The mission of the University of Iowa Purchasing Department is to obtain quality goods and services at the lowest reasonable cost, while operating at the highest standards of ethical conduct. We accomplish this through cooperative team interaction and continuous quality improvement in support of the overall goals of Finance and Operations. Purchasing's authority is delegated from the Board of Regents through the President of the University in accordance with the statutes and administrative rules of the State of Iowa and the procedures of the Board of Regents.
The Accounts Payable (AP) department is responsible for the auditing and processing of invoices and payments for The University of Iowa. Invoices, credits, vouchers, and payments are processed on line through the Accounts Payable/Purchase Order (AP/PO) System.
The Travel office is responsible for auditing and processing all payments related to University of Iowa Business Travel. They are also available as a resource for information regarding Travel Policy and Processes.
The University of Iowa Procurement Card is a primary vehicle for low-dollar transactions. Procurement cards are issued to a department under an individual staff member’s name with the agreement to observe specific rules and procedures. The University shares responsibility and risk with departments when those rules and procedure’s are followed.