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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 sourcing and procurement for sciences and research initiatives.

Procurement Services is responsible for:

  • Facilitating the University's approximately $140 million of annual Purchase Order spend on construction, equipment, supplies, and services
  • Providing administration and oversight of Baylor's card programs of over 950 cards with $29 million annual spend
  • Assisting departments with sourcing strategies including Request for Proposal (RFP) issuance, evaluation, and contract formation in various areas of strategic campus activity
  • Managing contractual relations and performance for major university suppliers
  • Facilitating contract lifecycle workflow from initiation to execution for all university contracts
  • Providing oversight of vending and ATM services for the campus community
  • Managing comprehensive records management for all university documents

New Procurement Services Staff Members
Procurement Services is pleased to welcome John Coffer to our department. John comes to us with extensive experience in procurement and supplier management. John's role as Assistant Director of Procurement Services will be focused on spend analysis and strategic sourcing.

We also welcome Buffy Nehring to Procurement Services. Buffy joins us from Central Information Files (CIF), and brings this function to our department. In addition, Buffy serves as our Office Manager, providing administrative support to our team and oversight for some of our campus services.

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 (SAAC 241)

Carroll Library (thrid floor across from the elevator)

Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB mail room)

Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC)

Castellaw Communications Center

Baylor Science Building*

*Requires key card access, so only available for Baylor Science Building employees.



Tom Hoffmeyer
Assistant Vice President for Procurement Services

Buffy Nehring
Office Manager

Sarah Brockhaus
Director of Contract Administration

Richard Wright
Director of Procurement Services

John Coffer
Assistant Director of Procurement Services

Vel Barnes
Card Program Manager

Tracy Johnson
Strategic Procurement Analyst

Mickey Cochran
Senior Procurement Specialist

Albert Rodriquez
Senior Procurement Specialist

Austin Emlet
Procurement Specialist