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Purchasing Services
Division of Financial and Business Services
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Welcome to Purchasing Services

Purchasing Services is a department within Business Services. Business Services is a department within the division of Financial and Business Services.

About Us

Purchasing Services is comprised of two teams (UPC and HSC), that operate as a centralized resource to all campus departments. Both teams are committed to ensuring that goods and services are procured at the maximum value, in compliance with Purchasing Services' terms and conditions and policies set forth by the university, sponsoring agencies, the IRS and the State Board, and in accordance with best practices. The professional staff are committed to:

  • Conducting bids on behalf of departments
  • Negotiating best-value contracts by leveraging the university's total purchasing power (see List of Contract Suppliers)
  • Selecting responsive and qualified suppliers
  • Reviewing and signing vendor contracts
  • Monitoring supplier-contract performance

Purchasing Services also works in tandem with Supplier Diversity Services to reach the university's goal to procure, regardless of source of funds, 15% of all purchases with diverse suppliers, including woman, minority, and veteran-owned businesses.

For more information on the Purchasing Services staff, go to Contact Us.

What's New?

Monday, March 25, 2013
New USC Supplier Portal Launching Soon - The USC Supplier Portal, our new university supplier data management system, will go live on Monday, March 4, 2013.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Independent Contractor Policy Exceptions - Independent Contractor Policy Exceptions.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Updated Independent Contractor Policies and Procedures - Updated Independent Contractor Policies and Procedures.

News Archive - Find past news items