Procurement & Risk
Management Services

Announcements

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 6th, 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).