Purchases & Stores

The Division of Purchases & Stores provides procurement of the best value goods and services through competitive pricing and timely efficient deliveries to the University Community in a professional manner while following strict adherence to Kentucky Laws.

News and Important Updates:

Uniform Guidance

Eastern Kentucky University will be implementing new federal regulations, known as Uniform Guidance, and replacing OMB Circular A-110. The University has elected to utilize the grace period and delay this implementation until July 1, 2017. In the interim, the University’s existing policies and procedures and the OMB circulars will continue to apply. In the meantime the university shall modify and develop procurement procedures to become consistent with the Uniform Guidance. The Division of Purchases & Stores will be phasing in Procurement procedures which will go into effect July 1, 2017. If you have any questions/concerns please contact Andrea Cashell at 859-622-4484 or andrea.cashell@eku.edu

New Office Supply Products Partner

Starting on February 27, 2017, Eastern Kentucky University will be transitioning from Office Depot/ Office Max to Staples Business Advantage as our preferred partner for all office supply products. In an effort to help ease the transition for University departments,  EKU Division of Purchases & Stores and Staples Business Advantage is offering an e-registration link to help quickly setup your Staples user profile. Establishing an online ordering account is required in order to gain access to EKU’s special contract pricing and to place online orders.  Staples is also offering EKU employees  access to these new exclusive savings on thousands of products.

E-Registration Link: https://register.staplesadvantage.com/c/s?RegFormId=qwoAgl

Please see the below training date and information concerning our scheduled Staples make-up training opportunity for Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

For more information please contact:

Dwightel Ivey – Purchasing



Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 1:00 PM (EST)




Phone Conference Line: 1-866-876-6741

Passcode: 867897