The mission of the Texas A&M International University Purchasing Department is to procure goods and services that support the mission of the University. To facilitate this process, the Purchasing Department provides training, research and advisement in all areas of procurement. The Purchasing Department shall in accordance with Federal, State and System regulations, obtain the best procurement value for the University, in a professional, responsive and timely manner.
Texas A&M International University departments have received delegated authority to make purchases of equipment, supplies, and services within specified dollar limits (including freight and/or postage), dependent on the source of funding. This limited authority was delegated to allow departments to expedite the purchase of items needed immediately without having to prepare a requisition. The dollar limit of the three types of funds are: State, Local and Federal- $5,000.00.
Large purchases may not be divided into small lot purchases in order to meet specified dollar limits. (V.T.C.S., Article 601b, Section 3.08e, State Purchasing General Services Act.)
Departments are encouraged to purchase equipment, supplies and services from Historically Under-utilized Businesses (HUBS).
The Department of Purchasing will assist departments in identifying HUBs from whom to make their delegated purchases.
For purchases exceeding the delegated departmental spending limits, requisitions, bids and purchase orders processed through the Department of Purchasing are usually required. The following guidelines apply:
Type of Order
All Funds Regardless of Source
All Purchases of Goods and Services
All ($5,000.01 or more)
Submit specifications to Purchasing on an R requisition through FAMIS
Emergency Purchases of Goods and Services
When possible contact Purchasing for prior approval. Submit confirming requisition to Purchasing through FAMIS and a letter of justification explaining the nature of the emergency.