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About Us

Purchasing Services purchases the supplies, equipment and services which support the educational and research missions at Vanderbilt University.

Our mission is to cooperatively develop and execute sourcing strategies with Departments for high value products and services that meet or exceed University requirements, and to perform our services to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Purchasing Services:
  • Provides leadership through contract negotiation, supplier management and conversion to modern eCommerce purchasing technologies
  • Promotes small, disadvantaged and minority owned businesses through our Supplier Diversity Program
  • Supports the University's commitments to environmental responsibility and outreach to the local business community


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