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This guide has been prepared to assist you in your contacts with our Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Department and Wayne State University. We believe this information will help you better understand our organization and will provide you with the necessary information to make your business transactions successful.
WHAT WE BUY
We purchase all goods and services to support academic and research programs, as well as construction and renovation projects on main campus and at our extension sites. Our purchases total more than $190 million per year and include, but are not limited to, scientific equipment, chemicals, furnishings, computer equipment and supplies, and a multitude of maintenance, operating, and repair items, as well as contracted services.
HOW WE BUY
As a public institution we must follow the policies established by our Board of Governors in the conduct of our day-to-day operations. Our purchasing activities must pass numerous audits and reviews and therefore must be managed in an efficient and business like manner.
All purchases in excess of $25,000 must be competitively bid. Purchases under this amount are processed on a competitive basis either by a formal or a informal requests for quotation. We require a prompt response to these requests in order to process them quickly and efficiently.
Every effort is made to process orders for payment in a timely manner, especially for our Diversity, Detroit and Michigan Based Suppliers. We may prepay orders to enhance our business opportunities with our minority and women owned companies.
Like all professional purchasing departments, our main objective is to procure the right product or service, for the right price, at the right time. We have taken this a step beyond. We strive to increase expenditures with minority and women owned companies. We maintain a comprehensive list of all known Diverse businesses on our website and include these vendors in a request for quotation whenever possible.
OUR CODE OF ETHICS
While we have made appreciable advances in our minority and women owned vendor activity, we constantly strive to improve. With your help, we shall continue to increase our expenditures with these viable and qualified sources of supply
Purchasing Services - Kenneth Doherty, Associate Vice President
Robert Kuhn, C.P.M.
Technology and Support - Aleviyah Coles, eProcurement Manager
Procurement Card Team
Contract Awards Competitive Bidding Requirements (Code Annotated 2.81.01)
Contract Signatories - University Policy 04-6 (listing of authorized signers by contract type)
Financial Document and Transaction Approvals - University Policy 15-1 (approvers by position)
Procurement Policies - APPM Sections 2.0 to 2.10
- General Procurement Guidelines APPM 2.1
- Initiating a Request APPM 2.2
- The Purchase Order Process APPM 2.3
- Contracts APPM 2.4
- Personal Service Contracts APPM 2.5
- Amendments to Purchase Orders APPM 2.6
- Procurement Card APPM 2.7
- Debarment Policy - Vendors APPM 2.8
- Procurement Standards for Federal Awards APPM 2.9
- Prevailing Wage Rates APPM 2.10
- University Policy 08-1, Conflict Of Interest Disclosure
- University Policy 08-02, Investigator Disclosure
- University Policy 05-04, Contracts between Wayne State University and External Organizations in Which University Employees Participate.
- Research Policy: Individual and Institutional Financial Conflict of Interest and Commitment