Purchasing and Support Services

For Vendors & Suppliers

General Information

The Purdue University Fort Wayne Purchasing Department procures goods and services in support of our academic mission. We strive to maintain a large, diverse, and competitive supplier base to ensure that quality products and services are readily available.

Purdue Fort Wayne uses many purchasing methods to obtain goods and services. Most purchases require approval before shipment of goods or performance of services. This approval may be in the form of a University purchase order or prepayment by University credit card. Click here to read our purchase order terms and conditions. Any questions concerning a purchase by Purdue Fort Wayne should be directed to the Purchasing department. Purdue Fort Wayne assumes no liability for obligations except those incurred in accordance with Purdue Fort Wayne purchasing policy.

Bid Opportunities

In our continuing effort to ensure an open and competitive environment for the procurement of goods and services at Purdue Fort Wayne, information regarding bid opportunities for goods and services procured through Purdue Fort Wayne's Purchasing Department is now available.  Click here to review the current list of open bids for Purdue Fort Wayne.  Click here to review the current list of open bids for Purdue University.

The listed purchasing agent should be contacted if there is an interest in bidding on the listed requirements.

A diverse supplier base is essential to Purdue Fort Wayne's ability to meet its procurement goals. We are committed to providing minority-owned enterprises every opportunity to compete for our business. We solicit quotes from minority-owned business enterprises whenever possible and appropriate.

Any vendor wishing to receive and respond to requests for quotation (RFQ) or requests for proposal (RFP) should send a request for bid documents to Purchasing at purchase@pfw.edu and must submit responses within the specified time frame noted in the solicitations. Click here to read our RFP/RFQ terms and conditions. Contact purchasing department.

No supplier selected to receive an RFQ is guaranteed to receive an order. Please be persistent and continue to respond to our RFQ's. If you do not respond, you will not be eligible to receive awarded orders. If you participated in a bid and would like information concerning the results of bids, please contact the Purchasing agent handling the bid. We will be happy to share the results with you so that you may evaluate future bid opportunities in light of past bid results. Requests for bid information from non-participating vendors will require the completion of a Request for Public Records form.

All correspondence and contacts involving a bid should be directed to the Purchasing Agent handling the bid. Unauthorized contact with the department could result in the bid being rejected.

Please take a few minutes and review the Do's and Don'ts List for Vendors.