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About Procurement Services

Procurement Services, a department within Penn's Division of Business Services , manages approximately $1 billion of spending at the University. Driven by the pillars of Penn Compact 2022 of Inclusion, Innovation, and Impact, Procurement Services offers the following core functions:

  • Developing, implementing, and managing innovative procurement solutions to enable optimal process efficiency and make smart purchasing easy;
  • Identifying suppliers from diverse and marginalized backgrounds with whom the University can activate mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Sourcing and negotiating favorable procurement outcomes by leveraging the scale of Penn’s spending to achieve best-value results;
  • Managing supplier relationships to ensure that University buyers’ (faculty, staff, and students) needs are met; and,
  • Delivering positive impact in the areas of economic inclusion, environmental sustainability, and responsible supply chain management