Contracts and Purchasing Services

Contracts and Purchasing Services is a part of the Finance Division's Acquisition Management Department. The Acquisition Management Department's Mission Statement is:


Our mission is to provide the best value for the campus community by teaming with out customers to deliver innovative, effective and efficient acquisition services.


The goal of Contracts & Purchasing Services Department is to acquire the products and services your department needs at a reasonable cost, consistent with your quality and time requirements, and in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Specifically, we:

  • Award purchase orders to vendors in accordance with SJSU, CSU, federal and state requirements.
  • Prepare Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs), Requests for Bids (RFBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that are sent to vendors.
  • Provide information on and establish leases and financing arrangements.
  • Take action to ensure equal opportunity in SJSU business contracting.
  • Review campus needs and award contracts and agreements.
  • Search out new products on request.
  • Arrange for demonstrations of products.
  • Maintain purchasing records and handle state procurement audits.
  • Support SJSU's recycling and waste reduction programs.