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

New Location for University Surplus

University Surplus Operations has moved from its longstanding location at the Reynolds Building, 349 Scott Street to a new address at:

Vaughan Warehouse and Office
1247 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40508

Contact: Nathan Maiwald, Surplus Property Manager
Email: Surplus@uky.edu
Phone: 257-6234 or 3981
Fax: 257-1468

The new location is near the intersection of Versailles and Forbes Roads; a map reference is available for persons who may visit the warehouse in person to review and checkout items on behalf of their departments. A document is also available for download with a driving map and pictures of current items.

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

Update Regarding Uniform Guidance

Effective immediately, the dollar threshold for which UG requirements apply is increased from $5,000 to $10,000 per order value. The key effect from this change is that non-contract purchases subject to Uniform Guidance compliance (i.e., federal or state-funded WBS elements) will require competing quotes (3) or Single Source Justification (if applicable) when the overall order value is $10,000 or greater (the current threshold is $5,000). Please keep in mind that other requirements may continue to apply to WBS-based orders in the $5,000 to $10,000 range (e.g., capital GL account for equipment, etc.)

Updated training and reference materials can be found below. Inquiries regarding the above can be directed to: UKPurchasing@uky.edu.

Uniform Guidance Update January 2019
Uniform Guidance Revised Training PowerPoint

Purchasing has issued a newsletter for February with information on new contracts for promotional items, commodity reassignments, PaymentWorks updates, updated procurement forms, and other items. Previous newsletters continue to be available below:

June 2018
January 2018
July 2017
April 2017
January 2017
October 2016
July 2016
April 2016
January 2016

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