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Purchasing Office

Welcome to the Purchasing Office of The University of Texas at Austin

Purchasing has the responsibility and sole authority1 to obligate funds for procurements. Our mission is to procure goods and services to sustain, foster, and support the educational and research missions of the university. We strive to maintain the most efficient operations while adhering to the requirements of university, state, and federal laws, rules, and procedures. It is our goal to serve our customers in the timeliest, efficient, and transparent means possible.

The Purchasing Office operates under the Office of the Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The Purchasing Staff is comprised of the Director of Purchasing, a team of professional buyers, and a support staff.

The Purchasing Office is located in the Main Building at 110 Inner Campus Drive, Room 132, Austin, Texas 78712-1140. Our hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding university holidays.

For help, see askUS.

You may contact the Purchasing Office by email at



The University of Texas at Austin Mission

1Texas Education Code Section 51.9335 and applicable Regents’ Rules

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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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