Working with Procurement and Business ServicesAuburn University is a land grant university of the State of Alabama and as such is an instrumentality of the State. Procurement and Business Services is governed by the state bid laws and has established institutional policies to ensure compliance with them.
ResponsibilityProcurement and Business Services is responsible for the procurement of and payment for all services, supplies, materials and equipment for Auburn University. The University will assume no liability for payment of obligations made outside AU Financial Policies & Procedures.
AU Vendor CenterVendors seeking to do business with AU for the first time should register through the AU Vendor Center where you can handle many vendor related tasks such as
- register to do business with AU
- request to be added to the AU and/or AUM bid lists
- update vendor information
- report commodities you offer
- offer information on your SBA status
- register for our payment direct deposit service
Sealed BidsSince the University is governed by the State of Alabama Competitive Bid Laws, orders of $15,000 or more require sealed bids. Copies of these bids are posted daily in Procurement and Business Services. Bid openings are public and vendors are invited to attend if they so desire.
Small OrderOrders totaling $2,999 or less can be placed by the AU department/Unit that needs the goods. At this dollar level, where allowable by Purchasing Card policy, most orders are placed using the AU Purchasing Card. Orders for $3,000 - $14,999 must be initiated by the AU Department/Unit processing a Purchase Requisition. Buyers within PBS can, at their discretion, use informal or formal quotes and will most often place the order by issuing a Purchase Order.
Supplier DiversityAuburn University supports opportunities for companies that are owned and operated by minorities, women, veterans, and people with disbilities. Visit Auburn University's Supplier Diversity Program web site for additional information. Please contact our office for help with other Procurement and Business Services questions.