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

Purchasing has issued a newsletter for July with updated information regarding SRM upgrades, on-campus catering, changes in trademark licensing, and Ricoh video scholarship contest. The March newsletter is also available on our website.

An upgrade of the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) procurement system is planned for Monday, August 18, 2014. The upgrade will incorporate a number of visual and functional improvements to screens including larger text, easy-to-read fonts, removal of unused buttons, cell entry history, etc. The changes will apply to screens for Shoppers, Approvers, and Goods Confirmers, as well as the Payment Request Document (PRD) screen. Click here for more information and to see sample graphics of the new screens.

A new punch-out catalog for computing accessories and peripherals from MoreDirect became available within the SRM e-procurement system on January 6, 2014. Click here to access training materials for the new catalog.

New policy regarding purchase of services from Independent Contractors became Monday, December 2, 2013. Revised Business Procedures Manual E-7-3 pertains to Worker Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor and can be found here. Direct questions to Office of the Treasurer.

A new punch-out catalog will be added to the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) procurement system effective November 18, 2013. CDW-G, along with Dell and MoreDirect, is a University contract supplier for computing peripherals, software, and accessories. Their punch-out catalog will be added to the Add Item menu within SRM making items available for ordering by University departments. If needed for support or guidance, a training document specific to CDW-G has been created and can be accessed at http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/SRM.htm. Departments can email SRMHelp@uky.edu with questions.

As part of the continuing implementation of the Managed Print Services program, Ricoh-USA now provides all digital-impression equipment purchased by University departments. This includes all printers, scanners, fax and copy machines, and multi-function machines. Ricoh is also the contracted supplier for all toner and ink supplies purchased by the University for owned (non-MPS) equipment and manages the University's three on-campus Document Service Centers. Click here to learn more about services provided by the Ricoh-USA Managed Print Services agreement.

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