Department of Purchasing Mission
The Department of Purchasing strives to support the University's mission by offering services and programs to the campus in the most cost efficient and effective manner possible.
The University of Akron Mission
The University of Akron, a publicly assisted metropolitan institution, strives to develop enlightened members of society. It offers comprehensive programs of instruction from associate through doctoral levels; pursues a vigorous agenda of research in the arts, sciences, and professions; and provides service to the community. The university pursues excellence in undergraduate education and distinction in selected areas of graduate instruction, inquiry, and creative activity.
The Department of Purchasing mandate is to organize and administer the procurement of services, equipment, and materials for The University of Akron in accordance with the responsibility and authority delegated by the Board of Trustees, the University President and the laws of the State of Ohio. All purchases, regardless of the funding source, must be administered by the Department of Purchasing in accordance with established University procedures which are outlined in the Purchasing Guide.