Purchasing Process and Bidding

As a public institution, we conduct our business in an open and competitive fashion in accordance with regulations established by CMU's Board of Trustees. The following is a brief outline of our regulations regarding the purchasing process that departments and vendors are expected to follow.

$2,500 to $24,999

Purchasing will conduct a formal bid process unless specifically exempted. Bids may be written or faxed at the professional judgment of the buyer. An on-line purchase requisition should be submitted to the Purchasing Department for processing.

$25,000 and Over

Purchasing will conduct a formal sealed written bid process unless specifically exempted. Public bid openings are normally held for Request for Quotations. Public bid openings are normally not held for Request for Proposals. An on-line purchase requisition should be submitted to the Purchasing Department for processing.

Bid Exemption

Consult the Director of Contracting and Purchasing Services for exemptions on bids.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

1200 S. Franklin St • Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859
Phone: 989-774-4000