Helpful Procurement information is provided below, including forms, job aids, workshops, Board of Public Works and Board of Regents schedules, and the procedures related to Maryland Correctional Enterprises.
Per TU 08-03.00, Procurement Policy, invoices for goods and services exceeding $5,000 will not be paid without a purchase order, and shall be made in accordance with Towson University Procurement Policies and Procedures, unless specifically excluded, pursuant to the USM Procurement Policies and Procedures. For purchases $5,000 and below, the using department shall utilize the University’s Procurement Card Program.
In most cases, departments with moderate to high-volume purchasing needs have a designated and trained individual responsible for entering requisitions for purchases into PeopleSoft Financials. If your department does not have a designated individual, please use the following link to submit an Online Requisition for Purchases $5,000 and Above Form. Please review the Requisition for Purchases instructions (PDF) for information on completing the form.
The form shall be submitted prior to the required dates for both goods and services. Please attach any quotes, proposals, software contracts, specifications, etc., that will help the Procurement Office Representative assigned to the purchase to process in a timely manner in accordance with Towson University Procurement Policies and Procedures. Depending on the value and nature of the purchase, a competitive bid may be required.
Per TU 08-03.30, Consultant Policy, the University may utilize professional advice or services for a fee, when University employees, within the scope of their function, cannot provide expertise adequately. The policy is applicable for all consultants hired, and is not intended for use when paying an honorarium, or stipend to an individual, or when engaging a visiting scholar.
Using the applicable link provided below, the using department shall submit an Online Request for Independent Contractor (IC) Services Over $500 form. Please review the Independent Contractor Form Instructions (PDF) for information on completing the form. The form shall be submitted prior to the start date of service, and requires attachment of the IC’s W-9 Form. If the IC has provided a W-9 Form with the Employer Identification Number completed in Part 1, a Request for IC Services Over $500 form is not required, and the purchase shall be completed in accordance with Towson University Procurement Policies and Procedures.
It is vital for departments to complete the necessary forms before procuring any goods or services. The accurate submission of these forms enable the university to maintain compliance with state laws and regulations.
The Board of Public Works (BPW) and Board of Regents (BOR) meetings often affect the procurement of capital goods and services at the university.
Maryland Correctional Enterprises (formerly State Use Industries) is the preferred vendor for university furniture. The procedures for purchasing furniture as part of a normal renovation project (not including capital projects) are below:
The MCE website contains MCE's furniture catalog. Select "quick ship" to see items available for faster shipping.