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buyND e-Procurement

The buyND system is the University's electronic purchasing system for creating requisitions and purchase orders. Click here for more information on how to get access, training and other related informaton.

Sourcing and Bidding

Procurement Services provides University departments with information about the quality, price competitiveness, and customer service of various suppliers, as well as any strategic relationships formed for the various commodities. We are able to assist campus users in identifying needs and obtaining bids/quotes from potential suppliers. For large and/or complex transactions, a request for proposal (RFP) will be sent to insure the appropriate specifications, price, and contract terms are present. Procurement Services' work does not end when the purchase order is complete. We assist colleges/departments by verifying contract terms are followed, pricing and payment terms are correct, and goods/services are received properly. For a list of current contracts and approved suppliers, please visit the contracts section of this website.

Buying Green

As part of the Finance Division, we carry our mission of "today's stewards for tomorrow's leaders" into the world of sustainable procurement. Procurement Services is committed to working with suppliers to include, promote and competitively price products and services that represent sustainable alternatives. In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, we seek to increase the visibility and procurement of products and services with a reduced environmental impact as compared to other similar products or services. In the buyND e-Procurement system, an effort is made to increase the visibility of environmentally-friendly products.

The University of Notre Dame exercises a preference for sustainable products and services in the institutional procurement process. Specifically, we prefer to procure:

  • Officer paper with a recycled content of 30% or greater,
  • Computers and monitors with an EPEAT rating of Silver or better,
  • Cleaning supplies with a Green Seal or EcoLogo certification, and
  • Products and services from local sources when all other selection criteria are equal.