The Department of Purchasing Services' mission is to provide direct support to the educational mission of the University by assisting departments in obtaining products and services of a high quality, at the lowest cost, and in the time needed. Purchasing administers relative contracts and leases; manages assets from acquisition through disposal and achieves this mission by processing orders, generating agreements and leases along with tracking equipment in an efficient manner and within the constraints of state purchasing requirements, UNCP policies, and the highest ethical standards. Meeting the needs of the University community is the focus of Purchasing Services' efforts.
Purchasing functions include: BraveCart online ordering system, Contract Management, Procurement Services, PCard, Personal Services Contracts, and Vendor management.
Purchasing is service oriented to support the campus community with the best procurement, negotiation, financial and informational resources; and to provide qualified suppliers/service providers with open and fair access to campus business.