Purchasing is committed to creating and maintaining a customer-oriented effort in product/services procurement and contracting services that supports the University of Arizona mission, and to provide for the responsive, efficient, and timely acquisition of quality products and services at a prudent cost. We administer procurement for all departments in accordance with the responsibility and authority delegated by the University President.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Orders $25,000 and under should contain one quote and a justification for not utilizing a small business. Only orders between $10,000 and $25,000 require the justification for not utilizing a small business if the vendor selected is anything other than a small business. When entering the vendor on your requisition, the business type will populate. If the vendor shows as a small business, no justification is needed. If the vendor shows as anything other than a small business variant, a justification is required. Additional documentation such as an ICON form, insurance, and agreement may be required.
For orders exceeding $25,000 but not exceeding $100,000, three quotes or a sole source is required unless you are purchasing from a contract vendor (click on the link to see contract vendor requirements). Additional documentation such as an ICON form, insurance, and an agreement may be required.
Orders exceeding $100,000 may require a formal solicitation. Please note, the $100,000 threshold for a formal solicitation is for a five-year period. For example, if you want to purchase software that is $25,000 a year and you want to sign a five-year agreement, the total would be $125,000 which exceeds the threshold for a formal solicitation.
Unless you have been delegated signature authority by the University President, do not sign quotes or agreements. If you have signature authority, you will have a letter which explains the types of agreements you can sign and up to a specified amount (ex: $500,000).
If you will be submitting a requisition for the agreement, please attach the agreement in the notes on the requisition.
If you will be utilizing a PCard, Disbursement Voucher or there is no cost associated with the agreement, please submit to contracting FNSV-Contracting@arizona.edu.