About

The Purchasing Department proactively develops and negotiates contracts for the goods and services the University predominately uses. Purchasing also administers the University credit card program, manages the Single Use Account (SUA), Express Mail and University Travel. In addition, the responsible disposition of surplus property is managed through Excess Property, as well as electronic recycling, creating revenue for the University. It is our intention to be recognized as a leading environmentally preferable supply management organization.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Purchasing Office is to procure goods and services at the best value as required by the entire University community.  It is the responsibility of the Purchasing Department to comply with all policies, procedures, and regulations. All business will be conducted in the highest level of customer service, ethical standards, and transparency.

Vision Statement
The vision of the Purchasing Department is to achieve the highest level and standard for University purchasing and to provide transparency to the entire process.


Office Hours
Academic Year:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.     Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
General Contact Information
Location:  210 Skytop Office Building
Phone Number:  (315) 443-2281     Fax Number:  (315) 443-4932    Email: purchase@syr.edu