Wayne State University

About us

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable faculty, researchers and the wider University community to quickly and efficiently procure goods and services at the best value, through a network of strategic sources, easy to use procurement tools, and effective customer service.

Our mission is accomplished through market research and contract negotiation for best value;  by expediting, problem solving and conflict resolution on all procurement issues; by upholding University policies~ and by educating those we serve on the options we offer in both speed and savings to fulfill their needs.

Our Guiding Principles

  • To continually strive to improve our services to meet and exceed our customer's expectations with regard to speed, service, and obtaining best value.
  • To communicate with and to treat our customers (faculty, staff, student and vendor) in a courteous, responsive, open, fair and ethical manner.
  • To value all of the Procurement team members and invest in their professional development.
  • To obtain the highest quality goods and services for all of our customers through the practice of innovative purchasing techniques, constant market research, and diligent contract negotiations.
  • To foster competition and create opportunity to do business with the University for minority and women business owners.
  • To develop and implement streamlined, clear, simple procedures to ensure rapid service while remaining within University policies.
  • In all manner and actions, to perform with the highest degree of ethics and integrity as published by NAEP and ISM.

Department Organizational Chart (8-2017)