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The Office of Procurement Overview

The Office of Procurement organizes and administers procurement for all departments within UAB in accordance with the responsibility delegated by the President. The Director of Procurement Contracts is vested with the sole authority to issue Purchase Orders and obligate UAB funds while adhering to UAB policy and applicable State of Alabama laws governing the procurement process. This office provides support and systems to ensure effective contracting, procurement of goods and services, and payment for authorized purchases. The Office of Procurement consists of four departments:  Also, listed below, you will find helpful resources available to our vendor community and UAB departments.

  • Accounts Payable
    • General Duties
      • Processing Invoices
      • Processing 1099's
      • Statement Reconciliation
      • Issuing Payments
      • Wire Disbursements
  • Procurement Contracts
    • General Duties
      • Issuing Competitive Bids
      • Approving Sole Source Justifications
      • Negotiating Contracts
      • Requisition Approval
      • Purchase Order Maintenance
      • Limited Purchase Orders
      • Emergency Purchase Orders
      • New Supplier Setup
  • Accounting Services
    • General Duties
      • Expenditure Guideline Review
      • Requisition Approval
  • University Contracts
    • General Duties
      • Credit Information 
      • Contract Review and Routing
      • Imaging and Archival of Documentation
  • Doing Business with UAB
    • Overview
      • Vendor Application
      • Electronic Bid Board
      • State Bid Law
      • Vendor Visitation
    • Online Tools & Educational Resources
      • Procurement Web Assistant
      • Procurement List Serve
      • Training Resources
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