Fraudulent Purchase Order Alert - Please read

Purchasing Services 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 Code of Conduct

Business Ethics

Compliance With Laws, Codes, and Regulations

Supplier Diversity Policy

Environmental Standards

Licensee Code of Conduct

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 has delayed the implementation of the new Uniform Guidance Procurement Rules detailed in 2 CFR 200.317 - 200.326 until no later than July 1, 2018 as provided by the waiver of the procurement rules (see Federal Register publication date of 5/17/2017 for extension granted by the Office of Management and Budget). In the interim, OMB circular A-110 will be followed on all existing awards.