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UB Procurement Policies and Procedures

UB and USM procurement policies are designed to provide for a procurement process of quality and integrity, broad based competition, fair and equal treatment of the business community, transparency of the process to instill public confidence in all aspects of the process, increased economy in the procurement process, and uniform procurement procedures. It is also UB policy to ensure that all persons involved with the administration of procurement policy are well trained, of high integrity and are committed to administering procurement in a fair and impartial manner in accordance with the requirements and spirit of Maryland law. These values promote the purposes of State procurement law, and strike a balance between needed institution self-management and the Board of Regents’ responsibility to govern the System.

UB Procurement policies and procedures apply to all purchases made with University funds. Any expenditure from a University account (including PeopleSoft Requisition / Purchase Order and University Purchasing Card), regardless of the original source of funds, is subject to these policies.

A more complete overview of UB Procurement procedures is available, including a list of procurements that require special advanced approvals.