Our Mission Statement

The Purchasing Office will foster cost-effective, quality purchases of goods and services to university customers by using the expertise of all staff involved with purchasing throughout the university and by employing innovative methods in contract negotiations and buying initiatives.

Are you a new vendor with questions concerning the electronic bidding process? If so, please watch the video above.

The Ball State Purchasing Services Office provides an extensive and diverse set of services to the University. The primary goal of our office is to regulate responsible purchasing practices to assure the successful acquisition of goods and services. Our staff provides a responsible, helpful business environment providing timely results while adhering to the National Association of Educational Procurement code of ethics.

At Ball State, our approach to purchasing is to provide the most appropriate resources for vendors, employees, and the public concerning our purchasing processes.

Surplus items available for sale can be obtained at yearly auctions or at GovDeals.com.

Ball State University Purchasing is committed to the support of minority, women and veteran owned business enterprises (MWBE/V). For more information on our MWBE/V purchasing practices, please watch the video below.