• Provide effective and efficient service and support to the procurement needs of the educational, research, and administrative mission of the university.
  • Adhere to state and federal statutes and university policies.
  • Seek to maintain long-term mutually beneficial supplier relationships in an atmosphere of high-level integrity.

NOTICE to All Vendors and Contractors 
In compliance with the Mississippi Transparency and Accountability Act, all payments made by USM will be posted on a public website beginning July 1, 2012. The information posted will include the date of payment, vendor name, vendor's city and state, and the payment amount. The amount of any payment made by the University is public information. All University employees should be aware that no contract with vendors or contractors can include language that makes the amount of payment confidential. If the party with whom we are contracting insists on such a provision, you should contact the Procurement Office for assistance.

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