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Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Purchasing Office. | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Purchasing Office.

Historical Note:

Procurement Services, formerly called the Purchasing Office, is responsible for the issuance of purchase orders, verification of receipts, distribution of P-Cards, P-Card compliance, and the administration of contracts.  It supports the mission of Southern Illinois University by procuring goods and services while complying with the rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the State of Illinois, the Illinois Procurement Code, and the SIU Board of Trustees.

The predecessor Purchasing Office reported to the Business Office as early as 1952, the latter of which reported to the Office of Business Affairs.  Business Affairs was reorganized in 1966 into 2 divisions, Business Affairs – Services Division and Business Affairs – Fiscal Division, and the Purchasing Office was organized within the Fiscal Division.  Purchasing then reported to the Office of the Controller after it was created in 1969 and Donald Arnold was appointed first Controller in 1971.  The SIU Board of Trustees abolished the Office of the Controller at its October 11, 2001 meeting.  At this time, Purchasing and Accounts Payable were merged into a single unit and began reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.


Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees.  Annual Report of the Board of Trustees: 2001-2002.  Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University, Board of Trustees, 2002.

Procurement Services, (accessed November 21, 2016).

Note Author: Matt Gorzalski

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