Mission Statement

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In support of the instructional, educational and research goals of Florida Atlantic University, the Purchasing Department will provide the campus community with quality, cost-effective and expedient procurement services. These services are rendered with professional, ethical, and courteous principles in accordance with state regulations and guidelines.

The department is responsible for all procedures involving contract bidding, vendor selection, acquisition of equipment, furnishings, supplies, minor construction, preventive maintenance services, contractual services, and lease of space for the University within pre-established budgetary constraints. Purchasing also includes: preparing budget estimates, preparing bid specifications, initiating formal quotations, processing proposals and bids, conducting public bid openings, evaluating and awarding bids, and administrating contracts until final completion or termination.


Notice of Procurement Process Changes (effective July 1, 2018) due to Uniform Guidance

Funds affected:

Federal and Federal flow-through dollars.

Uniform Guidance Overview

Uniform Guidance (“UG”) is a set of regulations (located at 2 CFR 200) that consolidates federal guidelines impacting research administration. Per the OMB website, this guidance “supersedes and streamlines requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in 2 C.F.R. Parts 220, 225, 215, and 230); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.”

Impact to the FAU Community

Since FAU has previously followed State/BOG regulations, changes to procurement practices should be minimal. FAU Procurement has partnered with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to collaboratively communicate and coordinate the execution of this new requirement. The new regulation became effective on July 1, 2018 and affects all purchases with federal and federal flow-through dollars. The UG has changed the Micro-purchase Threshold (MPT) to $10,000, which will affect the “two-quote” requirement for purchases with these funds.   

Any questions about this and other UG requirements should be directed to sponsoredprograms@fau.edu.  

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