Purchasing Services

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UNCW Purchasing Receives the 2023 State of North Carolina Gold Star Agency Award for Strategic Sourcing at the NC PEAK (Procurement, Excellence, and Knowledge) Conference in Raleigh on March 8, 2023.

Pictured: Secretary of Administration Pamela Cashwell, UNCW Purchasing Carol Page, Justin Hewett, Dian Smith, and Amanda Rose, and State of North Carolina Chief Procurement Officer David O’Neil.

Purchasing Services

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


**Guide to Procurement of Goods and Services**


PCard Pickup Procedure


SWOOP News - uShop for Technology and software purchases


USHOP Receiving instructions powerpoint


Leadtime and Order By Dates for Year-End Commodity Purchases


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