In accordance with University System of Maryland's, Procurement Policies and Procedures, the Department of Procurement has the sole responsibility for the procurement of all commodities, supplies, equipment and services for the campus. Their purpose is to provide service to the campus community on matters relating to the location and development of sources of supply, developing specifications for the purchase of equipment, soliciting bids, quotations and proposals, negotiating contracts, and interacting with vendors on behalf of the campus departments. Some procurement authority has been delegated directly to the campus departments through the use of State procurement VISA cards in accordance with the policies established for their use.
Departments are not authorized to sign any contracts, enter into any agreements or make any commitments with regard to the procurement of commodities, supplies, equipment or services which are binding to the University in any way.
To obtain more information, contact Procurement on ext. 52273 or visit the web site at: www.umbc.edu/adminaffairs/procurement.