Welcome to ISU Purchasing

Mission Statement

Purchasing Services supports the overall mission of the University by providing a variety of goods and services responsive to the needs of our students, faculty and staff. We are committed to provide timely and cost effective service while maintaining the guidelines set forth by Idaho State University and the State of Idaho.


New Instructions For Using State Contracts (Effective 07/01/2016)
New Purchasing Policy Solicitation Threshold (Effective 12/31/2015)

In a letter dated December 10, 2015, Bill Burns (Administrator, Idaho State Division of Purchasing) to President Vailas advised ISU of a policy change effective Dec 31, 2015 requiring solicitations $10,000 and above to be processed in WebProcure, the State Purchasing website. The previous threshold amount was $50,000 and above. This affects solicitations previously handled via email, phone, or fax. The new requirement will add an additional 7-10 working days to the previous process. There are some exceptions to this new policy. Please contact one of our buyers x3111, with any questions you may have.

Idaho Code 67-5717 (11) 'Powers and Duties of Administrator' IDAPA 'Delegation of Authority of Administrator' Letter 12/10/2015 'DPA Policy Updates'

Notice regarding Federal Grant Funded Procurements:

Idaho State University has delayed the implementation of the Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards until July 1, 2017, as provided by the waiver of the procurement rules stated in Section 200.110 of the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200). In the interim, Idaho State University will follow the previous procurement standards according to OMB Circular A-110.


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