The Purchasing Department administers the procurement function for campus departments in accordance with the responsibility and authority delegated by the University’s President.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policies regarding purchasing.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community.
Website Address for this Policy
The Purchasing Department administers the procurement function for campus departments and provides procurement guidance for all faculty, academic professionals, administrators, and staff. With the exception of collections purchased by the library and authorized purchases using procurement cards, no University employee may obligate the institution in any way or in any amount unless that person is specifically authorized to do so in writing by the President. The University will assume no obligations except those made by authorized signature authorities.
The Director of Procurement and Contract Services is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.
02/20/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.