NOTICE: The Business Affairs personnel will be working from other campus areas after the return from Christmas Holidays until January 21, 2015. This group includes the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs, Risk Management, Workers Compensation, and Business Services areas (Accounts Payable, Procurement/PCard, RazorBuy, Travel and Vendor Maintenance personnel).
We will be able to address any questions or comments you might have primarily via email only. Links to Staff pages below:

Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs:
Business Services staff:
Risk Management & Workers Compensation:
We will be able to check our voicemail periodically however, we will not have phones available for individual use. We appreciate your patience while we are displaced during this time.


The University has received official notification that the audit for fiscal year 2013 is complete. P-card receipts that have been electronically imaged into the University's storage warehouse and kept on file at the department level maybe now be destroyed. Additional documents that need to be retained for Federal or grant purposes should be kept in accordance with those specific guidelines.


To assist UA departments in monitoring current open PO’s the Procurement Department hosts a link, sorted by Business Unit, for your convenience. Please click here: PO List 10/29/2014  

Standing/Open PO’s that were created in BASIS with a $1 amount and a 999 tolerance should be closed and a new requisition created in RazorBuy with the anticipated spend for the current fiscal year. The old PO’s in BASIS should then be closed.

All regular PO’s for commodities and services should be examined for the length of time they have remained open to determine the reason they have not closed. Any PO that is no longer needed should simply be closed.

Any travel authorizations or travel related PO’s that need to be closed should be communicated to the Travel Office. Please email the request to close to


A purchase made on behalf of the University of Arkansas should be made by issuing an approved university PO to the participating vendor. Utilizing a university P-Card is appropriate when the vendor will not accept a PO and the purchase meets appropriate guidelines. Personal reimbursements should be reserved for emergencies or the rare occasion when a PO or P-Card is unavailable.

The Procurement Staff offers its professionalism, expertise and ability to provide guidance through the acquisition process. Each Purchasing Buyer has a specialty area and additionally is assigned specific departmental units. If you are uncertain of the buyer for your department check the Budgetary Units or call 479-575-2551 and identify your department. The call will be transferred to the appropriate Buyer.

The Purchasing Team responsibilities include:

  • Requisition Processing
  • Developing Specifications
  • Soliciting Bids
  • Establishing Contracts
  • Vehicle Acquisitions and Reporting

The University is committed to purchase energy efficient equipment that meets EPA Energy Star requirements, when available and practicable. These include but are not limited to personal computers, printers, copiers, faxes, laboratory equipment, lighting, refrigerators/freezers and HVAC's.

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