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Doing Business with the University of Iowa

It is the responsibility of vendors to be familiar with the University of Iowa's terms and conditions, policies and procedures.

The first step for vendors is to fill out a vendor application form.  Mail, fax or email to:

The University of Iowa
Purchasing Department
202 PCO
Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

If you have any questions about the vendor approval process, contact

The second step is to contact the Purchasing Agent(s) that handles the commodities you provide. The appropriate Purchasing Agent is referenced on our commodity list. The Purchasing Agent will have information about the University's needs for your products and services.

If you wish to be notified for future Requests for Quotations (RFQ) in your product areas, you must register for eBid.  In the eBid system, suppliers will receive notifications of available bid opportunities by email. Additionally, suppliers will respond to bids online rather than on a paper form.  If you have any questions about the eBid process, see the eBid information page or contact

Lastly, when you receive an order via purchase order, you should ship the goods directly to the departmental user at the ship to address on the purchase order. Send all correspondence about payment (invoice, statement, credit memos, refunds) to:

The University of Iowa
Accounts Payable
202 PCO
Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

If you receive an order with a procurement card (credit card) number, process the billing as any other credit card transaction, but do not charge sales tax. Please include itemized pricing with the goods that are shipped. 

If you're a current vendor, and would like to sign up for electronic transfer of payments, use this form.