About Us

The Purchasing Office operates under the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and has the responsibility and sole authority1 to obligate funds for procurements. Our mission is to procure goods and services to sustain, foster, and support the educational and research missions of The University of Texas at Austin. We strive to maintain the most efficient operations while adhering to the requirements of university, state, and federal laws, rules, and procedures. It is our goal to serve our customers in the timeliest, efficient, and transparent means possible.

The Purchasing Office hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding university holidays.

The University of Texas at Austin Mission

1Texas Education Code Section 51.9335 and applicable Regents’ Rules