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CLA Purchasing Center

Mission Statement

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts Purchasing Center!  It is our mission to assist with all aspects of the procurement process including assisting departments with orders, reimbursements, payments and all other procurement related items. We strive to be timely, accurate and efficient. The Purchasing Center has the capability to purchase items through our preferred vendor online ordering system (Ariba) or with a Purdue purchasing credit card (PCard).

CLA Purchasing Center Newsletter!

Each month we will issue a newsletter with important purchasing related topics. The second issue of our CLA Purchasing Center Newsletter, "April 2019, Issue 2", is now available. In this issue, we share reminders about IT related purchases and PCards/receipts, as well as proper airfare or shuttle transportation requests, and scanning documents. We also discuss the most common reasons that payment requests are being rejected by Accounts Payable.

Click here to view the current newsletter!

You can also find an archive of all of our newsletters in the Newsletter Archives section below.

Purchasing Cards (PCards)

PCards are available for checkout through each department's Business Assistant. If a PCard is not available through the departmental Business Assistant, the CLA Purchasing Center does have cards available for checkout, with prior approval. Prior approval must be given by either the departmental Business Assistant, Business Manager, ADFA or DFA. Remember that Purdue is a tax exempt organization and sales tax cannot be charged – except for purchases of catered food and/or prepared food such as restaurant meals.

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Purchasing Center & Business Office Department Information/Directory

For a directory and important information about the CLA Purchasing Center and the CLA Business Office, click here.