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 Core Responsibilities

Facilitating the University's institutional spend on construction, equipment, supplies, and services

Implementing sourcing strategies, including supplier selection, due diligence processes and contract formation 

Facilitating contract lifecycle management from initiation to execution for all University contracts

Managing contractual relations and performance for major university suppliers

Providing administration and oversight for Baylor's purchasing and travel card programs 

Providing travel support for campus constituents

Providing outreach and support to 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.

P2P Buying and Paying Guide

This guide has been created to provide a quick reference for how to both purchase and pay for common categories of goods and services Buying and Paying Guide 

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