Welcome to the Purchasing Division
The mission of the Purchasing Division (including Central Purchasing, Hospital Purchasing, Construction Purchasing, UK Supply Center, and Surplus Property) is to provide service and support, in a legal and professional manner, to purchase quality goods and services at the best value to the University Community.
Amazon Business (Update 8-11-22)
Enterprise Amazon Business Account will be available for use on the Launch date of August 11. Visit the Amazon Business News page for the latest news on the platform launch as well as information on available Learning Opportunities.
The Enterprise Amazon Information page on our website provides an overview of the enterprise platform. Departments will also find answers to many of their questions on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Looking for a one-stop shop on all Enterprise Amazon Business information? Section C of our Learning and Training Resources page has links to all available resources on the Purchasing website regarding Amazon Business in a single section.
Important note for employees with an existing Amazon Business Account or Amazon.com account used for work purposes: If you are an employee having an existing departmental Amazon Business Account or Amazon.com account used for work purposes under an email other than your linkblue email address, please refrain from accessing the new Enterprise platform through myUK and contact email@example.com for migration assistance. A customized migration can be scheduled specifically for you after the launch date. It’s important that the person to whom the departmental account is registered not access the new platform before their migration to ensure their existing business account or Amazon.com account can be transferred correctly.
Recorded Approvers' Learning Session - If you are an Approver for your departmental group and missed the Approver Learning Session, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the recording.
SRM Upgrade and Outage Weekend of August 13-14
A regular yearly upgrade is planned for the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Shopping Carts platform this weekend which includes access to the Ariba Network. The upgrade session is planned to begin Friday evening, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. at which time SRM and access to Ariba Network will be taken offline. Although the system outage is formally planned for completion and return to service by Monday morning, it is possible it may be available on Sunday as normal if all technical tasks are completed. For questions, please email email@example.com.
FAST Procurement Courses in myUK
In conjunction with the FAST (Finance and Administration Specialized Training) Program, three basic and introductory procurement courses are now available in myUK Learning. Any University employee can locate, book, and take the courses to learn more information on procurement basics and how to conduct purchase transactions on behalf of their area(s). Each course is approximately 30 minutes in length and has interactive quizzes. Courses are designed to assist employees new to purchasing for their area(s) or any person who would like to strengthen their understanding of University procurement processes.
- FAST Procurement Basics
- FAST How-To-Buy Part 1
- FAST How-To-Buy Part 2
A fourth course, FAST Amazon Business, is also available in myUK Learning as an overview course for using the Enterprise Amazon Business Account via myUK Enterprise Services. The platform itself will be available beginning August 11.
In addition, Purchasing maintains a basic How-to-Buy information page on our website for departments to reference.
Surplus In-Person Farm Auction - August 13, 2022
UK Surplus Property will have an in-person farm auction at the Maine Chance/North Farm located at 1995 Research Farm Rd., Lexington, KY on August 13th, 2022. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. and bidding will start at 9 a.m. The auction rules as well as pictures of some of the items can be found here. For more information please contact Jeff Carmickle at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 323-7261.
Additional protected content is available for members of the University community. Log In at the top right of the header bar using your Link Blue ID and password for access to all available content throughout the website. This includes access to policies and procedures, business cases, commodity lists, staff directory, price contracts, and procurement-specific forms, including those related to sales tax exemption.
All protected content is also available on a single page for convenient access if desired. After successful login at the top right, click here or the first tile in the lower section to directly access the Internal Resources page.
University employees are not required to log out of the website; for the best experience, maintaining an open login provides easy, convenient access to all resources as needed.
Have a question about Purchasing? Complete and submit our contact form and a representative will get back to you. This form can be used by the general public or University departments for questions, comments, or requests for assistance.
Departmental Procurement Forms
Here departments will find common forms utilized for procurement needs. This includes direct links to all procurement-related forms found on the University-wide e-Forms website and web-based forms that departments can utilize to request support related to topics such as SRM /Ariba e-procurement Shopping, vendor assistance, office supplies purchases, etc. and more.
Remember to be logged in at the top of the screen using your LinkBlue ID to use any web forms on our site.