October 2, 2023

March is Procurement Month!

UMW Procurement Team strives to add value to procurement practices through regular outreach and education. The department has hosted a statewide Supplier Diversity Advocate Institute in Aug. 2015, a Buyer Forum in Sept. 2015 and a Supplier Expo in Feb. 2016.

Pictured here: Dale Elethorp at Sustainability Fair 2015, displaying a bulb eater that crushed close to 8,000 bulbs and saved UMW $2,500. During FY15, gross surplus sales hit $40,000, and the department provided many departments with “excess” inventory that alleviated the need to purchase new furniture or equipment.