Due to temporary staffing shortages in the Procurement Department, there will be disruptions in many of the services we provide to the University community and third-party vendors. As such during the next several months, there may be delays in processing Requisitions, POs, RFP requests and Contr
As always, we are committed to providing timely procurement services to the best of our ability while we are restaffing open positions
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 330-672-2276 or via email at Procurement@kent.edu. Thank you for your understanding.
The Procurement Department is committed to support the university's mission by offering services and programs to the community that result in the highest value and ultimate customer satisfaction, while embracing a spirit of continuous improvement. Additionally, the Procurement Department will enforce the university's purchasing policies and procedures.
At all times the Procurement Department will strive to provide its services with personal and professional standards that reflect the principles of ethics, integrity and respect.
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The Procurement Department is responsible for the purchase of all goods and services required by the university and the timely and accurate payment of all expenses related to business transactions. Our responsibilities include providing information, guidelines and collaboration to facilitate all aspects of the procurement process. Our goal is to apply the best business practices and principles of value, service, and market knowledge, while using a teamwork approach to achieve maximum customer satisfaction.
Policies and procedures are continuously reviewed and revised to ensure that procurement activities proceed efficiently and in compliance with university, State, and Federal regulations, laws, and guidelines.