Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Purchasing is to support the purpose and goals of Chicago State University, its educational research, and public service missions, by purchasing and providing quality goods and services at competitive prices and providing responsive and responsible service to all University departments.

We achieve our mission by dedication to excellence in customer service, providing avenues of access to business, processing requisitions in a timely manner, streamlining operations, pursuing cost savings, identifying new sources of supply, developing relationships with small, minority, and women- owned vendors, and complying with all statutory requirements of the State of Illinois, standard practices of the State University System and the Illinois Procurement Code.

Unless otherwise stated, the Office of Purchasing is the only Chicago State University department authorized to commit funds for the acquisition of commodities, equipment, and/or services and is the initial point of contact for service contracts and agreements.

Uniform procedures relating to the purchase of commodities, equipment, and/ or services needed in the operation of the university are presented in the Internal Procedures Manual.

Vision

The Office of Purchasing will utilize technology, streamline processes, and provide value driven services, enabling customers to acquire necessary goods and services.

Function

  • Process purchase requisitions by identifying vendors what will add value to the university.
  • Provide inventory of essential merchandise.
  • Receive and deliver equipment and supplies.
  • Provide mail service to the university community.