Procurement and Payment Services Coronavirus Status Information

Updated August 18, 2020

New Hazardous Material Delivery Options

As more campus buildings are currently open for the fall semester, Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) has made changes to the hazardous material delivery policy, which was updated earlier this year.

New Hazardous Materials Delivery Option

In addition to shipping hazardous materials to NHB, you also have the option to ship these packages directly to your building. Your building must be open or have a delivery contact process for delivery drivers available at the delivery location. We encourage each college, school and unit (CSU) to take advantage of this direct delivery method.

Campus Distribution Services

In regards to non-hazardous packages, Campus Distribution Services (CDS) remains open to ensure your essential purchase can be received and delivered to your specific location by UT staff.

The CDS shipping address at 2706 Montopolis Drive cannot be used for hazardous materials, except for packages containing dry ice or ethanol/ethyl alcohol. If your order contains radioactive materials, it must be shipped to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).

Finally, please know the PPS team remains ready and able to support your sourcing needs. Given the team is working remotely, we ask that you forward all questions via email at purchasing@austin.utexas.edu. Staff is monitoring incoming requests and will provide a timely response.

Updated 7-20-20

Beginning March 16, 2020, and until further notice, the Procurement and Payment Services Office will be closed and all essential operations have been moved to remote status to reduce the public spread of COVID-19.

This includes the following business units:

Working with our valued suppliers, delivery, and courier service companies, we ask that you help to provide the continued deliveries of non-hazardous chemical items to the University of Texas at Austin’s centralized Campus Distribution Services locations.

Working with our partners at Campus Distribution Services we are able to continue to accept and sort incoming mail and packages and CDS continues offering departmental delivery for any non-hazardous chemicals.

All shipments of hazardous materials, including chemicals, radioactive materials, biologicals, materials that are temperature sensitive and materials that are perishable must be delivered via FedEx or UPS and shipped to:

NHB, 100 East 24th Street, Room 1.512. Austin, TX 78712.

This change does not affect bulk chemical deliveries, such as those ordered by Utilities or others.

For detailed information regarding delivery and receipt of hazardous materials consult our partners at Environmental Health and Safety