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Purchasing & Business Services

The Office of Purchasing and Business Services strives to cultivate faculty, staff and supplier relationships in order to achieve the purchasing proposition of best value through best practices.  The goal is to reduce costs and enable growth through improved efficiencies, strategic sourcing, and market intelligence and to do this while complying with all applicable laws, regulations and policies. 

  • Consultant and advise on standards pertaining to procurement activities
  • Represent the university in negotiation with suppliers
  • Oversee university-wide contracts (managed print, food services, office supplies, bookstore, shredding,)
  • Manage Consortium opportunities (information technology, scientific, facilities)

PREFERRED VENDORS: To select a vendor, faculty, staff and students should reference the Preferred Contract and Vendor List.  These businesses have established relationships with Drake via a consortium, partnership, established relationship or approved relationship.  Some businesses require Drake to provide a purchase requisition form












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