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 e-catalogs are currently in development for use with SRM Shopping. When loaded to the Add Item menu, Shoppers will be able to make all purchases from B & H Photo, Herman Miller Furniture, Roche Diagnostics, and Bio-Rad using Shopping Carts. The e-catalogs are scheduled for completion in December or early 2017. Once the e-catalogs are loaded, all purchases for the above suppliers will be via SRM Shopping Carts and restricted from procurement card. An e-catalog for Qiagen is also planned for development by late winter-spring 2017. Updates will be made available via Purchasing home page and LISTSERV news.

Purchasing has issued a newsletter for July with information on Life Technologies e-catalog, Dell catalog upgrades, GL Accounts, product categories, etc. Previous newsletters continue to be available below:

April 2016
January 2016
October 2015
July 2015
April 2015
January 2015

A new Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) e-catalog for Life Technologies (which includes Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems products) is now available within myUK for order placement. The e-catalog includes the full line of products, including custom primers, available from Life Technologies and its related brands. Shoppers can also load custom quotes from within the e-catalog along with applying promotional codes for special pricing, when applicable. The e-catalog will facilitate all purchases currently transacted on procurement card or Free Text Shopping Carts. A step-by-step training guide is located on the Purchasing website at: http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/docs/lifetechecatalog.pptx. Questions can be directed to srmhelp@uky.edu.

To enroll to the Purchasing listserv and receive procurement-related news and updates, send e-mail to LISTSERV@lsv.uky.edu with the following text in the message body. The subject line should be blank as well as the rest of the body of the email.

subscribe UKPURCHNEWS Yourfirstname Yourlastname

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