The primary mission of the purchasing office is to facilitate the procurement of goods and services for all Rogers State University campuses on a timely and best value basis; and provide administrative direction within established standards.

Procurement refers to the overall process of acquiring a product or service. Depending on the circumstances, it may include some or all of the following:

  • identifying a need
  • specifying the requirements to fulfill the need
  • identifying potential suppliers
  • soliciting bids and proposals
  • evaluating bids and proposals
  • awarding contracts or purchase orders
  • tracking progress and ensuring compliance
  • taking delivery
  • inspecting and inventorying the deliverable
  • paying the supplier

The term “procurement” is most often used within governmental organizations. Governments and corporations may also refer to the more specific terms of “purchasing” or “acquisition.”


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