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 January with information on new e-catalogs, Shopping Cart enhancements and resources, Price Contracts, Dell computing orders, and more. Previous newsletters continue to be available below:

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

A new e-catalog is now available within the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) system of myUK for Herman Miller Furniture. Herman Miller is one of the primary providers of furniture to the University. The e-catalog contains quick ship and standard ship options for the most common items purchased by departments. Shoppers can use advanced features within the e-catalog to custom design and order seating, filing and storage, tables, etc. The e-catalog includes a quote-to-cart feature; for more advanced orders (e.g., cubicles or high volume projects), departments can request custom quotes and load all items into their Shopping Cart in a single action. The e-catalog has been added to the Add-Item menu for all Shoppers. A step-by-step help guide for using the e-catalog is available on the Purchasing website at: http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/docs/hermanmillerecatalog.pptx.

All purchases of Herman Miller furniture should be conducted via the e-catalog regardless of order value. Shoppers have a two-week acclimation period for use of the catalog. Purchases of Herman Miller furniture will no longer be permitted on procurement card after February 3.

Note: College of Medicine (COM) areas utilize a furnishings standards policy as set forth by their Dean’s office, and in general, are standardized on Steelcase brand furniture for their areas. For questions, contact the COM Facilities Management office for more information.

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, Roche Diagnostics, Bio-Rad, and Qiagen using Shopping Carts. The e-catalogs are scheduled for completion in 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. Updates will be made available via Purchasing home page and LISTSERV news.

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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