All University purchases are made in accordance with University Policy Library, regardless of source of funds.
Purchasing Department (Map)
Ames, IA 50011-3616
All authorized transactions for goods and services should be made with the authority of the ISU
Purchasing Department. This authority is evidenced by either a purchase order or a University issued
VISA Purchasing Card. Shipments of goods or performance of services without the authorization of the
ISU Purchasing Department may be considered unauthorized transactions and the vendor risks
Please see the vendor link for vendor-specific information.
ISU Faculty and Staff Only:
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6/4/2012 Scam Alert - Ricoh Toner Scam
5/14/2012 Scam Alert - Toner/Copier Scam
2/9/2012 Scam Alert - Telecom Maintenance
6/14/2010 P-card Fiscal Year End Reminder
2/23/2010 Change and training for contract orders
1/25/2010 cyBUY Receiving and Comments Sections
12/1/2009 Guidelines for purchase incentives