In the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Purchasing office is closed to all visitors.
If you need to meet with one of our staff members, a scheduled appointment must be made in advance.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
4-27-2020; A message from CFO Dr. Stephen Storck: Essential Spending for The University of Akron, here.
GBEX, LLC or Office Depot on ESM is experiencing IT problems.
Please use another vendor on ESM.
The Purchasing Department
Department of Purchasing
Notice to All Suppliers:
SCAM FRAUDULENT PURCHASE ORDERS
The University of Akron's Purchasing Department would like to alert the community to a nationwide fraud scam that is targeting suppliers for colleges across the country. Please take precautions so that you are not a victim of this scam.
The email scam involves purchase orders and requests for product quotations that purport to originate from the University, but are in fact fraudulent. The FBI could be involved.