Purchasing Office

Welcome to the Purchasing Office

Our mission is to procure goods and services in accordance with all Federal, State and System regulations and obtain the best procurement value upholding and supporting the educational and research missions of the University. It is the department's goal to serve our customers with courteousness, efficiency and timeliness.

The Purchasing Office operates under the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs.

The Purchasing Staff is comprised of the Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services, a team of professional buyers, and support staff.

The Purchasing Office is located in the Central Receiving Warehouse Building (CRW) at One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas, 78249. Our hours of operation are 8:00 a.m.  to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding University Holidays.

You may contact the Purchasing Office by email at UTSA Purchasing Department purchasing@utsa.edu


As of MAY 1, 2014, UTSA will be implementing a new Financial ERP System, PeopleSoft 9.1. The System will not accept any variances between the purchase order items and the invoice line items, including variances related to unit price, extended price, freight charges, unit of measurement, or number of line items. To ensure proper payment of invoices, UTSA providers should use all efforts to safeguard against any line item variances between the purchase order and invoice. Any variance will result in significant payment delays.