Doing Business with USF
The USF System employs a de-centralized Purchasing model. Departments determine needs and, using various resources, obtain quotes from vendors for a variety of commodities and services.
Purchasing Services collects spending data and determines whether or not it would be in the best interests of the University to solicit competitive, public Invitations to Bid (ITB,) Invitations to Negotiate (ITN) and requests for proposals (RFP) for a given service or commodity if it is in wide use. Purchasing also executes competitive, public solicitations when a purchase exceeds the legal bid limit set by the Board of Governors.