Purchasing Services

Purchasing Services provides a wide range of sourcing and procurement services to the University community. We are guided by our adherence to university policies and procedures and invite employees and our vendors to review our Purchasing Services Quick Reference Guide which provides a useful summary of the various requirements for:

  • PCard use

  • Competitive bidding

  • Sole source restrictions

  • Other common purchasing situations. 

Any concerns regarding these policies should be directed to Purchasing, or the Temple University Ethics and Compliance Helpline for assistance.

Key functions of Purchasing Services include:

  • Establish and enforce university-wide policies and procedures for all purchasing-related activities and transactions.

  • Help to identify a diverse and qualified set of vendors who provide quality goods and services at competitive prices.

  • Coordinate and issue Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotes, and Requests for Information.

  • Issue and audit/track PCards and Fleet Cards.

Interested in Purchasing policy and/or TUmarketplace training? See what's available on the Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education site or the HR Administrative Systems Training Calendar. You can also contact purchase@temple.edu to setup additional trainings.

Donna Schweibenz, Senior Director

Our Accounts Payable department works closely with Temple's Purchasing Department, who are committed to procuring goods and services for our university community customers in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Wherever possible, Purchasing endeavors to add value to the procurement process by negotiating with vendors, consolidating purchases to attain volume discounts and by identifying and choosing alternative, qualified suppliers.