Procurement Services prides itself on the ability to meet the needs of our University community. We are responsible for the timely and efficient purchase of goods and services to ensure that theeducational and research goals of UAHuntsville are met, while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and integrity.
Procurement Services strives for excellence in serving the University community with courteous and dedicated assistance to all of our customers. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:15am to 5:00pm. We look forward to hearing from you.
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Finance & Business Services, Procurement Services has been vested with the sole authority to obligate University funds to outside vendors; therefore, procedures must assure honesty, integrity, and fairness.
The University's policy is: "The University will assume no obligation except on a previously issued and duly authorized Purchase Order." An individual who obligates the University without authorization may be held personally responsible for the obligation.
Alabama State Law
All contracts of whatever nature for labor, services, work, or for the purchase or lease of materials, equipment, supplies, or other personal property, involving fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or more, made by or on behalf of any state department, board, bureau, commission, committee, institution, corporation, authority, or office shall, except as otherwise provided in this article, be let by free and open
competitive bidding, on sealed bids, to the lowest responsible bidder. (Code of Alabama 1975, Article 2, 41-16-20)
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is considered an entity of the State, and therefore must comply with the State Competitive Bid Law. Purchase requests for like or similar items or items to like or similar vendors that cumulatively total $15,000.00 or more within a fiscal year period are subject to the competitive bid law.
You may refer to Open Bid Information for a list of current contract vendors.