The Purchasing Department at Idaho State University adds value to the procurement process by developing strategic relationships with our campus customers and suppliers. By combining best business practices with the requirements of state statutes, competitive requirements are met and best value is obtained for the University.
Costco Membership Card
Do you shop at Costco for the department? If so, you can check out an ISU Costco membership card from several locations. You must have both your PCard the Costco card to receive a tax exemption. The membership cards can be checked out (for a 24 hour period) from the following people:
State of Idaho Open Contracts
The Idaho State Legislature passed July 1, 2016, the "State Procurement Act". The new law allows ISU to use non-contracted vendors when "...the property to be acquired may be procured at equal or less expense..." than the contracted vendor. Documentation of the "equal or less expense" is required for each transaction. Please read the Memo dated November 1, 2016, "ISU Departments Using State of Idaho Open Contracts", for specifics. (link below)
- ISU Departments Using State of Idaho Open Contracts
- Request for Exemption from Utilizing Open (State) Contract -$10,000 or Greater
Administration Building, Room 114
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT
Purchasing Deadlines Announcement - FY 18 Funds
Requisitions to encumber FY 2018 funds are to be received by Purchasing Services no later than March 16 if the value of the purchase is $100,000 or greater; by May 4 if the value of the purchase is between $10,000 and $100,000.
Grant funded requisitions requiring delivery of goods by the end of June must be received by Purchasing Services no later than March 16.
The last day to create Purchase Orders under $10,000 for FY2018 will be Jun 15. Items ordered for FY 2018 must be received by June 29, 2018.
The last day to make purchases with your Purchase Card for FY2018 will be June 15. Purchase card transactions to encumber FY2018 funds must be reconciled and approved by June 26.