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Purchasing Office

Faculty and Staff Handbook


For information on the policies and procedures of the Office of Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin visit the Handbook of Business Procedures. Information on Purchasing can be found in Part 7. Purchasing.

Frequently Asked Questions
Purchasing Frequently Asked Questions are located in askUS (keyword Purchasing), where you can view information on a variety of topics and search by keyword. askUS also contains other information on university systems and policies, which you may find helpful. Information on Purchasing is updated and added to askUS on an ongoing basis.

Related Links and Resources:

Business Contracts
Current Contracts and Orders You May Use
Obtaining and Using a Procurement Card

Please visit the federal Small Business Agency's database of small businesses using the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) site, to search for federally certified small, disadvantaged, veteran owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses.

Please visit MOLIS, a ground-breaking online database of the research capabilities of over 268 minority institutions. MOLIS is used by government agencies, organizations and institutions (both private and public) to identify opportunities for HBCUs and minority serving institutions.


Helpful Phone Numbers

Purchasing Office: 471-4266
HUB Office: 471-2863
Accounts Payable: 471-1816
Central Receiving: 471-4581
Office of Accounting: 471-3723
Sponsored Projects Award Administration: 471-6424
Inventory: 471-3838
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Spotlights and Events

Exclusive Acquisition Justification (EAJ) Form Instructions and Samples**

Purchasing Procedure Update meeting

Purchasing Newsletter**

Procurement Guidelines Matrix**

Wish Lists in TxSmartBuy**

FY 15-16 Processing Dates**

Software License Agreement Intake Form*

Texas Comptroller’s Office Post Payment Audit** to Charge Sales Tax for Texas Purchases

Meet our Office Supply Provider**

UT Market Training Resources

Change in Payment Process for Copier Leases in FY 2013-2014**

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