All University purchases are made in accordance with University Policy, regardless of source of funds.
Purchasing Department (Map)
Ames, IA 50011-3616
Iowa State University has delayed the implementation of the new Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards until July 1, 2016 as provided by the waiver of the procurement rules stated in COFAR FAQ, Section 110-6, released November 26, 2014. In the interim, Iowa State University existing policies and procedures and the OMB Circulars will continue to apply.
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.
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11/10/2015 P-Card Policy Change
12/1/2014 New Copier Contract
4/1/2014 Verizon Wireless account scam
2/14/2014 cyBUY issue with OfficeMax payments
1/6/2014 Purchasing Card Record Retention
12/13/2013 Changes to cyBUY Starting Monday 12/16
12/9/2013 Changes Are Coming to cyBUY!
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