“We strive to provide turnkey procurement solutions
to the USF community by adapting Best Practices,
optimizing internal resources, leveraging external relationships
and adding value to every transaction in order
to enable the University to meet its stated goals and objectives.”
-Janet Teymourtash, Executive Director
OUR COMMITMENT is to
- Provide expert purchasing
knowledge for specific commodities or provide a path to product knowledge
by teaming with on-campus knowledge sources, or unbiased external sources.
- Provide a campus knowledge
source for contracting techniques, law, and ethics for all University
- Promote vendor/University
relationships, which encourage vendors to seek out business with the
University. As required by law, adhere to affirmative action goals
established for Minority and Woman Business participation in our business.
- Perform the buying functions
in a manner that provides for the lowest Total Cost to the University. In
addition to product and service life cycle cost considerations, we will
consider procurement cycle transaction costs in the calculation of Total
- Develop contracts with the
goal of: A) Eliminating purchase duplication/fragmentation; B) Enabling
consolidation of requirements to take advantage of quantity discounts in
materials and freight when available; C) To centralize vendor/University
relationships for purposes of reducing transaction costs to both parties,
translating into purchase and transaction savings; D) To establish
enhanced service response from the contracted vendors.
- Where possible, develop
standards for commodities to ensure product quality (life cycle cost) or
- Facilitate in an integrated
fashion, the expedient flow of goods, paperwork, and information required
by the various departments to perform their functions. Provide campus
customers with intuitive Web-based tools that will aid them in finding the
best procurement solution to their need. Implement new software
enhancements in an integrated fashion, with maximum effectiveness.
- The procurement and supply
functions provided by our operations will produce sufficient savings to
pay all costs of operation.
- Maintain centralized
contracting and inventory records for the purpose of providing internal
control over the procurement cycle. This includes the auditability of
price and terms of purchase, budgetary authorization, warranty
information, contractual obligations and adherence to state and federal
- Develop written policies and
procedures and the means of educating our customers and vendors. Ensure
policies and procedures are not unnecessarily burdensome or otherwise
- Provide for the timely,
orderly, and most beneficial means of disposing or redistributing surplus
property and accounting for University assets.
- Strive to support and abide by the University's Vision, Mission & Value Statements.