Purchasing and Support Services

For Vendors & Suppliers

General Information

The IPFW Purchasing Department procures goods and services in support of our academic mission. We strive to maintain a large, diverse, and competitive supplier base to ensure that quality products and services are readily available.

IPFW uses many purchasing methods to obtain goods and services. Most purchases require approval before shipment of goods or performance of services. This approval may be in the form of a University purchase order or prepayment by University credit card. Any questions concerning a purchase by IPFW should be directed to the Purchasing department. IPFW assumes no liability for obligations except those incurred in accordance with IPFW purchasing policy.

A diverse supplier base is essential to IPFW's ability to meet its procurement goals. We are committed to providing minority-owned enterprises every opportunity to compete for our business. We solicit quotes from minority-owned business enterprises whenever possible and appropriate.

Any vendor wishing to receive and respond to requests for quotation (RFQ) or requests for proposal (RFP) should view this PDF to find the Purchasing Agent handling your commodities and contact that agent. Contact us.

No supplier selected to receive an RFQ is guaranteed to receive an order. Please be persistent and continue to respond to our RFQ's. If you do not respond, you will not be eligible to receive awarded orders. If you participated in a bid and would like information concerning the results of bids, please contact the Purchasing agent handling the bid. We will be happy to share the results with you so that you may evaluate future bid opportunities in light of past bid results. Requests for bid information from non-participating vendors will require the completion of a Request for Public Records form.

All correspondence and contacts involving a bid should be directed to the Purchasing Agent handling the bid. Unauthorized contact with the department could result in the bid being rejected.

Please take a few minutes and review the Do's and Don'ts List for Vendors.