This manual constitutes the policies and procedures by which Baylor University personnel will carry out purchasing, receiving and accounts payable functions.
The term "purchasing" is used generically to refer to the functions of buying materials and contracting for services. The University's Purchasing Department includes purchasing professionals who are trained in the purchasing functions; however, each University department will have one or more individuals who will perform certain purchasing functions. For the purposes of this manual and in implementing the policies and procedures contained herein, both of these groups are treated as "purchasers". Although budget department heads may delegate purchasing functions to one or more individuals within their department, they too are "purchasers" responsible for complying with these policies and procedures.
If you have a question about these policies and procedures, about how to start a purchase, about a supplier, or about any other purchasing related matter, Purchasing will be more than willing to help.