User Guide for Purchasing Goods and Services

This University of Chicago User Guide is published to explain conduct relative to University of Chicago Policy No. 1201: Authority and Responsibility for Procuring Goods and Services for all employees. It is the responsibility of Procurement and Payment Services to define and implement the methods of procurement conduct. By providing for many purchasing activities to requesting departments, Procurement and Payment Services offers local buying control (with certain limitations) to the initiator. Please keep in mind that any written or oral commitment of University funds must be in accordance with the procedures explained in this guide.