Welcome to the UMBC Department of Procurement.
This site is designed to assist UMBC departments and outside vendors with the process of doing business with and within the University. If you have any questions not addressed by this site please do not hesitate to contact an appropriate staff member.
In support of UMBC’s mission, this department procures goods and services using best value practices while working collaboratively to meet the needs of our customers. The office ensures the University’s procurements are conducted in a competitive, fair and open environment and in full compliance with applicable policies, laws, and regulations. We identify opportunities to establish contracts that capitalize on the University’s buying power and work closely with the institution’s community to ensure contract compliance.
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Uniform Guidance – UMBC Implementation
As of July 1st, UMBC must adhere to the Procurement Standards contained in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 2 CFR 200 “Uniform Guidance” when making purchases using federal funds or when federal funds will reimburse the purchase in the future.
UMBC’s cognizant agency has approved continued use of the University’s micro-purchase/direct purchase threshold of $25,000. This means that UMBC can continue to purchase up to $25,000 without competition if the price is determined to be reasonable.
For additional information, please see: https://research.umbc.edu/what-is-the-uniform-guidance or contact Procurement.