Procurement

OUR MISSION

The University of Arkansas Office of Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and Contracts strives to provide the campus community with outstanding guidance and service, while practicing the values and guiding principles of public procurement and complying with state laws and regulations.  The Procurement team is committed to providing timely, accurate processing of U of A requests as well as thorough guidance for procurement-related procedures in support of U of A needs.

If you need alternative (written) documents or forms, contact Business Services at 4help@uark.edu.

Important Notices

Business Services Relocation Information

February 5, 2021:  The Office of Business Services (eProcurement, Procurement, Travel and Supplier Services) has relocated to Uptown Campus West at:

UPTW 101

1001 E. Sain 

Fayetteville, AR  72703

Cooperative Contract Use
October 24, 2019:
Per changes with State of Arkansas Procurement Law, the use of cooperative contracts (such as E&I, NASPO, TIPS/TAPS, etc.) are limited and require pre-approval by Office of State Procurement (OSP).  If any UA department anticipates procurement of goods or services through any cooperative contract the department must pre-plan and include the Procurement office in advance of request and prior to commencement of any work/service or purchase of goods.  Procurement will then send notice of the request to OSP. 

Option: Competitive Quote Bids are highly encouraged ($20K to $75K) and will help avoid delays with your needs.  This is an option for departments instead of requesting purchase through a cooperative contract.