Here you'll find the resources, training, systems, and staff members you need to be successful.
Our office services over 600 units across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, providing excellent customer service, training, and support on procurement systems and policies.
Procurement is a complex undertaking. There are unique steps and requirements depending upon the request and purchase amount. To help you find the right resources, training, systems, and staff members, we are here to guide you through the procurement process.
We recommend visiting the Illinois Pathway to Procurement site to become familiar with procurement rules, requirements, and programs in Illinois.
We also encourage diverse enterprises to register with Central Management Services. The University of Illinois Purchasing and Contract Management Office is committed to supporting diverse businesses and small businesses through our Supplier Diversity Program. For additional information regarding the program, please contact the University of Illinois Office of Procurement Diversity (OPD).
The University of Illinois Purchasing and Contract Management Office has a singular mission and vision: to support the Champaign-Urbana campus through assisting users with spend management, procure-to-pay, and travel management responsibilities. In alignment with University goals and leadership, the University of Illinois Purchasing and Contract Management Office offers continuous improvement of procurement policies, technology and standards, leveraging economies of scale and limiting variability in cost and quality for goods and services.
Through partnership with diverse suppliers, our office aims to provide collaborative, innovative service, delivering high quality expertise and significant value. Our focus on continuous adaptation to emerging technology, evolving supply chain issues, and changing economic conditions creates a strong foundation for excellent customer service, value creation, process improvement, technology enhancement, and innovative solutions.
There's nothing more satisfying than seeing the product of our work in and around our community. Here's a sampling of what we've assisted our university in purchasing.
The pump operations mobile simulation labs will be used to deliver realistic fire apparatus pump operator training to firefighters across the state at any time of the year. Students will learn how to operate fire apparatus pumps and their accessories without the risk of adverse weather in a quiet, climate-controlled environment.
The Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Illinois’ inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) system to drive a high enthalpy wind tunnel for testing of thermal protection systems materials under extreme conditions that simulate reactive hypersonic environments.
Procurement of a high performance airport snow broom for Willard Airport.