The Purchasing and Accounts Payable offices have combined to form Procurement Services. Procurement Services must comply with the rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the State of Illinois, the Illinois Procurement Code, and the SIU Board of Trustees. Procurement Services perform tasks such as issuing purchase orders, administering contracts, expediting, paying invoices, travel reimbursement and distributing payroll checks. Central Receiving/Surplus Property documents the receipt of goods ordered and the disposal of University property.
In order to ensure compliance, all purchase requisitions, along with all required approvals, supporting documentation, and/or forms, must be submitted to Procurement Services a minimum of 45 days prior to the expected date of acquiring the goods or the beginning date of the service so that the purchase order can be issued prior to the delivery of the goods and/or services. A purchase order or contract must be issued prior to the receipt of any goods or services that are performed. For further information, see Procurement Policy Board (PPB) Review.