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Having orders delivered to non-Brown addresses should be limited to critical operational needs and will require the approval of the applicable Senior Officer/Division Head/Dean. This applies to all methods of ordering.

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Strategic Purchasing, Contracts & Insurace (SPCI) provides assistance to faculty, staff and students in making informed purchasing decisions.  Our department works to leverage the University’s buying power to get high quality products and services for the lowest possible price.  

The University has several policies that address Purchasing Standards that provide important guidance in the way that procurement activities are conducted.  These policies include:

Brown University Licensee Code of Conduct

Business Ethics

Compliance With Laws, Codes, and Regulations

Supplier Diversity Policy

Environmental Awareness

The University’s procurement policies  are  intended to be consistent with the Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Found at 2 CFR 200, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  University departments will ensure that each transaction is classified or defined as an allowable expenditure using the appropriate spend category in the Workday Financials System.  For sponsored programs, certain purchases may be unallowable.

Brown University implemented the Uniform Guidance Procurement Rules detailed in 2 CFR 200.317 - 200.326 as of  July 1, 2018.

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Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing staff are available to assist with your purchasing needs and questions. Please email [email protected] or contact a staff member if you need assistance.