Xavier University's Office of Purchasing is a business unit established to support the educational, instructional and research missions of the University. The Office of Purchasing is staffed by procurement professionals with the essential knowledge, skills and training to assist the University community to purchase required goods and services. This expertise insures that procurement decisions will be made in the best interest of Xavier University and in compliance with University policies.

Purchasing Department responsibilities include identifying supplier sources for equipment, supplies, and services; preparing bid specifications; initiating formal requests for quotations, proposals and bids; evaluating competitive bids; awarding and coordinating contracts until completion or termination.

Xavier University seeks to develop mutually beneficial business relationships with vendors capable of delivering Best Total Value. Best Total Value is driven by University business needs and includes a number of components including: total cost of ownership, quality of goods provided or services performed, supplier responsiveness and account service, localized supply, and supplier willingness to share risk and provide resources.