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

Transition to the new Office Depot ordering environment will go-live Monday, February 5. SRM Shoppers can utilize the revised help materials in navigating the updated environment if needed. Additional information about the new platform can be found in the January newsletter below.

Purchasing has issued a newsletter for January with information on new Office Depot ordering platform, Ricoh Managed Print Services survey, new Varidesk contract, and more. Previous newsletters continue to be available below:

July 2017
April 2017
January 2017
October 2016
July 2016
April 2016
January 2016
October 2015

The University’s Office of Surplus Property has transitioned organizationally to within the Purchasing Division. Surplus Property is responsible for receipt, management, re-distribution, sales, and disposal of all items deemed surplus to the University’s needs. Surplus Property also assists with managing trade-ins and intra-University transfers of equipment. Contemporary procurement management principles commonly include surplus operations since this is key to the life-cycle management of purchased equipment and goods. Departments frequently pursue Surplus Property as a resource for needed items in lieu of new purchases.

The University Surplus website is available here. The manager is Nathan Maiwald, email: nathan.maiwald@uky.edu.

**Vendor Fraud Alert - The Purchasing Division wants to alert vendors to active email scams involving quotation requests and issue of purchase orders that impersonate originating from the University, but are actually fraudulent in nature. Please review our Vendor Fraud Notice to learn more and how to recognize fraudulent purchase order activity. The notice includes tips on what to do if you suspect you are target of fraudulent transactions.

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

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