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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will continue to make all travel inadvisable. For these reasons, the University Travel Restrictions announced on March 11 are being extended until further notice. To protect the health and safety of our community, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students limit their personal travel when possible. Canceled Travel Guidelines

Purchasing & Contracts

Welcome to the University of Northern Colorado Purchasing & Contracts Department home page. Our department strives to provide the University community with professional, efficient procurement of goods and services and to ensure maximum value for dollars spent. It is our desire to provide prompt, courteous and fair treatment to all our customers.

The Purchasing & Contracts Department is responsible for general procurement and strategic sourcing, contract management, UNC Visa cards, accounts payable, and real estate and leasing. 

We encourage you to explore our website and hope you find the information valuable.  Please feel free to contact anyone on our team should you have questions about our areas of responsibility.

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Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable department is responsible for processing payment requests for approved goods, services and travel expenses incurred on behalf of the University.

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The Contracts Department is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts for the University community.

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The Purchasing Department provides the University community with the efficient procurement of goods and services and ensures maximum value for the dollars spent.

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UNC Visa Card

The University of Northern Colorado provides a "one card" PCard program that allows employees to make business-related purchases for goods, services and travel.


The Purchasing and Contracts office has recently been informed of several vendors receiving emails requesting a quote from an email address ending in @unco-edu.com or @unco-edu.org.  These are not valid UNC emails.  Please disregard any emails purporting to be from UNC that do not come from the correct domain of @unco.edu.  If you are unsure of the validity of any documents received from UNC, please email the document in question to purchasing@unco.edu and we will confirm its authenticity.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call 970-351-2287.