Purchasing at USF is decentralized.  Departments are responsible for complying with all USF, BOG and State guidelines when obtaining goods and services.

Nearly all purchases require the submission of a requisition into the FAST system and the subsequent review and final approval by a Purchasing agent.

Departments should determine their needs, obtain quotes and analyze their options for the best value.

Some purchases require additional approvals prior to purchase or the submission of certain forms.  Use the menu at the left to find information for specific purchases.

Requisitions are routed to specific Purchasing Agents based on the Item Category on the requisition. 

Exceptions to the requisition requirement are covered in the PCard area of this site and under Payment Services: Accounts Payable.