As a part of the University of South Alabama Business Office, the Purchasing Department serves as a support function to the University's overall mission. The primary goal of the department is to provide for the timely and accurate service to University employees and departments while ensuring that all University purchasing functions are performed in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
The Purchasing Department is charged with the responsibility of ordering all supplies, equipment and services necessary for the operation of the University of South Alabama. It is also a channel through which prospective buyers deal with prospective sellers. The process starts with the user department and ends with the Accounts Payable Department.