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How to Buy

Getting Started

Purchases $10,000 and Over

  • Submit a request for purchases $10,000 and over here. A purchasing agent will contact you once the request has been received.
  • Review requests for purchases $10,000 and over here.

Catalogs, Contracts, and Purchases Under $10,000

  • Over 60% of all items purchased on POs are found in one of the Ariba Catalogs. View a list of preferred suppliers here to get started.
  • Can't find what you need in a catalog? Search here by commodity for a list suppliers available in Ariba to receive purchase orders.
  • The Office of Supplier Diversity Development also offers a database of minority and woman-owned businesses looking to do business with Purdue. The database can be accessed here.