Purchasing Department

News & Updates

 

This site integrates policies and procedures to provide information designed to assist Ferris State University personnel and vendors to know and understand proper procurement procedures.

 

 

The purpose of the Purchasing Department is to assist all Ferris State University departments in the purchasing of appropriate and high quality materials and services from approved vendors at competitive costs in a timely manner.

The Ferris State University Purchasing Department ensures that Board and Purchasing policies and procedures are administered in a manner that complies with federal, state, local laws and guidelines. Procedures, policies, and procurement expertise assist the Ferris State University Purchasing Department in providing quality goods and services for all departments while maintaining and monitoring strong vendor relationships, total cost of ownership, and problem resolution.

VENDORS, PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS IN RESPONDING TO QUOTE REQUESTS SENT BY EMAIL OR PURCHASE ORDERS THAT LOOK QUESTIONABLE!

Many scammers target suppliers with fraudulent purchase orders and quote requests, often for technology-related items. Rarely does the Purchasing Department contact suppliers by email to request quotes. A “ship-to” address that look suspicious is likely a scam. Suppliers, please DO NOT SHIP items or give banking or credit card information without verifying contact information, phone numbers, delivery information, and questionable payment terms!

If you are a victim of one of these fraudulent orders, you can file a complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation by clicking on the following link: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx