Purchasing Services

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Purchasing Services

Advancing the professional practice of Procurement and Contracting to drive value and competitive advantage to a prosperous, sustainable, advancing and leading University.



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Leadtime and Order By Dates for Year-End Commodity Purchases


Purchasing of Software and Free Versions of Software

When a department or individual determines a need for software, you must first enter a requisition in uShop to engage review of ITS and Purchasing before downloading or using the software, even if the software is a free version. Engaging ITS and Purchasing when the need is determined is important to insure the product is compliant with State Contracting requirements and meets the data security and protection of personal information along with compatibility to be implemented with current systems. Purchasing and ITS can further assist with sourcing the software or replacement software needed for your program, research, or business use.


Requisition Information

When entering a requisition in uShop, please provide as much information as possible related to the item or service you are requesting for purchase. It is most important for Purchasing to have all the information pertinent to the requested purchase in order to make an informed decision on the best procurement method. Please keep in mind the quality of the information you provide Purchasing determines how quickly we can respond and act.



The Department of Purchasing Services' mission is to provide direct support to the educational mission of the University by assisting departments in obtaining products and services of a high quality, at the lowest cost, and in the time needed. Purchasing administers relative contracts and leases; manages assets from acquisition through disposal and achieves this mission by processing orders, generating agreements and leases along with tracking equipment in an efficient manner and within the constraints of state purchasing requirements, UNCW policies, and the highest ethical standards. Meeting the needs of the University community is the focus of Purchasing Services' efforts.

Location and Hours:

Admin Annex - 2nd Floor

622 MacMillan Dr. N.

Wilmington, NC 28403-5615

Fax: 910/962-3829

8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday