Our mission is to procure goods and services for our University community customers in a timely, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Wherever possible, Purchasing endeavors to add value to the procurement process by negotiating with vendors, consolidating purchases to attain volume discounts and by identifying and choosing alternative, qualified suppliers. Once your order is received, the final payment process is completed in the Accounts Payable Department where properly authorized invoices and receivers are processed for payment to vendors.

Our goal is to provide exceptional service to our customers in the University community. The Purchasing staff is happy to work with you to review and discuss your purchasing requirements. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Related Information

  • Purchasing Forms - located in TUportal under the University Forms section in the Staff Tools tab.
  • Products with Temple trademarks - All vendors selling products bearing any Temple trademark must be officially licensed to do so. View the full list of licensed vendors and visit the Business Services website to see the full Temple Trademark Policy.


Tax Exemption Requests - Purchasing has made it easier for you to request tax exemption certificates! Please visit our Tax Exemption page for more information.

Bid Threshold Increase - Effective August 1st, the bid threshold was increased to $10,000! Please review the memo for more information regarding this exciting change.

TUmarketplace 101 - The Purchasing Department provides training in how to use TUmarketplace. The next session will be on December 3rd from 10am to Noon. Be sure to register to hold your spot in the class!

Visitor Hotel Accommodations - Temple has negotiated discounted rates with hotels located in Philadelphia for students and families visiting the University. Please visit the Temple University Visitor Hotel Accommodations site.

The TPC is on TUmarketplace! The Temple Purchasing Card (TPC) can be used to place certain small dollar orders with select vendors. Visit the TPC Enabled Vendors page for more information.

Can't make the TUmarketplace training sessions? User Guides are available in TUportal by clicking the Help tab and then the TUmarketplace link.