Procurement Guidelines

The Research Foundation purchasing team provides procurement services for all projects and departments in accordance with the Research Foundation Purchasing Policies; state, federal, and sponsoring agencies’ guidelines; and good business practices.

Please review the latest "Procurement Using Federal Funds - Uniform Guidance 2CFR 200" for the most recent information on purchasing guidelines and thresholds relating to federal awards. Uniform Guidance is a set of federal regulations that are primarily based on previous OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110 and A-122, with some improvements. The document is available here:

Uniform Guidance 2018 for Procurement Using Federal Funds

For further information, please contact Purchasing at (408) 924-1417.