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Policies, Procedures and Forms


University Procurement Policies and Procedures

The university has issued several policies related to procurement, including the university's conflict of interest and code of ethics policies, purchasing policies, and procurement card policies.  Suppliers and departments should familiarize themselves with these policies before engaging in any university Purchase Orders or contracts. 

University Forms (for Suppliers and Departments)

Purchasing Services requires that prospective suppliers complete an on-line Supplier Application Form. (Note: For additional information on becoming a USC supplier, visit: How to do Business at USC.)

  • New USC Supplier Request (web form ; Use to request addition of a new or existing supplier to the USC eMarket or Kuali DV/DVQE (faculty and staff only; valid USC email address required)
  • SUBK Form (pdf - revised February 2013)

Purchasing Services also administers several other forms, including those for independent contractors, for construction prequalifications, and electronic supplier payments.

USC, as well as many major companies, include supplier diversity as a core business strategy. Diverse Supplier Certification is one of the tools used to validate and seek qualified minority, women, and veteran business concerns.
Forms and Process for Federal and State Contract Certification

Only those Diverse Suppliers who have been certified using the forms and processes described below will contribute to the university's federal and state contract goals.