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

A reminder that use of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) e-catalogs for purchases from VWR International and Fisher Scientific is now required for all purchases. Procurement card may no longer be used with either supplier as of October 1, 2015.

Additional help resources have been added to the Purchasing website:
1. VWR Shipping Status Help Card (http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/docs/vwr_shipping_status.docx)
2. Fisher Scientific Help Card - How to Place Shopping Cart Orders (http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/docs/qrc_fishershoppingcarts.docx)

If needed, information on completion of training plans and taking the online course module can be found at: http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/docs/establish_roles.docx.  

With the October 1 requirement to utilize the VWR, International and Fisher Scientific (Exclusive Items) e-catalogs within the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) system, several inquiries have been received regarding purchases from Life Technologies, Invitrogen, and Applied Biosystems.  All three are brands owned by ThermoFisher Scientific (click here for more information) and therefore, exclusive to Fisher Scientific. Products from these brands are loaded within the Fisher e-catalog and available for ordering. If a department needs items of an exceptional nature from Life Technologies, Invitrogen, or Applied Biosystems (e.g., special products, promotional pricing, etc.), a departmental user can order products using a Free Text Shopping Cart with a quote within SRM.

For any purchases from VWR, International and Fisher Scientific (including Life Technologies, Invitrogen, and Applied Biosystems) please use SRM effective immediately.

Email SRMHelp@uky.edu for questions or if you need assistance.

Purchasing has issued a newsletter for July with information on Capital Equipment threshold increase, auto-approvals for SRM e-catalogs, new training format for SRM Shopper role, Travel Services, Fisher Scientific e-catalog, and more. The April newsletter continues to be available on our website.

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.

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