The Purchasing department is the central purchasing authority for UNC Charlotte. We are responsible for managing the procurement process on a university-wide level, including orders and contracts to support UNC Charlotte’s educational and research initiatives. We strive to accomplish this goal as economically as possible, within acceptable standards of quality and service, while utilizing professional ethics and best business practices throughout the entire procurement process. The Purchasing department strives to remain on the leading edge of technology while providing timely, efficient and cost-effective service
The Purchasing Department's mission is to continually identify and incorporate innovative purchasing practices that will support the teaching and research efforts of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We are committed to increasing customer satisfaction by providing cost-effective and quality products and services on a timely basis. We will accomplish this by performing tasks in new and better ways and continually communicate with our customers to improve our processes.
Our vision is to create customer satisfaction by providing value and efficiency to each purchase request while adhering to University policy, state law, and sound business practices.
Purchasing strives to accomplish this by:
- Adhering to Sound Business Practices: Purchasing will conduct business in an ethical manner and use sound purchasing methodologies focusing on purchasing policy and procedures, and purchasing law in the bidding process.
- Maintaining and Promoting Diversity: Purchasing is committed to giving our neighbors in UNC Charlotte’s surrounding communities an equal opportunity in doing business with the university, with a strong collaboration in encouraging and mentoring the local diverse business base including minorities and women-owned businesses.
- Lowering Cost and Increasing Value: Purchasing will stay focused on lowering costs by improving efficiencies by negotiating and establishing long term cost-effective contracts, strategically source vendors and consolidate spend between campus departments to increase the value of each dollar spent.