate informed decision-making for procurement of goods and services, including selecting diverse vendors on Supplier Diversity section, the use of Campus Stores and guidance on Buying Specific Commodities.

Procurement Methods

This webpage outlines the purchasing authority and procedures established by the University of Illinois System's purchasing divisions. These divisions hold exclusive authority to facilitate the acquisition of equipment, materials, commodities, supplies, and services, ensuring adherence to established procurement protocols. Explore the resources to gain insights into procurement methods and ensure efficient and compliant purchasing practices across the University of Illinois System.

Paying for Goods and Services

This section contains information regarding paying vendors for goods purchased and services rendered. This includes how to setup a vendor to review payment, paying purchase order and non-purchase order invoices, details on PCards and TCard, and more.


The University Contracts webpage provides general guidance about contract initiation based on thresholds along with information about contract records, retention policies, purchase orders, terms, conditions, and certifications. The contracting process is handled within Contracts+ application.

Diversity Dashboard (Requires Login)

The Tableau Diversity Dashboard gathers annually reported university purchasing data and gives users an easy way to track how much the university spends with diverse businesses and potential spend opportunities with actively certified diverse vendors.

Who to Ask

For information about the procurement rules and procedures, help with purchasing goods and services, or assistance with contracts, contact your purchasing office.