Purchasing Division

Central Purchasing
Contact Information

322 Peterson Service Bldg.
411 S Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506-0005

Phone: 859 257-9100
Fax: 859-257-1951

Welcome to the Purchasing Division

The mission of the Purchasing Division (including Central Purchasing, Hospital Purchasing, and Capital Construction Procurement) 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.

Purchasing News

Shopping Open Labs and Assistance

To better support departments’ procurement needs, Purchasing will sponsor a series of help sessions to assist Shoppers and other departmental users with ordering tasks. If needed, those with the SRM Shopper/SAP Requisitioner (or other) role can simply walk in to an Open Lab for assistance or help with procurement questions, or, if desired, attend an online Skype session for demonstration of Shopping from various e-catalogs. The initial sessions are as follows:

Tuesday, 2/25, 8:30 to 9:30
Walk in Open Lab, 379 Peterson Service Building

Tuesday, 2/25, 10:00 to 11:00
Skype Session (Shopping from Office Depot e-catalog)

Wednesday, 3/11, 8:30 to 9:30
Walk in Open Lab, 379 Peterson Service Building

Wednesday, 3/11, 10:00 to 11:00
Skype Session (Shopping from Office Depot e-catalog)

Subsequent sessions will be scheduled and communicated via the Purchasing Listserv and website. If you would like to register for one of the online Skype e-catalog Shopping demonstrations, simply email your request to SRMHelp@uky.edu with the date you would like to join. A meeting invitation will be provided on the day prior with call-in and join information.


Purchasing has issued a newsletter for September with information on Procure-to-Pay (P2P) procurement approaches, business case development, commodity reassignments, new UK Surplus location, and other items. Previous newsletters continue to be available below:

February 2019
June 2018
January 2018
July 2017

New Office Depot Account Representative

The University has a new account representative for the Office Depot contract. Effectively immediately, Jason Turner will service both the academic and healthcare accounts. Jason's contact information is below:

Primary Contact: Jason Turner
Major Account Manager, Public Sector | Office Depot
Tel: (502) 795-7811
Email: jason.turner@officedepot.com

Secondary Contact: Tom Handorf
Service Consultant, Public Sector | Office Depot
Tel: (513) 814-2175
Email: tom.handorf@officedepot.com

Additional Customer Service Representatives are available
as well:

Email:                 nationalemailorders@officedepot.com
Call toll-free:      888-260-8800

We would appreciate your input on the website; please e-mail comments to the purchasing webmaster.