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.

Notice to all suppliers - Fraudulent Quote Request/Purchase Order Email Scam

Scam Fraudulent Purchase Orders

The Kent State University Procurement department would like to alert the community to a nationwide fraud scam that is targeting suppliers for colleges across the country. Please take precautions so that you are not a victim of this scam.

The email scam involves purchase orders and requests for product quotations that purport to originate from the University, but are in fact fraudulent. The FBI could be involved.

Information - Procurement

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.