The mission of the Division of Procurement and Business Services is to assist the University to obtain the goods and services needed by its faculty, students and staff; and to spend the University's money wisely, so that maximum value is obtained for its limited financial resources. Procurement and Business Services is a business services organization consisting of the separate functions of contracts, disbursements, fixed assets, mail services, procurement card, property surplus, purchasing, travel, and vendor services.
Procurement and Business Services will strive to provide excellent customer service while acting in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, openness, and fairness. The department will be accountable for expenditures of goods and services, prompt payment of goods and services, travel reimbursement, distribution and receipt of mail, and contract review and administration.
Procurement and Business Services will conduct its work in accordance with federal and state law and will perform socioeconomic programs mandated by the Texas Legislature. It is the intention of Sam Houston State University to develop and expand a HUB program that will assist small, minority, and woman-owned businesses to do business with the State of Texas. Employees within the University are educated on the State HUB Program through Procurement and Business Services.