The Purchasing Department is charged with the responsibility to acquire all goods and services that ensure the academic needs, research, patient care and public service goals are met in a cost-effective and efficient manner. In the daily execution of procurement activities, the Purchasing Team strives to provide a balance between price, value, quality, delivery and service in compliance with State and Federal Statutes, as well as established UT System Regents’ Rules and Regulations. The Purchasing Department’s mission is to provide the best service to our Suppliers and University faculty and staff.
Notice to Suppliers: Fraud Alert – April 10, 2018
Please be on high alert for emails requesting quotations or purchase orders that purport to originate from the University of Texas System Administration but are in fact fraudulent. While UT Systems cannot prevent this illegal activity, we are actively working with law enforcement to investigate these fraudulent emails. Common themes of these fraudulent emails that may help reduce risk to your company becoming a financial victim of this scam:
- The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
- The sender’s email address may appear to be valid, but may also include email addresses like@unitexaseduorg.
- The message requests shipment/delivery of products to non-University of Texas addresses.
- The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, may include a logo or other graphic, and a signature that may look legitimate. UT does not publish solicitations with handwritten