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All University purchases are made in accordance with University Policy, regardless of source of funds.
Purchasing Department (Map)
1340 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1004
Ames, IA 50011-1004
Fax (515) 294-9606
Regular hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Summer Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
The effective date for implementation of Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200, Procurement Standards regulations at the Iowa State University will be fiscal year 2018. The University will follow Procurement Standards regulations as specified in OMB Circular A-110, 2 CRF Part 215 through June 30, 2017, as provided in the November 2014 COFAR Frequently Asked Questions and updated in the Federal Register 9/10/15 universal identifier and system of award management corrections.
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 non-payment.
Please see the vendor link for vendor-specific information.
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4/1/2016 Office Depot Site Change/Demos
3/16/2016 Office Depot Contract Launch
12/16/2015 cyBUY system to allow up to 35 accounts
12/2/2015 cyBUY for CIT Bus Release Numbers
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