About Us

Procurement Services is the central University contracting office, led by the Director of Procurement Services and Chief Procurement Officer.

Mission & Departmental Objective

The mission of the Procurement Services Department is to support the purpose and goals of the University of Mary Washington, of providing a superior public liberal arts education – by assisting the University community in the procurement of high quality goods and services at competitive prices.

We achieve our mission by:

  • offering excellence in customer service and engagement through valued connections with campus departments and clients;
  • actively promoting sustainable partnerships with the vendor community that strengthens our continued endeavor for diversity;
  • maintaining a commitment to exceptional financial stewardship and fiscal responsibility,
  • striving for continuous innovation;
  • exhibiting personal and professional integrity;
  • supporting professional development; and
  • creating or using strategic sourcing opportunities.

The Procurement Services Department assists the University community in the procurement of all goods and services. Procurement shall be carried out in an effective, economical, fair and impartial manner. All procurement, regardless of fund sources, shall be subject to the laws and regulation of the Governing Rules, the Commonwealth of Virginia Purchasing Manual for Institutions of Higher Education and their Vendors, and University Policy.


Procurement Services adheres to the following principles: NAEP Code of Ethics and the VPPA Ethics in Public Contracting.


Professional Organizations

UMW Procurement organizational memberships include:

National Association of Educational Procurement is a commitment to developing a world-class procurement department, providing educational programs, networking, and collaborative agency tools.
VA Association of Governmental Purchasing is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of procurement practitioner established to improve and assist public purchasers.
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing develops, supports and promotes the public procurement profession through initiatives that benefit members and constituents.