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

Below is an update on purchases of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies by departments using procurement card. The requirement to transition to the SRM e-procurement system for purchases from VWR International has been extended until June 1, 2015. End-users that currently use the University procurement card for purchases from VWR or Fisher Scientific may continue to do so during this time to allow for processing of Training Plans and completion of the Shopper curriculum through myUK Employee Self-Service. Please continue to use the VWR punch-out catalog within SRM if you have already taken the training and currently have the Shopper tab.

After June 1, all purchases from VWR or Fisher will be restricted from procurement card. VWR purchases will be required through the SRM punch-out catalog or ECC Requisition for areas that have not transitioned to SRM. Items that are not available from VWR and that departments need to purchase from Fisher Scientific should be entered via SRM Free Text Shopping Cart (or ECC Requisition for areas that have not transitioned to SRM).

In addition to best value products pricing, VWR provides an additional 2% rebate to departments using the SRM e-procurement system to place their orders. The VWR agreement includes a chemicals tracking component which would transfer data on chemical purchases to the University’s Chematix system. Approximately 75% of laboratory items purchased by University departments are available from VWR. The SRM system utilizes electronic order placement and invoicing, thereby eliminating the need for procurement card edits.

Information for completion of the Training Request Form(s) and taking the online training can be found at: http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/docs/establish_roles.docx. Questions can be directed to SRMHelp@uky.edu.

Ricoh-USA has prepared a Managed Print Services Survey and made available to University departments. Respondents can provide assessment information on Ricoh services, Document Service Centers, and other components of the Managed Print Services Program. Please consider completing the survey at your earliest convenience on behalf of your department or unit.

Purchasing has issued a newsletter for January with information on contract awards for laboratory equipment and supplies, building and equipment leasing, recent staff changes, and other items related to University procurement. Overview and FAQ documents relating to the VWR, International contract award for scientific equipment and supplies are also available. The October newsletter continues to be available on our website.

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