Welcome to the Purchasing Department

Our MISSION is to develop and deliver meaningful business results.

Guiding principles include:

  • Implementing a university wide scalable organization (Sourcing and Supplier Management, Operations & Contracts Management)
  • Implementing Best in Class processes, procedures, & technology
  • Implementing a scalable reporting model
  • Defining our delivery model and communicating to our key business stakeholders
  • Building new and enhancing existing partnerships with our internal customers
  • Aligning our objectives with our customers short, mid and long term goals
  • Creating a roadmap to proactively develop and train personnel
  • Developing a loyal, skilled, productive and innovative supplier base


Office Depot Store Purchasing Card

Download card to use when purchasing items in-store. Present card prior to payment to receive discounted pricing.

Department Funded Project Request

Please complete and submit the Department Funded Project Request form to Purchasing for review. Please send the completed form to busfin_purchasing@emich.edu. Please include in the subject line: Dept Funded Project Request: "CAMPUS LOCATION". If you have any questions, please contact the Purchase Department at 7-1200.

Federally Sponsored Purchases

Eastern Michigan University will implement the new federal regulations for federally sponsored purchases on July 1st, 2017, for FY 2018. Eastern Michigan will continue to comply with OMB circular A-110 through FY 2016 and FY 2017. If you have any questions please contact Dean Backos, Director of Purchasing.

RFP #2108: Strong Hall Construction Management Services

Eastern Michigan University is accepting proposals to provide Construction Management Services for the Strong Hall Renovation project in accordance with the Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) as posted on www.publicpurchase.com and emich.bonfirehub.com; and the Capital Outlay Design Manual, State of Michigan, Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB).


Business Units and Resources