Office of Procurement Services

The University of Mississippi

Damaged Shipments

Freight delivered to Procurement Services will only be opened to inspect for damage when the damage is apparent.  In such cases, if Receiving personnel determine that the damage is severe, the shipment will be refused.  If the damage is minor or uncertain, it will be noted on the freight bill.  The department who made the purchase will then be responsible for determining whether the merchandise is acceptable or needs to be returned.