All University purchases are made in accordance with University Policy, regardless of source of funds. 

Procurement Services (Map)

1340 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1004

(515) 294-4860 
Fax (515) 294-9606 
Regular Hours:    7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday 
Break and Holiday Hours:    7:30 am to 4:00 pm,  Monday - Friday 
We value your feedback and suggestions on how Procurement Services can improve.
Please submit any comments or suggestions you have for our department using our Feedback Form.
If you would like to recognize a Procurement staff member for providing excellent service, please use our Recognition Form.



Procurement Standards

The effective date for implementation of Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200, Procurement Standards regulations at the Iowa State University will be fiscal year 2019 (FY19) which begins July 1, 2018. The University will follow Procurement Standards regulations as specified in OMB Circular A-110, 2 CRF Part 215 through June 30, 2018, as provided in the November 2014 COFAR Frequently Asked Questions and updated in the Federal Register 9/10/15 universal identifier and system of award management corrections. Iowa State will utilize the micro-purchase threshold of $50,000 (approved for Iowa State) on July 1, 2018. Further information on federal funding can be found at https://www.procurement.iastate.edu/policy.


All authorized transactions for goods and services should be made with the authority of the ISU Procurement Services. This authority is evidenced by either a purchase order or a University issued VISA Purchasing Card. Shipments of goods or performance of services without the authorization of the ISU Procurement Services may be considered unauthorized transactions and the vendor risks non-payment.

Please see the vendor link for vendor-specific information.


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3/8/2019 Spring 2019 Newsletter
7/1/2018 December 2018 Newsletter
7/1/2018 July 2018 Newsletter
2/23/2018 February 2018 Newsletter
4/27/2017 April 2017 Newsletter
3/9/2017 New England BioLabs catalog available on cyBUY
3/7/2017 Digi-Key catalog available on cyBUY
1/17/2017 January 2017 Newsletter
10/21/2016 Change to procurement approvals in E-Forms approval system 
10/7/2016 New cyBUY Search Upgrade
10/7/2016 October 2016 Newsletter
4/1/2016  Office Depot Site Change/Demos
3/16/2016  Office Depot Contract Launch
1/26/2016  Purchasing transition to new address format
12/16/2015  cyBUY system to allow up to 35 accounts
12/2/2015 cyBUY for CIT Bus Release Numbers
11/10/2015 P-Card Policy Change
1/27/2015  Transportation Services New Dispatch System