Procurement Services

The mission of Procurement Services is to provide value, quality, and customer satisfaction in our services while maintaining the highest level of professionalism, ethics, and integrity in support of Baylor University. We support Illuminate, Baylor’s strategic academic plan, by providing services that support the five initiatives and foundational pillars of Illuminate, with specific focus on judicious stewardship.


Our Responsibilities

Facilitating the University's approximately $140 million of annual Purchase Order spend on construction, equipment, supplies, and services

Assisting departments with sourcing strategies including Request for Proposal (RFP) issuance, evaluation, and contract formation in various areas of strategic campus activity

Facilitating contract lifecycle workflow from initiation to execution for all university contracts

Managing contractual relations and performance for major university suppliers

Providing administration and oversight of Baylor's card programs of over 950 cards with $29 million annual spend

Providing travel support for all campus constituents

Providing outreach and support to our supplier base, including strategic, local and diversity suppliers


Policy & Request form for Sending Flowers and cards

The guidelines for sending flowers or a card have been updated on our Procurement Services website. A new Request Form needs to be completed for each occasion. The completed form will come directly to our deparment email.  Please visit Flower Policy for updated information or Flower/Card Request Form to make a request.

Using Standard Comments on Requisitions

When entering requisitions, it is important to provide sufficient justification and documentation to process the purchase. Procurement Services has made this information request simpler by creating standard comments that can be used for many requisition types. Visit Standard Requisition comments for a list of standard comments and their intended usage.

Referencing Contracts on Requisitions

When entering a requisition for goods or services related to an existing contract, please be sure to reference the actual TCM contract number on the requisition itself and upload any quotes or other relevant information regarding purchase for review and documentation purposes. The TCM contract number is needed for any payment that includes Terms & Conditions or has a signature line for said Terms & Conditions.

Surplus Equipment Auctions

Procurement Services regularly lists surplus equipment items in an online auction through Rene Bates, Inc. Visit Surplus Equipment Auctions for information about these auctions. 

Speaker or Performer Contracts and Honorariums

Please visit Speaker, Performer or Event Agreements for information regarding honorariums and contracts for speakers and performers. Departments entering contract requests into TCM for speaker or performer agreements should utilize the Speaker or Performer Contract Request template.

Drop-Off Locations for Used Toner Cartridges
  • Clifton Robinson Tower - Back Lobby
  • Moody Library - Back Dock
  • Highers Athletic Complex-Simpson Athletics & Academics Center - Mail Room, Second Floor
  • Carroll Library - Second Floor
  • Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) - Front Desk
  • Castellaw Communications Center - Under green skirted table outside office CC150
  • Baylor Science Building (F101) - Requires key card access, so only available for Baylor Science Building employees.

Staff Directory

Richard Wright
Director of Procurement Services

Sarah Brockhaus
Director of Contract Administration

John Coffer
Assistant Director of Procurement Services

Buffy Nehring
Office Manager

Card Program Manager

Tracy Johnson
Strategic Procurement Analyst

Mickey Cochran
Senior Procurement Specialist

Albert Rodriquez
Senior Procurement Specialist

Austin Emlet
Procurement Specialist