Procurement & Risk
Management Services

Announcements

Effective November 1, 2016 the process of purchasing a conference registration on the P-Card will follow these updated guidelines. A summary of the guidelines is listed below. The P-Card Manual and training video have been revised to include this new information. Please contact us (968-0269) with any questions. Thank you

Please obtain appropriate approvals before making any registration charges on the P-Card. The approval limits below have been approved by the Executive Council for conference registrations. Proof of the approval can be a signature on the P-Card log or an email attached to the log. Grant accounts will require approval from the Budget Office.

·  Under $500.00 -Department Head

·  $500.00 – $999.99 -Dean

·  $1,000.00 and over –Vice-President

·   International any amount – Vice-President and President

Steps to follow for P-Card Conference Registration

1. Obtain the appropriate approval based upon the guidelines above.

2. If you are a P-Card holder, proceed with making your conference registration, remembering that no forms of entertainment may be paid for by the University. If not, please contact your departmental administrative assistant or designated P-Card holder to arrange for payment.

3. Retain a detailed receipt of the conference registration listing all components of the conference registration fee.

4. Submit all receipts and/or approval documents with P-Card log to Procurement at the end of the billing cycle.

Beginning September 15, 2016 Target Printing (T01069591) will be the ATU business card vendor. The ordering process will remain the same with the proof being generated through Robohead, downloaded, and emailed to Procurement Services for ordering. However, prices will change and can be found here and requisitions will be issued to Target Printing. Stationery orders will continue to be placed with ASU Printing. Please contact our office with any questions.

As of September 6, 2016, the Office of Information Systems Campus Support Center will be taking over the managing of land line telephone services. This includes, but is not limited to VoIP extension installs, long distance codes, and work orders and trouble tickets for land lines with Windstream. Examples: moving office phones, programming buttons, voice mail pin resets, general telephone troubleshooting, etc. After this date all phone changes and requests should be emailed to campussupport@atu.edu. Please call Angela Linden or Paul Gordon at 479.964.0583 Exts. 1210 and 1211, respectively for more information.

Mission Statement

Procurement and Risk Management Services is a unit established to support the educational and research missions of Arkansas Tech University. It is staffed by procurement professionals who have the requisite knowledge, skills and training to assist University personnel in the purchase of required goods and services. This expertise insures that procurement decisions will be made in the best interest of the University and in compliance with the State of Arkansas procurement law and University policies.

Departmental Goals

  • To obtain necessary goods and services for all University departments in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner.
  • To secure the highest value for each dollar spent.
  • To offer assistance and training opportunities for University faculty and staff to promote understanding and practice of proper purchasing procedures.
  • To manage insurance coverage for University property and insure that claims are submitted efficiently.
  • To ensure fair and equitable treatment of all persons/vendors who deal with the University.
  • To encourage, promote and increase participation in small and minority-owned businesses in the procurement process.
  • To maintain a high level of professional ethics and integrity.

General Guidelines

ATU procurement polices and procedures can be viewed here.

Only Procurement and Risk Management Services has the authority to issue purchase orders. Requisitions are "requests" for commodities or services, and do NOT constitute a legal order. Orders placed by an individual without a purchase order are the financial responsibility of that individual.

If a mandatory State of Arkansas Contract exists for a commodity, the University MUST order through that contract. Search State of Arkansas Contracts.

All printing regardless of the dollar amount must be bid. Printing is defined as "commercial printer's ink, using a commercial printing press, produced on paper". This does NOT include xerographic or digital copies.

Purchases may not be "split" to avoid a bid situation. If requisitions from two or more departments are received for the same commodity, bids will be issued if the total exceeds the Small Order limit.

Electronic Requisition Training

Banner Electronic Requisition Training is available via the web here (OneTech log-in is required). After viewing the videos, please call 968-0269 if you would like to schedule additional training. In-person training sessions will require 1 hour.

Petty Cash

The dollar limit for petty cash is $75.00. Contact Student Accounts at 968-0271 for additional information.

Travel

Travel requests must be processed through the Budget Office (356-2034).