Office of Procurement Services

The University of Mississippi

FAQS for Purchasing

Do I have to buy on state contract?
Yes, if it is a mandatory contract. The  exceptions are if less than $100.00 or purchased through the bookstore. Most office supplies are on mandatory contract.

Do I have to buy through the bookstore?
No

Do I need a Purchase Order before ordering?
Yes, unless purchasing on the departmental credit card.

Can I create more than one requisition or purchase order to keep below the amount to bid or quote?
No, this would be against state law.