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Welcome to the Purchasing Division

The mission of the Purchasing Division (including Central Purchasing, Hospital Purchasing, Construction Purchasing 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.


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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. 

New: The University has established two contracts for Creative Video Services. The Purchasing department issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for these services. This was a collaboration across campus with a variety of departments including main campus, healthcare, and athletics. A committee was formed to review and make a recommendation for UK-1969-20 Creative Video Services. The University has awarded two contracts. With all areas using these two contracts, the University can ensure competitive pricing and guarantee the UK brand standards are followed. The RFP committee agreed that the best value for the University was to award a contract to Wrigley Media as the primary contractor and Dapper as the secondary contractor. Vendor contact information is available in the news section above. These two contracts should be used for any Creative Video Services needs. You may contact Wendy Brown, Category Specialist, Purchasing Division, University of Kentucky email: with any questions.

Important: As a reminder for departments, please work to ensure SRM Goods Confirmations are created in a timely manner in order to show receipt of goods and services as they arrive in their respective areas. This is particularly important for high order volume suppliers such as VWR, Fisher, CDW, and Dell. Remember that payment is not released to suppliers until end-using areas create the system documents confirming goods and services have been physically received in satisfactory condition.

If you have questions or issues with specific orders, contact the responsible Purchasing Officer or