The Purchasing Department of Alcorn State University is the purchasing agency of the university. Greater efficiency, both in terms of economy to the university and service to the departments, is achieved through specialization of purchasing. The purpose of the Purchasing Department, therefore, is to procure quality supplies and equipment as economically and conveniently as possible.

In the interest of serving the university, its alumni, and the community, the Purchasing Department, in conducting its business and discharging its responsibilities, is guided by three primary objectives:

  1. Purchases are to be made in consideration of the objectives and policies of the university, as well as of the particular requirements and objectives of the departments.
  2. Maximum, ultimate value for each dollar of expenditure must be obtained.
  3. Qualified, competitive bidders must be given equal consideration and opportunity to quote on the university’s requirements.