Mission
The mission of the Purchasing Office is to procure goods and services that sustain, foster, and support the educational and research missions of the University. The Purchasing Office continues to be a leader in excellence of service – staffed by professional, diverse, ethical individuals who perform their duties within the best interest of Marshall University [MU], Marshall University School of Medicine [MUSOM], and the Marshall University Research Corporation [MURC].

The Purchasing Office is responsible for procuring goods, services and commodities for University components in a prompt, efficient, effective, and compliant manner which coincides with the State Code, Board of Governors, and current purchasing regulations. The Purchasing Office works within the boundaries of the profession to continuously seek innovative and effective processes that facilitate the acquisition process.

Staff members will assist customers in obtaining products and services from appropriate sources at the lowest total cost while ensuring the best overall value. The Purchasing Office continues to create and maintain cooperative relationships and apply sound business practices while working with customers and suppliers.